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Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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A flamed maple top on an all-maple body is the center of attention with the Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Acoustic Electric. The AEL body has a cutawa...Click To Read More About This Product

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Large and deep for clearer highs and added projection.

A flamed maple top on an all-maple body is the center of attention with the Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Acoustic Electric. The AEL body has a cutaway for complete access to the rosewood fingerboard. Cosmetics and fittings include an abalone rosette, chrome tuners, and an Ivorex nut and saddle.When it's time to play out, the AEL2012ETKS is ready to take the stage with a Fishman Sonicore under-saddle pickup and the AEQ-SST Shape Shifter Preamp. The 3-band preamp is tuned to work optimally with the Fishman Sonicore pickup and offers intuitive controls that help you set your onstage sound readily. The Shape Shifter has a lot of dynamic range to eliminate distortion. An on-board tuner and phase switch that eliminates feedback give you performance-friendly features.

FEATURES
Ibanez G850ECENT
Body Style: AEL Body with Cutaway
Top: Flamed Maple
Back and Sides: Maple
Neck: Mahogany
No. of frets: 20/14 open
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays: Dots
Nut: Ivorex II
Binding: Mahogany
Rosette: Abalone
Bridge: Rosewood
Bridge pins: Advantage
Tuners: Ibanez Gold Die-Cast
Pickup: Fishman Sonicore
Preamp: Ibanez AEQ-SST Shape Shifter Preamp with Onboard Tuner
Outputs: Balanced 1„4" and XLR
Strings: D'Addario EXP Strings
Saddle: Ivorex II
Finish: High Gloss
Case sold separately

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IbanezAEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 24 reviews)

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this guitar!!!

By Darin McCullough

from LA

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Comments about Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I absolutely love this guitar! It came perfectly set up right out of the box. action is good. Good clean sound with a nice bass punch. Its not a taylor but its definitely worth the money! I would reccomend this guitar to anyone..beginners and experienced players.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar - an excellent value

By David Rosky

from Columbus, Ohio

Comments about Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar plays great and sounds great both acoustically and amplified -- comperable with instruments of twice the price tag. The on-board tuner and electronics are very good. The additional XLR connection is a very nice feature, providing another good option for direct line amplification and/or recording. The guitar holds tune very well during hours of play and even during storage. The hardshell case really protects the instrument and helps keep the tuning -- definitley worth the investment. The only negative is the battery compartment which is a rather fragile design -- a possible future concern. The price tag for this quality of 12-string is amazing -- a great value product.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar, may need bridge support

By Daniel Thompson-Aue

from Idaho Falls, Idaho

Comments about Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Beautiful guitar, looks great on stage, plenty of sound, nice maple eq profile, tuner is great, preamp is very good.
I bought this guitar used after enjoying playing on in the store. I love the look of the transparent black with gold tuners and all, very dynamic looking. I love the sound from the all-maple body, nice and bright with a quick punch on the low end. I look forward to the sound as the guitar ages. Plays well clear up the neck; on board tuner is very helpful. I play in a group with electric guitar and electric bass, this 12 is very loud and fills the sound out. Great combination of performance and style. If you can find a hard shell case for it grab it, this is an enormous guitar and hard to fit; I have settled in the short term for a very large gig bag.
Durable, reliable components and construction, except for weakness in bridge support that may lead to bridge pulling top out of level and affecting sound and action. Easily repaired.
Terrific 12 string guitar for the money, dynamic looking, great sound, very playable.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Another nice Ibanez

By Star Gazer.

from Pennsylvania

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Comments about Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I really like this 12 string. The action is low all the way down the neck. It sounds great acoustically and plugged in. The fishman electronics make it sound great with lots of flexability in the tone and voicing. The onboard tuner is great and works well. When I first took it out of the box I strummed it a few times and of coarse it wasn't totally in tune. I turned on the tuner and tuned each string to the green light and then played it and it sounded beautiful without any further tuning. The more I play it the more I like it and I am considering selling my electric 12 now. I really don't need it because this one does both acoustic and electric.
Love the on board tuner and the fishman electronics make it sound great.
The neck is straight and the action is low. Bought mine as a used one so maybe someone had already set it up, I don't know, but the action was beautiful right out of the box. Only had it for a few weeks but it's keeping tune quite well so far. Intonation is pretty good. The neck is much wider than my electric 12 but I like that, seems to make it easier to play more accurately since there is more space between the string sets and I can fingerpick it pretty well. The finish is nice but I would have liked a more transparent finish, this one appears almost solid black unless you're right next to it with good lighting then you can see some woodgrain showing through. I got it as a level 3 used which allows for heavy scratches and nics but it took a while to find a nic, just two small ones on the back. The scratches aren't that bad either. Almost like new!
Bought this as a used one and for what I paid this is a lot of guitar and very nice.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

By Jim King

from Michigan

Comments about Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I love this guitar, it's easy to play, sound's great and look's great. The more I play it the more I like it.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very important you read this if looking to buy

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar a little over a year ago and was extremely pleased with it. The guitar had some frets that stuck out on the side that would cut my finger open, but after sanding them down it worked fine, sounded amazing. The problem didnt start till about 6 months later. An annoying buzz was present every time I played it,so i figured the strings were old. I went to change the strings, only to discover the top 5 frets were completely worn down and needed to be replaced. I played ALOT, but this kind of issue isnt supposed to happen till at least 3 years down the road. The price to repair it and get decent frets put on the guitar is almost as much as the guitar itself. Just a friendly warning

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My first 12

By Metal4ever!!!

from NJ

Comments about Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar about a week ago and am incredibl pleased. I played this at my local guitar center and really liked it. I got it two days after the store stocked it and the condition was very good. I have only needed to tune it twice which is very convenient. The plugged in sound is great and the sound slider is great. when all the way left it has a deep full metal-ballad sound, when all the way right it has a country sound. The guitar also sounds very full unplugged.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

not bad for the price

By Pokechop

from Texas

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Comments about Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

not bad for the price. plays well and sounds good.
i really wish they would have payed more attention
to finish and set up. it's a beautiful guitar as long as
you don't look really close.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing!

By Amanda-29eRU

from Pennsylvania

Comments about Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I highly recommend buying this guitar. The sound is so clear and amazing. You defiantly get your moneys worth when you buy this! I have had this guitar for over a year now and I haven't had any problems with it so far. I love it, and I know you will too!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Guitar

By Lukeb102

from Soldiers Grove, WI

Comments about Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Very good guitar. Very beautiful looking. The Paint job is hard to see at times, but it doesn't really affect very much. Sound was very bright with the strings that came on it. I plan on replacing them very soon. Otherwise unplugged this guitar is very loud. Quality was very good for the amount of money that was spent. My one problem with this guitar is when I received it the neck had a slight bow in it. Not a terrible bow, but one that could be noticed. I just took it to the local guitar store and got it adjusted. Not to sure if it was the product or the supplier's fault. Works great now! The action is lowered on the higher notes. The playability on this guitar is O.K Not the greatest in the world, but O.K for the amount of money. I'm use to playing 12 stringed martins. Otherwise the electronics work well. Love the on-board turner. Doesn't take too long to tune and actually stays in tune very well. I purchased the case with it, so that might of been helpful. That's another thing, spend the extra 100 bucks and get the case. It really is nice! XLR connector is amazing very nice for the sound board. In Final this guitar I found was good for the price of money. I liked the sound and the body size and type. My only issue is get the neck checked out as soon as you get it. If its bowed go and get it adjusted. Trust me it helps.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sounds Amazing!

By ssmorga78

from Pelham, AL

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Comments about Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Just got this as my new toy. I have always loved the sound of a 12 string but had never actually thought about buying one. I was torn between this and a mandolin for new sound for our worship band at churh. Man am i glad i went with this! It sound amazing right out of the box, the action is great and the strings it came with sound really good. I bought some Elixir strings for it, but I am going to wait a bit before changing them out. I am very pleased with this purchase and can not wait to hear it plugged in this weekend!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

He likes it!

By Shelly

from Darien, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar as a gift. I don't play guitar, but I had heard my husband mention Ibanez as being a decent maker and the reviews really helped make my choice. My husband was surprised and very happy with the sound and the action. Everyone who has heard it is impressed. I bought it used, condition level 2, but it looks brand new.

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  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good cluck for your buck

By macwalk

from Louisville Ky

Comments about Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

After playing this guitar the only objection one might have is that the neck is a bit rough to handle if one has small hands. I find that my hands tire easily after playing for an hour or two (especialy if you play barre chords). The sound is exceptional both electrified and acoustic with the solid jangle that you expect from a 12 string. The workmanship is exceptional what you would expect from an instrument of twice the price. Overall this is a good quality instrument and a great buy.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar!!

By drovja

from Big Lake, TX

Comments about Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I just bought this guitar, and have been putting it through the paces. It has a great acoustic sound when unplugged, and a nice warm tone when run through amplification. The onboard tuner is a wonderful tool, and the xlr output is a lifesaver. All in all, this is the best guitar in this price range! It compares favorably to guitars from other makers that are much more expensive.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An excellent vocalists guitar

By Beauregard Hooligan

from Stockton, Ca.

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Comments about Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I recently purchased this guitar and simply fell in love with it. I have always had a taste for the 12 string to back ballads and Leadbelly Blues, but the first 12 I bought had a thin top and poor bracing and I had to retire it as repairing it would cost more than a replacement. I predict that this Ibanez will not suffer the same fate as it has a reasonably thick top and is stoutly braced. I took a dental mirror and flashlight to the shop and had a look inside before buying. This does not significantly limit the guitars voice, which is boisterous and responsive unamplified. The neck is a bit clubby, but I expect that on most 12 string guitars. Where this guitar really begins to shine is with the Fishman SST electronic package and onboard tuner. The Fishman system is just this side of elegant, and an onboard tuner is a gift from Heaven with a 12 string! But the electronic fun does not end there. With both 1/4" guitar output and mic output, I can run the output directly to the mixing board, and our sound man can dial out any feedback better than any plastic cover over the sound hole. He could not do that with the 12 string I have been using recently. Do not consider this guitar a poor brother because of the price. This is a fine instrument that a professional musician can use on stage. One consideration you might note is that in black finish this big guitar with it's fine finish, big headstock, abalone rosette, gold tuners and booming sound, no one in the audience will be anything but dazzled. Big John Cash would have loved it. ;-)

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this 12 String

By GtrPlyrinDel

from Delaware

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Comments about Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I've owned this guitar for a year now and use it alot with an Irish band I'm in. Good quality, nice sound with a big body. Easy playing. Built in tuner is very handy, as is having the xlr output in addition to the 1/4" jack (just in case you're short a DI when u get on stage). I recommend this as an inexpensive 12 string.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pretty but with a good sound!

By Vinny07

from Ottawa, ontario Canada

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Comments about Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I ordered it and it took 3 weeks! Then I finally got it and there was a belly near the 9th to 11 fret! And there was no output when i plugged it in my fathers marshall amp or PA system! No sound was comin out what a disappointment, when i brought it to the store i bought it from they had an i dentical one with the same 2 problems! So i have to wait another 2 weeks for it to get repaired and sent back to me but she sounds great and looks great theres my review.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome 12 string

By Southerocker

from Eufaula Oklahoma

Comments about Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is the 3rd 12 string I've owned. I've had an old Yamaha 12 string acoustic, not electric, the Ovation doubleneck 12/6 string acoustic/electric, and the Ibanez AEL2012ETKS. The Ibanez is by far the best 12 string I've owned. It's a lot easier on the fingers than most 12 strings. I could play this guitar for a whole set without my fingers begging for mercy if I was gigging again. The electronics are awesome. It sounds excellent through my PA system. I highly recommend this guitar.

 
5.0

on recommended reviews

By De ja Vu

from yuba city calif

Pros

  • Easy On Board Controlls
  • Easy to play
  • Excellant On Board Tuner
  • Great sound

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Accoustic Group

Comments about Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

for the money.. absolutely excellent...bought it in the blind. if you know what youre doing endless rich tones..our group plays classic rock and it enriches our overall sound especially on instrumentals

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4.0

Beauty in voice and looks!.

By johlok

from Laughlin, NV

Verified Buyer

Comments about Ibanez AEL2012ETKS 12-String Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I'm a novice on the guitar but I know what feels good under my fingers and what sounds good inside my ears. I would have to say this is a gorgeous guitar.

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  • No

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