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Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

The Ibanez AEL2012ETKS weds 12-string chiming with a large AEL body. The Ibanez AEL2012ETKS is capable of bright tones that still have plenty of body. (9) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Ibanez AEL2012ETKS offers the largest body of the Ibanez AE acoustic-electric guitars, making it particularly well suited for unplugged as well as plugged-in live performance.

Features

- Large and deep AEL body for bigger sound even when unplugged
- Flamed maple top and maple body for clearer highs and projection
- Fishman electronics-the best-known name in acoustic amplification

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- BodyShape: AEL Body
- Neck: Mahogany Neck
- BackSides: Maple Back and Sides
- GtrTop: Flamed Maple Top
- Rosette: Abalone Rosette
- Tuners: Ibanez Gold Die-Cast Tuners
- Pickup: Fishman Sonicore Pickup
- Electronics: Ibanez AEQ-SST Shape Shifter Preamp with Onboard Tuner
- Outputs: Balanced 1/4 in. and XLR Outputs
- Fretboard: Rosewood Bridge and Fretboard
- Saddle: Ivorex II Nut and Saddle
- BridgePins: Advantage Bridge Pins
- Strings: D'Addario EXP Strings
Ibanez Non-New Product Warranty Information Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses have a 1-year warranty on NEW instruments only for the ORIGINAL purchaser with a Sales Receipt. All used or factory 2nds products are not warranted.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-669-8262
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "Ibanez 12 string from Ibanez The Peoples Guitar Maker"
Sound: In my opinion this the the nicest sounding 12 string under $1,000. It has a deep, full sounds and can really project without an amp or having to play too hard. I like the pickup, pre-amp and on board tuner. You really can't go wrong with Fishman. The pre-amp has a low, mid and high as well as a shaper and phaser which are nice additions. This guitar has a very clean sound when attached to an amp. I haved messed around with it and various effects pedals, clean chorus sounds really good with this guitar. Also being a metal guitarist i tried playing with distortion and a wah and the sound was "interesting" this is not a metal guitar (duh). It does hold it's own on with power ballads as well as classic rock and folk. Tips: Change the strings, it comes with Elixors which are fine but the gauge was a too light for me. Feature: I already mentioned I like the electronics. The on board tuner is accurate, handy and simple to use. There are 2 interface types on the pickup, a 1/4 and the 3 pronge. The bridge is fine and comes with 2 height ajustments. The bridge pins are standard plastic I have not changed them, others might want to. I have been thinking about putting on better ones. I really like the tuning machines, they are very precise. I also mentioned before the strings in comes with are ok, but I would change to suite your preference. Ease of Use: I have no issues. The fret markers are smooth and the edges are finished and flush. Only advise, you need big hands. This is a big neck, even by 12 sting standards it is a big neck. Also keep in mind this is a jumbo body, it is bigger than a standard guitar. When buying a case or gig bag have the guitar with you. Not all cases and bags with fit, I use Roadrunner Roadsters for both of my jumbo guitars. Quality: There are no blemishes or marks on mine, I can not speak for any others. The finish is really nice. The online picture do not do this guitar justice, you can really see the contrast of the flamed maple. I think it is dependable. I would say it is road worthy. I do not feel I need a back up. I do not buy a guitar if I think I need a back up. If I was a professional musician I would keep a back up of all of my guitars because anything can happen on the road. Value: This guitar far exceeds the any other 12 string acoustic electric under $1000. Gibson, Breedlove and Taylor make 12 string a/es that compare or are better, but are all over $1,000. Manufacturer Support: I have dealt with Ibanez, they are great. I had to special order this guitar from them. I have never needed to exercise the warranty or needed service though. The Wow Factor: The first time I played this I had to have it. I was not even looking for a 12 string, (I was looking to add a base). This is as "sexy" as 12 strings get, lets face it, it's not a '57 Les Paul. It is good looking guitar though. The feel is just right for me, but it may not be for everyone. Overall: This one is a keeper. If money was no issue though I would consider the Gibson Songwriter, Taylor 800 series or most likely would design a Custom Martin. All of these guitars are thousands of dollars more than the price of the Ibanez.
Style of Music: almost anything but rap
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Overall: i got mine about 2 weeks ago i so far i love it i have to tune it each day which im fine with i had to do some fret work like fixing the trust rod cause there a some little fret buzz on the top but only bearly noticeable and of course replace the strings but all in all its really nice guitar
Style of Music: death, satanic metal
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