Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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Large and deep for clearer highs and added projection.

The Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Acoustic Electric Guitar sports a flamed maple top and maple & back sides. The cutaway gives you full access to the rosewood fretboard. Other features include an abalone rosette, chrome die-cast tuners, Ivorex nut and saddle, and Advantage bridge pins.

The AEL2012ETKS is equipped to shine in any venue with the Fishman Sonicore and the AEQ-SST Shape Shifter Preamp. The Fishman Sonicore is an under-the saddle pickup designed to eliminate sonic deadspots and is made from a copolymer material in a special braided wire. The 3-band AEQ-SST Shape Shifter Preamp was specifically designed to work with the Fishman Sonicore pickup and features a tone shaper that lets you quickly and easily dial in the sound you want. The Shape Shifter is quiet and has a lot of headroom so you can get more volume before distortion sets in. It also has a phase reverse switch for eliminating feedback and an onboard tuner.

Ibanez G850ECENT
  • Body Style: AEL Body with Cutaway
  • Top: Flamed Maple
  • Back and Sides: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • No. of frets: 20/14 open
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard inlays: Dots
  • Nut: Ivorex II
  • Binding: Mahogany
  • Rosette: Abalone
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Bridge pins: Advantage
  • Tuners: Ibanez Gold Die-Cast
  • Pickup: Fishman Sonicore
  • Preamp: Ibanez AEQ-SST Shape Shifter Preamp with Onboard Tuner
  • Outputs: Balanced 1„4" and XLR
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP Strings
  • Saddle: Ivorex II
  • Finish: High Gloss
  • Case sold separately

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IbanezAEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Good 12-string, lovely sound


from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I recently bought one of these 2nd hand as a lightly-used two year old, never gigged. It's a really lovely guitar overall, large full-size jumbo shape and very good-looking, beautiul abalone inlays. It feels heavy in the hand, perhaps because of the on-board electronics, the wide neck, large head and presumably substantial truss rod. When I played it, I fell in love with it. The double string courses really chime in that big deep belly, making it very enjoyable for the player at least! Strumming or flatpicking suits it best. the neck is quite wide, I am used to my Martin D16RGT and Telecaster, this 12-string requires careful fingering to stretch to the sixth string, even a walking bass on the 5th requires concentration.

I found it easy to tune, and it stays in tune, but one tuner is quite worn for a two-year old. the gold finish is tarnished, but that is to be expected, it will need care. In time, I might fit a set of all-black Gotohs or Schallers in it.

Amplified it sounds the same as acoustic, I play it through a Fender 100w DSP and also straight through a mixing desk, happy either way.

I am finding it difficult to put a capo on the 7th fret for 'Hotel California' intros, perhaps I need a specialised 12-string capo.

One of my buddies has a 1960's Martin 12-string. This isn't far off in terms of tone, ease of playing and sound quality. For the price, it's a lovely 12-string.

If you're buying used, check each tuner for wear by wiggling it back and forth, and remember that a full change will require two sets of tuners at normal price.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


Amazing Sounding Rhythm Instrument


from Havre, Montana

Comments about Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I gave this 4 stars for the simple fact that the instrument doesn't like to stay in tune for very long. I'm guessing because there's so much tension on 12-string necks, so it could be common to the instrument family. Note, this is primarily a RHYTHM instrument, doing individual picking with this can be very challenging to be consistant. The look and feel of it is amazing. Very low string action, flawless finish in every detail. The recording quality is very nice as well. Highly recommended.

(12 of 15 customers found this review helpful)




from Ely Nevada

Comments about Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

What an amazing guitar. Crystal clear, beautiful tone. It makes you want to throw your 6 string away. It is probably the best sounding acoustic guitar I have ever played. It is gorgeous to boot. Nice flamed maple top and gold tuners just make it look amazing. Like most ibanez guitars it has a really nice (better than most) rosewood fretboard. Well worth the money. That is what I love about Ibanez. They build nice smooth playing great sounding guitars for very low prices.

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