Ibanez AEL20E AEL Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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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"
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

Ibanez AEL20E Acoustic-Electric Cutaway

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.


- 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
(56 ratings)
Submitted March 28, 2009 by a customer from cs.stanford.edu
"Incredible value, great for easy live use"
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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.
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.
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.
So far so good.
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.
Musical Background:
Active musician
Musical Style:
Rock, pop
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