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Ibanez AEG20E Flamed Sycamore Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar   

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A stunning flamed sycamore top makes the Ibanez AEG20E acoustic-electric the center of attention in just about any setting. It has a slim-profile nec...Click To Read More About This Product

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Built to bring the audience to its feet!

A stunning flamed sycamore top makes the Ibanez AEG20E acoustic-electric the center of attention in just about any setting. It has a slim-profile neck that electric players will find easy to adapt to. The cutaway mahogany body is optimized to suppress feedback while allowing the sycamore top's rich resonance to ring out. The Fishman Sonicore pickup coupled with an SST preamp, complete with built-in chromatic tuner, make it a great stage guitar. 1/4" plus XLR outputs give you the choice of plugging into an amp or the house PA..Appointments include an inlaid headstock and rosette plus pearl dots on the fingerboard that belie the AEG20E's very modest price. Whether you're just starting out on acoustic guitar or are an experienced player looking for a second instrument, this acoustic-electric is one great buy!

FEATURES
  • Pearl dot inlay
  • Flamed sycamore top
  • Mahogany back/sides
  • Die-cast gold tuners
  • Fishman Sonicore pickup SST preamp w/ onboard tuner
  • Balanced 1/4" and XLR outputs

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IbanezAEG20E Flamed Sycamore Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 52 reviews)

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    (45)

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    (4)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Impressed

Highly reccomended. This is my new favorite guitar!
So i pulled the trigger on this purchase spontaneously. I was at the music shop looking at some Takamines and then I got...Read complete review

Highly reccomended. This is my new favorite guitar!
So i pulled the trigger on this purchase spontaneously. I was at the music shop looking at some Takamines and then I got home, saw this guitar online and was instantly attracted to it. So I order it, without ever having played it. While waiting I read some mixed reviews. Some people love it, some hate it....I am extremely impressed with this guitar. The finish and wood grains on this guitar are absolutely stunning! I got the vintage violin and she is a looker. Plugged in this guitar sounds fantastic, very full and organic sounding. Unplugged it is a little quiet, which is to be expected of a thin bodied acoustic, but I solved this problem! I put a Planet Waves O-Port in this guitar and what a difference!!! With the O-Port this guitar is now loud, rich and beautiful sounding unplugged, and plugged in it even sounds clearer and warmer with the O-Port installed.....Paired with the O-Port this guitar is phenomenal for the price. Plus the on board tuner is fantastic, i wish all of my guitars had one. And to top it all of it came from the factory with a pretty good setup (just a minor adjustment of the truss rod was needed for some low E string buzz), and D'Darrio EXP strings! I cant express how much I love this guitar and paired with the O-Port its a major win in my book. Give this a guitar a second look, you wont be dissapointed. (Oh and its has an XLR input on it so you can run right into a PA system....awesome awesome awesome!!).....Did I mention I really like this guitar?
Built like a tank, very solid. The Finish is GORGEOUS! Amazing Flame to the top, and the rainbow abalone rossete is beautiful.
Great for the money! Especially when paired with a Plant Waves O-Port.

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Not Bad

Definitely a beautiful guitar to look at. Sounds great plugged in with the Fishman pickups. Not a very full sound acoustically, but it is an electric afterall. The problem I encountered with mine...Read complete review

Definitely a beautiful guitar to look at. Sounds great plugged in with the Fishman pickups. Not a very full sound acoustically, but it is an electric afterall. The problem I encountered with mine is that something inside the body of mine resonates and buzzes at the same frequency as my D string. I think its the chords on the pickup vibrating off the wood. I tried adjusting the neck as well as the action, but it still persists. Just a manufacturing flaw I'm sure, but annoying none the less. Just OK

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Impressed

By Jordan Hine

from NEPA

Comments about Ibanez AEG20E Flamed Sycamore Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Highly reccomended. This is my new favorite guitar!
So i pulled the trigger on this purchase spontaneously. I was at the music shop looking at some Takamines and then I got home, saw this guitar online and was instantly attracted to it. So I order it, without ever having played it. While waiting I read some mixed reviews. Some people love it, some hate it....I am extremely impressed with this guitar. The finish and wood grains on this guitar are absolutely stunning! I got the vintage violin and she is a looker. Plugged in this guitar sounds fantastic, very full and organic sounding. Unplugged it is a little quiet, which is to be expected of a thin bodied acoustic, but I solved this problem! I put a Planet Waves O-Port in this guitar and what a difference!!! With the O-Port this guitar is now loud, rich and beautiful sounding unplugged, and plugged in it even sounds clearer and warmer with the O-Port installed.....Paired with the O-Port this guitar is phenomenal for the price. Plus the on board tuner is fantastic, i wish all of my guitars had one. And to top it all of it came from the factory with a pretty good setup (just a minor adjustment of the truss rod was needed for some low E string buzz), and D'Darrio EXP strings! I cant express how much I love this guitar and paired with the O-Port its a major win in my book. Give this a guitar a second look, you wont be dissapointed. (Oh and its has an XLR input on it so you can run right into a PA system....awesome awesome awesome!!).....Did I mention I really like this guitar?
Built like a tank, very solid. The Finish is GORGEOUS! Amazing Flame to the top, and the rainbow abalone rossete is beautiful.
Great for the money! Especially when paired with a Plant Waves O-Port.

(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

She sings like a dream- She's beautiful, too!

By Simply Amazed and Jammin' for JC

from Near L.A., California

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Comments about Ibanez AEG20E Flamed Sycamore Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I'm a bass player, and I purchased this guitar to sit on the porch and make music with my wife. We did a LOT of research and shopping before I chose this guitar, and I KNOW the right decision was made. Out of the box, after tuning the strings and letting the guitar set over night to acclimate, it plays like a dream and sounds superbly SWEET! The action is super low, but there is absolutely no fret buzz. I plugged it in to my SWR/Accugrove ElWhappo bass amp just for grins, and it blew me away. My Ibanez AEG20E sounds AMAZING! A lot of people opine that this guitar's tone is a little thin unplugged, but I have to disagree. For a smaller, shallow bodied acoustic, the tone is exactly what is should be. Rich and sparkly with accented highs, rich mids and subtle bass. Did I mention that it's BEAUTIFUL, too? The flamed sycamore top shimmers in the sun as the light dances through the many different hues. I've been looking REALLY closely, and I cannot find any flaws in the construction, the assembly or the finish. The Ibanez AEG20EFlamed Sycamore is an elegantly appointed guitar, and with it we will build memories that will be treasured for a lifetime. Now I guess I gotta start savin'up for a couple of California Blondes...

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy this Beauty

By Trid

from abilene tx

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Comments about Ibanez AEG20E Flamed Sycamore Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

9 is all i do on reviews, and i give this my best. If you buy this guitar and something is not right i believe you should ask for a replacement because i know how nice this instrument can be, and is in my opinion. I am a Ibanez fan now, Have Fender/Blueridge/Takamine/Michael Kelly/and Ibanez is my favorite of my collection so far. Play on my friends and make the world a better place...
Just recieved Ibanez AEG20E Flamed Sycamore in antique violin finish last night as a gift for my son....well maybe not lol. Opened it up and im super impressed. Wood grain changes as you tilt it like a fine made violin, gold tuners make it look elegant, finish looks perfect front back and sides, neck fits my hand perfect, no buzzing, nice set of D'addario strings that i dont have to replace like i do with most Chinese guitars. Fishman electronics with tuner that works and even comes with batteries installed.
Not disappointed, everything is as described in other positive reviews. Will be ordering another for my collection. Stop wasting your time, order now and smile with me, it will make your day...
Recieved this on sale and discounted for christmas present to give away, I will be buying another to keep. Have purchased a collector Takamine $1800.00 special through musicians friend back in 90's and i like this guitar much better. Better looking, nicer wood grain, finish is flawless, built in tuner, You will no be dissappointed, BUY IT!

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Action, Sounds good, Looks Sharp, Reliable.

By For-fun Player

from New York

Comments about Ibanez AEG20E Flamed Sycamore Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

For the price, I got more than I ever expected. Great value. Unplugged, it's average, but plugged in... it's a beast. Well built, small for sitting, electric for stage. The finish is very attractive... my friends love it. The action was low right out of the box. B string had a slight buzz, but just needed a set-up, & new strings. D'Addario Lights or Mediums are recommended. Good for flat pick or finger picking. Unplugged tone is obviously not what a solid wood or full-sized guitar would produce, but the durability is better, & it sounds great plugged in. Scratch it, who cares? Scratch a Taylor or Martin... many sleepless nights. Fine for playing unplugged in a small room... practicing in the family room or at small gatherings... maybe some x-mas songs?! Completely legit guitar for a more than reasonable price. Unless you already have several top-end guitars, I recommend this 6-string for a small investment & hours of entertainment.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply Beautiful!!!

By Breeze7

from Pelham, NC

Pros

  • Great For Female Artist

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Home studio recording
  • On-stage Performances

Comments about Ibanez AEG20E Flamed Sycamore Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I went with the transparent red sunburst finish. Simply love it!! More beautiful than the online photos. It plays and sounds great for a thin body guitar. I tuned it up straight out of the box over a month ago and it has held up to daily playing without falling out of tune. I was very surprised at the crisp, warm tone I could get from plugging it up to an amp or a powered mixer. Best investment I ever made on an acoustic-electric guitar. I purchased an Ibanez hardshell case for mine. It fits very snug and secure too.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

stage mavin

By Jobim

from California

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Comments about Ibanez AEG20E Flamed Sycamore Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar is very nice. I've been playing for 30 years - rock, Jazz, country. As others have stated, the guitar is comfortable, and sounds great. I did not get it set up, but it plays like a dream anyway. The sound is very even across the fret board. Electronics are nice. Certainly worth the money.Get a cheap classical guitar case, and you are good to go!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Experience!

By Pattyk

from Livingston, NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Ibanez AEG20E Flamed Sycamore Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Website was easy to navigate. The purchase process was simple. The product was perfectly packed (I was worried about that). My son is just thrilled with his new guitar! All with the bonus of a better price than any other offer on the web! I would certainly recommend this company!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unbeatable for the Price

By dlrw

from Richmond, VA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Decent Tone Unplugged
  • Easy to play

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ibanez AEG20E Flamed Sycamore Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Compared a bunch of acoustic/electric cutaway guitars in this price range online (Yamaha, Epiphone, other Ibanez), but when I went and played it in store this was the obvious choice. Some others may have better tone unplugged (although it's still decent, but less oomph than a bigger guitar), but once plugged in this is a beauty. You actually have a pretty wide tonal range open to you, though I pretty much leave mine about mid, but with a bit more bass.

      This is also by far one of the easiest guitars to play. I'm a intermediate guitarist, and haven't played on a lot of truly great guitars, but when I picked this up the store it was noticeably easier than others at this price.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      BUY IT

      By Jamie

      from Chambersburg PA

      Pros

      • Addicted To Playing This

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ibanez AEG20E Flamed Sycamore Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I got this guitar for xmas and indtamtly fell in love with it.I own 2 other acoustics and 2 electrics.I cannot put this one down.It is just fun to play and has great tone unplugged or plugged in.A major bonus is alos the onboard tuner.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great beginner guitar!

          By Robby

          from East Brunswick, NJ

          Pros

          • Good resonance
          • Good sound
          • Lightweight
          • Looks great
          • Low action
          • Thin Body
          • Xlr Input

          Cons

          • Tinny Sound Thru Systems

          Best Uses

          • Acoustic Playing
          • Small Room Playing

          Comments about Ibanez AEG20E Flamed Sycamore Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I first received this guitar about 3 years ago. I had been playing guitar for 6 months and my grandparents offered to buy me a new guitar for my birthday. I chose this one, and bought it from Guitar Center for around 300. Now, 3 years later, I am still playing it, and it sounds great especially with D'addario Phosphor Bronze strings. It has a really full sound for a thin bodied guitar, and sounds great unplugged. The only problem is that it loses some of its fullness when plugged in, but still sounds good. The XLR input has saved my life a couple times when we did not have a DI box to convert an XLR to a 1/4 in. Overall I think this guitar is great for anyone who need a light throwaround guitar, or for any beginner!

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