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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
  • 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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(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 .

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Solution

By DL Free-KLFkx

from Albuquerque

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Comments about Ibanez AEF37E Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

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!

(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!

(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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Value for money

By Daisyboo

from Onatrio, Canada

Comments about Ibanez AEF37E Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I looked for a beginners accoustic upgrade from a starter package and the AEF 37E was great value and quality for the money. I am of small statue and had difficutly finding something that had great playability without sacrificing sound. I love the grover tuners, the fishman pickup. Best of all, it sounds just as good as it looks.

(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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Professional

By Boerman

from Marion, N.Y.

Comments about Ibanez AEF37E Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I've been useing this Acoustic/Electric Guitar for about a year now, and I must say that it has among the best most amazing sounds of any Guitar. The Fishman pick-ups make anyone sound like a professional, I promise that you will love this guitar from the instant you pick it up.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SWEET GUITAR

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez AEF37E Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I recorded with this guitar at my friend's house, and let me the first to say this is excellent! It's tone is great, the features are good, especially the tuner. It is also built like a friggin' tank, while my friend went to work I was hanging out at his house and I accidentally left the studio door open, and his 1 year old son crawled into the room and knoked it over it hit a table and I thought it was toast! When I picked it up and looked over there wasn't a single scratch! Which is good considering he would have killed me if it did! Anyway this is a great guitar for the price (in fact they could charged more for it, it's so good) and you should buy it if youve got the money man.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ibanez AEF37E

By gknights

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Ibanez AEF37E Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar some time ago, I also have a Fender electric cheapie, and an Ibanez Acustical Classical. I am inrolled in lessons and have been practicing for about eight months. I really like the sound and the way the guitar handles.

(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!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

OH man oh man

By Rodger-lZM2V

from Wilmington, Delaware

Comments about Ibanez AEF37E Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Opening the box I expected the factory setting neck to beg for tweaking. It didn't. What a beautiful instrument, and its MINE! Fantastic fret board responses to fast action changes with no interferences. Reminds me of a well honed Martin action. Now onto my favorite strings and when I finally put it down, I will surely have a hundred raves about it. Incredible electronics produce a warm acoustic sound.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome buy

By music lover-4R4X2

from Portage, IN

Comments about Ibanez AEF37E Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I just received this guitar yesterday. The pictures online do not do it justice. this guitar is georgeous!! perfect action right out of the box and the onboard tuner is dead -on!! I also own a Martin DCX1E and will play this Ibanez every bit as much. Great guitar for the price.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Acoustical Paradise

By rythym

from Southern Indiana

Comments about Ibanez AEF37E Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar as my second acoustic. I love it, the sound plugged in or out is amazing, especially with my favorite strings. If you are looking for value, beauty, and playability, then this guitar will do more than get the job done. The only thing is that I got a chip practicing for a gig up by the tuners. I hope I can get it repaired for decent amount of money. BUY IT, it will love you back.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful guitar

By Samchevy

from Southwick, Ma

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Comments about Ibanez AEF37E Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

At first I couldn't wait to get this thing in my hands,expecting to hold a jumbo type guitar like the AEL, I was slightly disappointed. It has a slimer body than I'm used to. Still, it is a great sounding guitar. A great Fishman Pickup. At times the on board tuner has some delay, but does the job effectively. This is the most I've spent on an Ibanez. AEL20 is a much better deal.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice guitar for the price

By Mark B-M7.Tp

from Rockford, IL

Comments about Ibanez AEF37E Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I am going to start off by saying that this guitar is made in China, which was probably the only disappointing thing for me. The sound is great. When you plug this thing into an amp it sounds really impressive. The guitar has a gorgeous finish. It is not a solid top, but still has great tone. I would recommend this guitar.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome

By Alice In Wonderland

from Wolcott, CT

Comments about Ibanez AEF37E Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought the Ibanez AEF37E about six months ago. It is an amazing guitar, made to sound just as good played unplugged as plugged in. The back is slightly arched, I don't know why this isn't mentioned in any of the descriptions, but it definitely has a positive impact on the sound. The finish (I have sunset gold) is absolutely beautiful, and the pictures don't do it justice at all. The smaller-than-standard body is good for people like me, who are small in stature. The only complaint I have is that the onboard tuner can be a little weird at times, like, whenever I try to tune the B or G strings it tells me it's either A or C. Otherwise, it is well-worth the price.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the best sounding/looking guitars Ive owned

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez AEF37E Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

The only thing I wasn't expecting when it arrived was that its a little bit more of a faded cherry rather than "dark". I don't care though, best sounding guitar when plugged in through an amp or unplugged. I never imagined how beautiful this Ibanez is. You cannot beat the quality or the tone from this guitar. I rate this 10 across the board. I will have this guitar forever, bar none. Worth three times what I paid.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

starclassic 101

By starclassic 101

from Corpus Christi, Tx

Comments about Ibanez AEF37E Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Have had the guitar for a while now,and it's very hard to put down. I have more expensive guitars,but this one plays as good if not better than those. You can't go wrong with this right out of the box it's great.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent guitar for amplification, a few caveats

By Badger Luthier

from Wisconsin

About Me Experienced

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 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.

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