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Ibanez AEF37E Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar   

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Warm, resonant tone and an eye-catching appearance!

The Ibanez AEF37E Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Onboard Tuner is sure to sound great plugged in or played acoustically, thanks to the Fishman Sonicore pickup and Ibanez SST preamp. The Ibanez AEF37E features a quilted maple top, back, and sides, accentuated by gold Grover tuners and pearl block abalone inlays on the rosewood fretboard.

Designed especially to work with the Fishman Sonicore Pickups, the Ibanez SST Preamp features a built-in tuner, 3-Band tone control, and Shape control.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • BodyShape: AEF Body
  • Neck: Mahogany Neck
  • BackSides: Quilted Maple Back and Sides
  • Top: Quilted Maple Top
  • Rosette: Abalone Rosette
  • Tuners: Ibanez Gold Die-Cast Tuners
  • Pickup: Fishman Sonicore Pickup
  • Electronics: Ibanez SST 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

AEF37E Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

  • 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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IbanezAEF37E Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 25 reviews)

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    (23)

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    (1)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Solution

The Ibanez AEF37E completed my quest for an acoustic studio guitar. Ok it looks great but it records beautifully. It comes equipped with an XLR and 1/4" jack. Choose either...Read complete review

The Ibanez AEF37E completed my quest for an acoustic studio guitar. Ok it looks great but it records beautifully. It comes equipped with an XLR and 1/4" jack. Choose either and run straight to the board. The pick-up on this guitar, the tonal adjustments of bass, middle, treble, phase and volume and onboard tuner over a picky player plenty to adjust tone or tuning options. If you want an open D instead of an open E, just tune it.I have the Transparent Cherry finish. Will trade for the Golden Sunset, but I will keep this guitar forever. Maybe I'll just buy another in the other finish. There's nothing wrong with this ax. It sounds like a larger dreadnought in the studio and I don't have to mic it. Great solution!

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DO NOT BUY THIS GUITAR

I ordered this guitar about a month ago, and the first one I recieved had a warped neck, so I had to send it back for an exchange. The one they just sent...Read complete review

I ordered this guitar about a month ago, and the first one I recieved had a warped neck, so I had to send it back for an exchange. The one they just sent me has a messed up pickup that's barely picking up my high E string. Do not order this guitar unless you're willing to do work on it.

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4.0

Excellent guitar for amplification, a few caveats

By Badger Luthier

from Wisconsin

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • Poor Construction

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Ibanez AEF37E Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I've owned the AEF37E for a few years. The AEF size body is no longer offered by Ibanez and was a midsize body, between the larger AEL series and the slim AEG series. The AEF series was offered from 2003 to 2008 and then again from 2011 to 2014, the later incarnation having a better onboard pickup & preamp, and being built in Indonesia instead of Korea. The AEF30 and 37 were unusual in that they had really fancy pearl/abalone inlay on the neck, headstock and rosette as well as really nice flame/quilt maple laminate tops. The guitars were also unusual in having an XLR input jack along with the traditional 1/4" jack. Acoustically, these guitars sound pretty much like any other laminate top guitar....decent, but not great. However, the later AEFs really shine when amplified. The Fishman Sonicore pickup combined with the feedback canceling technology and body design make this guitar sound incredible when amplified. To be frank, the guitar sounds better over my Fishman Loudbox than my Taylor, which cost three times as much. However, the Taylor blows it away acoustically because the Taylor has a real spruce top. The AEFs have recently become very popular due to their higher end trim, attractive finishes and excellent electronics and are still commanding decent prices used. However, mine and many others suffer from two known issues. The AEF neck joints were weak and the glue bond between the heel and the body often breaks, requiring a regluing. I have seen this on several AEFs, not just mine. Also, the fret wire used on these guitars is rather soft and wears more quickly than one would expect in a mid-priced guitar, particularly if you frequently use a capo. I've already had to level/crown the frets on my 2013 AEF. I'd love it if Ibanez brought the AEF model back with a stronger neck joint and better frets. It's the best sounding mid-priced amplified acoustic I've ever played.

 
1.0

DO NOT BUY THIS GUITAR

By Bronzeknight36

from CT

Comments about Ibanez AEF37E Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I ordered this guitar about a month ago, and the first one I recieved had a warped neck, so I had to send it back for an exchange. The one they just sent me has a messed up pickup that's barely picking up my high E string. Do not order this guitar unless you're willing to do work on it.

 
5.0

what a deal

By lectricdan

from White Pine MI

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Pros

  • Finish
  • Tone
  • Tuner

Cons

  • Cond 4 Not Returnable
  • Strings

Best Uses

  • Jammin

Comments about Ibanez AEF37E Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

i bought it with a broken neck fixxed it with epoxy like the true yooper i am. sounds and plays well. tuner works good and the guitar is just a eye catcher in green. rolled the dice and won,i love it

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5.0

Ibanez AEF37E

By AV8R

from North Port, FL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balanced sound
  • Beautiful finish
  • Comfortable Body Size
  • Good action
  • Multiple outputs
  • Quality hardware
  • Slim Neck Dimensions

Cons

  • Lower Tones Lack Depth
  • Minor finish flaws

Best Uses

  • Great Practice Acoustic
  • Lightweight Stage Use

Comments about Ibanez AEF37E Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Ibanez always makes comfortable, well-balanced acoustic guitars. With various body styles, colors and sizes, there's an acoustic that can fill just about any need - and all with quality workmanship at a fair price. The Ibanez AEF37E I purchased (in Emerald Green) is just a spectaular guitar for my use. Comfortable AEF-sized body (slightly smaller than the standard Ibanez AEL-sized body) with surprisingly good projection, slender neck and good action right from the factory. Some very minor body waves by the neck joint, but overall the finish is immaculate. Color is pleasingly dark and understated and the gold hardware is a classy touch. The mother-of-pearl/abalone inlays are easy to see and the numerous green flecks in the abalone match well with the green body finish (accident? Maybe.) Lacks a certain tonal depth of larger and more expensive guitars but overall the sound is well-balanced. There's enough low, mid and high frequencies to keep what you're playing interesting to listeners - including yourself. Overall a very enjoyable instrument to play/own.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible Guitar

By Todd

from Caledonia, MI

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Comments about Ibanez AEF37E Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have owned this guitar for about a year now. From the first day I got this guitar it has sounded great. The only thing I did when I got it was to change the tone pins and the the strings. The tone pins mainly for aesthetic reasons and the strings because they just sounded very tinny to me. I use Ernie Ball phosphore bronze 10's for that mellow warm tone. Every time I play at church I get someone complementing me on its incredible tone or beautiful finish. The only complaint is that the on board tuner is not very accurate. I use a Snark tuner and love it. The pre-amp is awesome and works wonderfully. Buy this guitar. I assure you that you will not be disappointed at all.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Guitar is a steal !!!

By Joel Ratliff

from Ohio

Comments about Ibanez AEF37E Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar is just superb. Look, feel and sound of this guitar is amazing. Couldn't be happier with purchasing it. The tuner is just so-so but aside from that, have nothing but great things to say about this guitar. Perfect piece for someone who has been playing for years or someone just starting out. If you are comparing guitars, stop now and you won't be disappointed .

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

keeping her till the grave

By Sam D.

from Portsmouth Rhode Island

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Comments about Ibanez AEF37E Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

this was the first "real" guitar i ever bought. i have had this guitar for four years and it sounds better with each season. the grovers are great for tuning however i've worn them out from excessive use! I play acoustic in the vein of andy mckee, and use some pretty funky low tunings, and this guitar can take it all. The all maple body keeps the tone nice and focused, and projects wonderfully. She is almost perfect, she only gets a 4 on features because i got the model before they improved the EQ system. Buy it in sunset gold and you wont be sorry!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

first acoustic-electric

By Ben W.-UnYfW

from Marysville, OH

Comments about Ibanez AEF37E Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Plays great, easy to tune, pictures don't do it justice. Great guitar for a great value. Buy one!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

really awesome.

By BillyTrash

from crockett texas

Comments about Ibanez AEF37E Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar is great, it sounds awesome.Its very easy to tune, it also has the built in tuner so its really easy. I've played lots of guitars and this one is just great. Its very pretty, mine is a faded gray.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Tom H.

from Ft Worth, Texas

Comments about Ibanez AEF37E Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I've been playing a 1967 Gibson Hummingbird since the early 80's and this plays much easier, almost like an electric. Plugged in sound is great, unplugged is good too, but the smaller body doesn't give as mellow a tone. So far, I'm very impressed. I would have expected to pay much more for such a good instrument. The color and finish are beautiful, better than the pictures show.

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