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Ibanez AEF18ETWS Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar   

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The Ibanez AEF18ETWS acoustic-electric guitar combines a slim, fast neck with a comfortable, feedback-resistant body, and quality electronics to make...Click To Read More About This Product

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Made for the stage and easy to own.

The Ibanez AEF18ETWS acoustic-electric guitar combines a slim, fast neck with a comfortable, feedback-resistant body, and quality electronics to make an especially affordable-yet-practical stage acoustic. It features a spruce top, mahogany back and sides, mahogany neck, a B-Band/Ibanez SQR pickup, and an Ibanez SRT preamp with tuner. Flame motif rosette and pearl dot inlays add flash.

  • Spruce top
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • B-Band/Ibanez SQR pickup
  • Ibanez SRT preamp with tuner
  • Pearl dot inlay
  • Chrome die-cast tuners

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Gotta love it!

By tweeter-PekvN

from Lubbock, Texas

I have this guitar and love it! I can't find another one like it though. I want to get another one for my little brother but cant find one. It plays great, i too have that little problem with the Low E and it vibrating. Next time you have it worked on ask them to raise the action. They will fix it so that it doesn't hit the fret below what you are playing.


Very Good Beginner Acoustic

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I have had this guitar for going on two and a half years now and it still suprises with its tone and playability. Of course there are many other acoustics that I would rather be playing, but being stuck with this thing is really not that bad at all. The thing is a well built instrument and plays quite easily for a guitar in this price range. The electronics are not the best, but I have managed to create some neat tones. Also, built in tuner is a nice feature. It isn't the most accurate but it has saved me from sounding terrible a couple of times. For a while I seemed to get a bit of a buzz whenever I would play a G on the low E string, but it seems to have resided so I am happy. One thing that this guitar excels at is being tuned down. I have mine tuned down a full step plus I go drop D and this thing just growls while maintaining its clarity and presence. Great guitar to start out on.



By cyclebum

from westmoreland, tenn

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This is one fine guitar for price! I play alot of solo writer nights and this guitar is great. It plays easy and sounds like more expensive models. I recently recieved a Washburn HB32 for playing out but I feel so comfortable with my Ibanez. Hard choice, but no matter, I won't regret ever buying the AEF18. It's a sweetheart of a guitar!!


Awesome guitar

By Shaggyman

from Jamestown, North Dakota

I've been searching for a good gig acoustic for a good year or so, and I had my eyes on an ovation for awhile. Then i played an AE in a music store and it blew me away, the quality of the guitar for the price. I ordered this guitar through here and have absolutely loved it since. The action is surprisingly low, yet it doesn't affect the tone so you can play fast and still sound great (big selling point). It sounds great through an amp, not too tingy and oh ya, is a beautiful piece of work with the fire emblems. I took this guitar side by side with my buddy's $800 Martin and it easily met it with sound, quality, and features. I flat out love this guitar!


Great AE for a good price

By Wraith-yekLU

from Texas

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Awesome AE. Has a great tone whether it's plugged in or not. I've had no tuning problems with this guitar. If you're looking for a good acoustic electric guitar for a good price, this one's for you! I've had it for 5 years and plays great!


best AE ever

By Sam-v1MpY

from Greensboro, NC

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I've had this guitar for about three years. Mine is a natural wood color though. It's very rugged and can take a beating, and the fire roset fives a touch of class. I don't know if it comes standart but mine has a arch back witch is cool. Standard ajussments need to be made but after that is is perfect. You should buy this guitar.


Proud AEF18 Owner For Over 4 Years

By Dachoice

from Lockport, IL

I purchased the AEF18 in April of 2003 and I can't think of one single thing that has gone wrong. I went to my local guitar shop to try out all the other guitars before making my purchase and no other one could match it. Lucky for me it was in my price range. My only warning would be that it can be hard to find replacement parts. The bridge saddle wore down and I had trouble finding the replacement. But that's typical maintenance stuff. I recommend this to anyone who is looking for a quality guitar but think they have to sell their soul to afford one. Great guitar!!! Great Price!!!



By MeLeaf'sBassist

from Las Vegas, NV

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I bought this guitar just over a week ago. Took me a day of playing it to really like it cause it's small size. I had played the AEF30E model and was sold on it, until I saw this one. It's pickup and preamp are great(same as AEF30E for cheaper), one of the best amplified acoustics I have ever heard. And when not plugged in it can produce a good enough sound. I was really skeptical at first with had never played it, but you should just get it and try it yourself, I bet you'll love it. The finish looks great and the tuner is really easy to use. The tone levels are easy to control. When I showed my friend who is a classical guitarist it, he regretted buying his Martin. It really is a great guitar and great buy.



By Paul-ZTPGa

from WA

This is my second guitar and it's great as an intermediate model. I'll probably keep it for years to come. Sounds great unplugged, not quite as resonate as a larger bodied model but adequate nonetheless. Love the onbord tuner and equalizer. Wonderful plugged in too! Highly recommend for the hobbyist or the semi-pro.


Fell in Love!

By Beau

from Buffalo

This guitar is my favorite that I have ever played. Played alot of different Acoustic g's and this blows them away plugged in or not. The tuner is awesome it only take a d battery and last for about a year. Believe me you will fall in love too!

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