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Ibanez AEF18E Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Onboard Tuner

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Mahogany tone and quality electronics!

Ibanez acoustic guitars are designed with the player in mind: fantastic looks, pro features, and clear, sparkling sound-- plugged in or all acoustic. The AEF18E has a Spruce top, Mahogany neck, back and sides, an Ibanez Under Saddle pickup, and SPT Shape Shifter Preamp with Onboard tuner, plus a Fire Pattern Wooden Rosette.

The improved feedback-resistant AEF body offers an ergonomic and comfortable shape. For comfort, clear highs, and strong midrange punch, the AEF is the perfect choice.

The Ibanez SPT preamp on the AEF18E has a 3-band tone control and shape control along with a built-in electronic tuner.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • BodyShape: AEF Body
  • Neck: Mahogany Neck
  • BackSides: Mahogany Back and Sides
  • Top: Spruce Top
  • Rosette: Fire Pattern Wooden Rosette
  • Tuners: Ibanez Chrome Die-Cast Tuners
  • Pickup: Ibanez Under Saddle Pickup
  • Electronics: Ibanez SPT Shape Shifter Preamp with Onboard Tuner
  • Outputs: Balanced ¼ and XLR Outputs
  • Fretboard: Rosewood Bridge and Fretboard
  • Saddle: Ivorex II Nut and Saddle
  • BridgePins: Advantage Bridge Pins
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP Strings
  • Case sold separately
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Body dimensions:
  • Body Style: AEF
  • Width: 15.75
  • Depth: 4.25
  • Length: 20"
  • Neck dimensions:
  • Scale/Length: 641mm
  • Width at Nut: 43mm
  • Width at Joint: 55mm
  • Thickness 1st Fret: 20mm
  • Thickness 7th Fret: 21mm
  • Radius: 300mm
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IbanezAEF18E Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Onboard Tuner
 
4.9

(based on 13 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Real Players Guitar.

By Papa Don

from Palm Springs, Ca.

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Pros

  • Easy And Fun Guitar

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Homelivestudio Playing

Comments about Ibanez AEF18E Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Onboard Tuner:

Nice and sweet sounding guitar
Sound is great when plugged in to a P/A or amp.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar

By simonchv

from Tecate, CA

Pros

  • Easy to play
  • Great action
  • Great sound
  • Looks Awesome
  • Nice price

Cons

  • No Pickguard

Best Uses

  • Live playing
  • Practice
  • Studio

Comments about Ibanez AEF18E Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Onboard Tuner:

It is a great guitar for the price. Feels great. Looks great. Sounds great. Right out of the box, the action is spot on, really easy to chord and riff even on the higher frets. I've only had it for a couple of weeks but the tuner works great and it just feels really comfortable, like an old friend.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Bright Tone, Stays in Tune

Comments about Ibanez AEF18E Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Onboard Tuner:

Bought this for my wife. Good intermediate guitar after action is adjusted. Clear tone and stays in tune, fairly loud acoustically. Has a pretty finish.

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  • Yes

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

once in a live time!!

By Guitarman

from Philadelphia

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Pros

  • Comfort
  • It's all good
  • Pluged in or not awesome
  • Tuer and sound and comfor

Cons

  • Minor trusch rod adjustme
  • None what so ever

Best Uses

  • Awesome action
  • Stage or practice awesome

Comments about Ibanez AEF18E Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Onboard Tuner:

this baby only comes around once in a lifetime! i own it now for 2months and it stays tuned even when i ain;t playing it! the sound when not plug in is outstanding so imagine when it's plugin beautiful can;t put it down it meltsin your hands to the guitar folks get this baby because with age it will only get better and i know it will go up in price because the demand for it will increase! igot two and my freind wants to buy it n i said i don;t think so!!lol GET YOUR OWN!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Gotta love the flames.

By Op1

from Fargo, ND

Comments about Ibanez AEF18E Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Onboard Tuner:

Owned this guitar for 2 years. Great action, and sweet neck, especially if you're an electric guitar player. I even prefer it over the ovation necks. Unplugged very thin sounding, but fattens up when plugged in. Probably cause of the thin body. Only a couple of knocks. Not a big fan of the high gloss finish in fact even with a humidifier the finish has a couple of small cracks. I had the nut replaced also because of a crack in it as well. Overall, a good value although I may look at some of the similiar priced Takimine, Yamaha's, Dean's, and Fenders. If you're looking for that full dread sound you're not going to find it hear. But, if you play electric, like ovations, and are playing it plugged in, this is a great guitar.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Top of the Line Acoustic for a Small Price

By Telemaster92

from brooklyn center, MN

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Comments about Ibanez AEF18E Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Onboard Tuner:

I have had the Ibanez AEF 18 for over a year. I also have an Ovation. I prefer my Ibanez over my Ovation for a couple of reasons. The Ibanez has a great clean sound (especially with Elixir strings). The Ibanez also has a good easy to maneuver fretboard. The Ibanez AEF 18 also comes with an accurate tuner. This is a must have acoustic period.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A gem and an incredible bargain

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez AEF18E Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Onboard Tuner:

I recently purchased the black model of the AEF18E and am absolutely delighted with it. Right out of the box the setup and intonation were terrific and very playable. I was looking for an acoustic-electric with the elusive "perfect loud acousitic sound" and I was surprised and very impressed with the B-band pickups. The onboard controls (which also include a tuner) are the best I've ever seen and a joy to use. Instead of sliders, volume, bass, mid, treble and shape are separate thumb wheels and very intuitive. They are absolutely the best controls I've ever seen on an a/e guitar. The overall amplified tone is smooth and warm, without the majority of that nasty piezo crunch sound, especially with the treble knocked back by about 70%. The controls allow you to tailor the sound to whatever PA and room you happen to be playing in, with a broad range of tonality available. This guitar is a hidden gem. I went in prepared to spend upwards of $1000 on an a/e and was astounded to walk away with this guitar only costing $349.00.It's a great guitar for professional guitarists due to its live tonality, controls and playability, yet for the modest cost beginners can comfortably afford to get an astonishingly great guitar. Ibanez has created a gem.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Value

By Hitman86

from Tempt, AZ

Comments about Ibanez AEF18E Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Onboard Tuner:

Hi all, Well I just bought the guitar and let me tell you that if you are looking for an acoustic with electric look no further. This guitar has it all, an onboard tuner and two types of plug in. One for an amp or one to plug into the PA system directly, IT'S AWESOME! This guitar has a great ward sound and on top of that the body is a little bit shallower then a normal acoustic so it makes playing it that much more easy. This is a great guitar if you are a beginner or intermediate. I highly recommend this guitar, it looks great with the flame yes I said flame inlays, and even better in the black. You can't go wrong with this guitar!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar!

By kevinflyboy

from Hailey, ID

Comments about Ibanez AEF18E Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Onboard Tuner:

This is my first real guitar. I was surprised with the features. It has a great preamp and a very handy built in tuner. It is a very sturdy guitar and has a great sound. This guitar is a great deal for the price!

 
5.0

Great affordable Guitar

By Older but still a rocker!

from Laguna Hills, Ca

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Pros

  • Good action
  • Looks great
  • Sounds Great
  • Stays in tune
  • The Eq Tuner Are Great
  • The Equalizer Tuner Are

Cons

  • No Pickguard

Best Uses

  • Everyday Playing
  • Small Club Gigs

Comments about Ibanez AEF18E Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Onboard Tuner:

I own several Ibanez electric guitars and have been waiting for an affordable electric-acoustic one and this one caught my eye right off the bat! The price was just right and I knew it would be a good investment and would sound good, I was not dissapointed. Although it plays great right out of the box, I took it to my guitar tech and had him look for any issues, the only thing he suggested was a minor tweak to the trussrod (I believe someone else's reveiw mentioned that as well)I also had him change the strings(not really an issue;just me!) This guitar will satisfy most players of any skill level, but you know there are always those that will slam it. Consider my review, try it. if you don't agree; Musicians Friend has a great return policy!

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  • No
 
5.0

Best I Found In the Price Range

By Josh-Rj1.d

from Grand Rapids, MI

Comments about Ibanez AEF18E Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Onboard Tuner:

I went to a local shop and played anything that looked halfway attractive in this price range. My tests were mainly plugged in tests. I didn't compare the subtle sonic qualities of unplugged. If I would have had absolute quiet I'm sure that other non-painted hardtops would have scored higher, but once I plugged this guitar in... it really shined.Just for the heck of it I grabbed a few more expensive guitars and compared it against those when plugged in. I'd say it beat out about half of them. It even beat out the Martins that I tried.I give this guitar 8's for features and quality, but it gets a 10 from me in value because of the great bang for the buck. Overall it gets a 9.If you are looking to play mainly unplugged, I can't speak for you in the review... you'll have to do your own research, but if you are looking for a great guitar for plugged-in work, I'd have to say this is the one.

 
5.0

A Great Guitar

By Guitar Kid

from NJ

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Comments about Ibanez AEF18E Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Onboard Tuner:

This guitar is great before I bought it I played similar ones and this one sounded better and obviously looked better. I got a purple one and it looks great it's great too and plugged in sounds loud and clear, even without the monster cable.

 
5.0

Review

By bstrain

from College Station, TX

Comments about Ibanez AEF18E Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Onboard Tuner:

I've had this guitar for 8 months now, and I am extremely satisfied with it. I absolutely love it, it sounds amazing and it isn't hard to play due to the thin-ish body.

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