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Ibanez AEL20E AEL Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Transparent Blue Sunburst

Featuring a flame maple top with a Fishman Sonicore pickup system, the Ibanez AEL20E Cutaway is perfect if you want a head-turning acoustic-electric guitar. (68) Read 10 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Get stunning looks, vibrant tones, and a slew of useful features with the Ibanez AEL20E. This affordable acoustic-electric features a maple body with a gorgeous flamed maple top to match. Offering bright sounds and contemporary style, the AEL20E is a great choice for frequent performers, beginner guitarists, and just about everyone in between.

It's All In the Maple

This acoustic-electric combines a flamed maple top with maple back and sides to yield a truly distinctive instrument. Maple is known for the bright tone it brings to any guitar, and the AEL20E is no exception. From simple strumming to complex fingerpicking patterns, the AEL20E propels any style with energy and clarity. The use of a mahogany neck with Ivorex II nut and saddle accentuate the lows and highs of the guitar's sound, providing a tight frame for the bright midrange timbres. And, of course, the flamed maple top adds an enticing visual flair which is highlighted by elegant binding and a selection of kaleidoscopic finishes.

Fishman Electronics with Dual Output Options

Gigging performers will appreciate the flexible electronic configuration and components of the AEL20E. The onboard Fishman Sonicore (tm) pickup is equipped to capture every nuance of the guitar's natural tone, while an Ibanez SST Shape Shifter (tm) preamp adds another layer of flexibility with a three-band EQ, built-in tuner, and feedback-combating phase switch. For even further performance versatility, the AEL20E includes both balanced 1/4-inch TRS and XLR outputs for easy integration into any system. The balanced output ensures that your tone will carry through an amp or PA as a solid and reliable signal.

Slim-Profile Neck and Cutaway for Easy Playability

Beyond its scintillating sound and style, the AEL20E offers impressive playability and easy action to suit players of any experience level. The mahogany neck is crafted in a comfortable slim profile, enabling easy fingering at any point of the rosewood fretboard. Accommodating a wide range of styles, a simple cutaway allows easy access to the higher reaches of the fretboard. Rounded out with trusty die-cast tuners and advantage bridge pins, the AEL20E is primed and ready for performances, jam sessions, and recording projects alike.

Features:

- Maple back and sides with stunning flamed maple top
- Comfortable mahogany neck with slim profile
- Rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inalys
- Sturdy Ivorex II nut and saddle
- Fishman Sonicore pickup and SST preamp with built-in tuner, three-band EQ, and phase switch

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- Body Shape: AEL body
- Bracing: X Bracing
- Top: Flamed Maple
- Back & Sides: Maple
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Body Binding: Ivory
- Soundhole Rosette: Abalone
- Tuning Machine: Gold Die-cast Tuner
- Number of Frets: 20
- Bridge Pins: Ibanez Advantage Bridge pin
- Strings: D'Addario EXP11 Coated 80/20 Bronze, Light (.012-.053 Gauge)
- Pickup: Fishman Sonicore pickup
- Preamp: Ibanez SST Shape Shifter preamp w/Onboard tuner
- Output Jack: Balanced XLR & 1/4" outputs
- Battery: AA Battery *2
- Finish Top: Gloss
- Finish Back and Sides: Gloss
- Finish Neck Back: Gloss

Neck Dimensions:
- Scale: 648mm
- Width at Nut: 42mm
- Width at 14th Fret: 54mm
- Thickness at 1st: 20mm
- Thickness at 7th: 21mm
- Radius: 250mmR

Body Dimensions:
- Length: 20"
- Width: 16"
- Max Depth: 5"
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Transparent Blue Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 8 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 21 x 6 in
Transparent Red Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 8 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 21 x 6 in
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 products are not under warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-669-8262

Product Description

The slim neck, feedback resistant body, warm resonant tone, and attractive finish define the Ibanez AEL20E acoustic-electric. The maple back and sides on the AEL20E provide bright, clear tone.

Features

- Die-cast tuners
- Mahogany neck
- Rosewood bridge and fretboard
- Ibanez / B-Band SQR pickup
- Ibanez AEQ-SSR Shape Shifter EQ
- D'Addario EXP strings
- Ivorex II nut and saddle
- Advantage bridge pins
- Pearl dot inlay
- Flamed-maple top
- Maple back and sides
- Die-cast gold tuners
- Fishman Sonicore pickup
- SST preamp
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (68 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Incredible value, great for easy live use"
Sound: This is definitely a slightly thinner tone, not a deep bass sound. Personally I like that; great for strumming percussive playing. Probably less effective for fingerstyle playing, since the bottom can be a little weak. Similarly just a little thin for recording. Feature: This guitar is ahead of the curve (certainly at this price point) in feature set, a major reason I gave it this high a rating. It's _soooo_ convenient to have a balanced output, a phase inverter, and a four-band EQ for live use. Seriously, it's like when I first drove a hatchback car and I was like "wow, I can fit soooo much stuff in here". It's like that. It just makes live use so convenient. Also, the finish looks _incredible_ for this price range. I have the transparent blue model. Quality: So far so good. Value: I would pay $500 for this guitar. The Wow Factor: I think the blue looks awesome. Others will certainly not dig the un-vintage vibe of a colorful acoustic guitar, but I love it. Overall: This is not a pro guitar that I would use for recording, but for this price range, it's $500 worth of features and $300 worth of sound in a $350 guitar. Amazing.
Style of Music: Rock, pop
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Sound: Warm dreadnaught sound but with adequate sparkle and high end, sounds great both acoustically and plugged in. I compared to Takamine, Seagull, Washburn, Fender, Martin Sigma, and found that you would need to at least double the price to get comparable sound. Feature: Excellent built in tuner, chromatic. Has a XLR output as well as typical 1/4 inch Ease of Use: Great action, this guitar sang to me. With normal tuning, no fret buzz unless you are trying to kill it Quality: Binding defect in one small spot, otherwise flawless. Very pretty guitar (I got the red one). Value: Again, to find a comparable guitar it would require double the price - I was willing to go that high, glad I didn't have to. Manufacturer Support: Have not needed. The Wow Factor: Very sweet top and back, beautiful coloring and grain. Overall: I play electric more than acoustic, was looking for an upgrade to another acoustic-electric (an Applause from Ovation). This is the 9th guitar in my collection and is my go to guitar for acoustic sounds (more real acoustic than a piezo equipped Parker Fly Deluxe, far deeper and warmer than the Applause).
Style of Music: Christian, 60's rock, eclectic
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