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Ibanez AEL20ENT Acoustic-Electric Guitar  
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Radiant maple tone.

The Ibanez AEL20E Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Onboard Tuner is as sweet to your ears as it is beautiful to your eyes. A Fishman Sonicore pickup and SST preamp deliver outstanding reproduction of the guitar's acoustic tone. Features a maple back and sides with a flamed maple top. Rosewood fretboard and bridge. Die-cast gold tuners, pearl dot inlays, and an onboard tuner.

Case sold separately.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features
  • Maple back and sides
  • Flamed maple top
  • Mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Fishman Sonicore pickup and SST preamp
  • Onboard tuner
  • Die-cast gold tuners
  • Pearl dot inlays
  • Case sold separately

An acoustic-electric that delivers on all levels. Call or click to order today!

 
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IbanezAEL20ENT Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 131 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (109)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          • No (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Professional Sound and Quality and an Affordable Price

        I've been playing guitar for 10 years and got this guitar as a Christmas present. I picked it myself reading and comparing with many other acoustics. My main priority is I wanted something that...Read complete review

        I've been playing guitar for 10 years and got this guitar as a Christmas present. I picked it myself reading and comparing with many other acoustics. My main priority is I wanted something that would great for recording but possibly also for live use down the road. This guitar does it all. It's buit in recording device works excellent. The guitar looks and plays good and can easily compete with anything in the price range.

        I was comparing this with an Ovation acoustic electric guitar. I picked Ibanez. What's nice about this guitar vs. an Ovataion is it's still a legit acoustic guitar. Ovation's have a wierd, bowl shaped body are nowhere as loud as this thing is. Yes, it's a cutaway and it's not as loud as a full body guitar but it's definitely more rich and louder than an Ovation.

        I love this guitar and I'm going to keep it for a lifetime! It does have minor flaws I have found over this past month of owning it. The recording device for amplification isn't perfect. Sometimes it's hard for me to find that perfect sound with it. Yes, there is some very very minor buzzing at times but it's easily tolerable and honestly most acoustics you play alot on get a little buzz. The body and paint scratches and knicks easily but that's normal. Other than those very minor setbacks, this guitar rocks. It's easy to play on, sounds great, has great tuners, looks good, and is fun to play on. What else do you need other than that?
        This guitar features everything an normal acoustic would. What make it's special though is the built in recording/tuning device. This device works exceptionally well and even includes a phase button to cut out on feedback when you play loud in an amplifier. The recorder works great and can dramtically change the sound. I've recorded with it and I find the perfect sound is something in the mid range, but if you like to play different styles of music maybe you would like a brighter sound and turn up the treble for example.
        This is a high quality guitar. The body is solid and comfortable to play on, the neck feels slick, the headstock and paintjob is beautiful and the tuners are amazing. I'm blown away by the tuners more than anything, they are very precise, more so than the Grovers on my electric Schecter guitar! I have the Vintage Violin finish and it is beautiful. Personally I think the blue and red looks silly on an acoustic. Whatever color you pick, I recommend going on Youtube and watching videos. Not only can you hear the guitar but you can better wee what the colors look like, because the Vintage Violin looks 10x better in person than in the picture.
        This guitar is a real bang for the buck. Honestly, it's going to be hard to top it sound even at a higher price range.I've sat down and played dozens of acoustics. Ibanez, Gibson, Martin, Taylor, Epiphone, and many others at a local music store. I would say for the price range, this is guitar is perfect, yo ureally don't need to drop big bucks on anything more than this especially if you're a hobbyist. If you want that true, devine acoustic sound with a one of a kind lifetime guitar, yes, a more expensive Martin is going to sound better. But personally I don't see myself ever spending that much on an acoustic, I think this Ibanez is perfect and I am more than satisfied with the sound and playability.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Two things you should know

        Two things you should know before deciding on this guitar.

        1. It is pretty easy to play, and has a balanced tone.

        2. It is made of maple...Read complete review

        Two things you should know before deciding on this guitar.

        1. It is pretty easy to play, and has a balanced tone.

        2. It is made of maple which can take years to mellow out and is initially way too bright. The sound out of the box will most likely sound a little hollow and tinny to you compared to other guitars made from rosewood, mahogany, or spruce. Give it time. A friend has this exact model that is 5 years old and sounds much richer than the new one I have.

        I bought this to supplement or replace the Takamine EF361EC I own and there is no comparison. The Takamine is 20 years old and much richer sounding. Still, this Ibanez is easier to play.
        Very good build quality; solid fit and finish.
        For the price you could do a LOT worse.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        5th guitar and on board tuner doesn't wo

        By Ajf

        from Nj

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Asked Them To Check The
        • Last Time No Good
        • Tuner Before It Went Out

        Cons

        • Tuner Broken 5 Exchanges

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ibanez AEL20ENT Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          5th exchange on board tuner won't work lights bound around never turn green. Asked them to check it out before shipping.. Still broken... Extremely draining

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          IN LOVE <3

          By Karly Coleman

          from New Jersey

          Pros

          • Big Body
          • Color
          • Cut Away
          • Gold Tunning Pegs
          • Plays Great
          • Sounds Amazing

          Cons

          • Color is darker

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ibanez AEL20ENT Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            I love this guitar. Great price and you get your moneys worth. Only thing is the blue is not as bright as the picture shows, but it still is gorgeous.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Deal, Could be Slightly Better

            By Smitty

            from Phila

            Pros

            • Acoustic Tone
            • Deep Body
            • Looks
            • Pickup And Tuner
            • price

            Cons

            • Laminated Top

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ibanez AEL20ENT Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              This is a great guitar for the money. It's very solid and looks great. I have the blackburst and it's very attractive. The only downside to this guitar is the laminate top. Take note Ibanez, I would have spent a bit more money for a solid spruce top. The one major thing it does have going for it over other most Ibanez acoustic electrics is that it has the deepest body at 5 inches. This makes for a good acoustic tone. The shallower bodies sound awful acoustic. With a solid top this guitar would be amazing. In spite of the laminate top it still sounds good though. Replace the weird nut with a real bone nut. That makes a difference. The electronics sound good plugged in and the onboard tuner is very useable.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Impressive

              By Frederick

              from Rogers, AR

              Verified Buyer

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                    Comments about Ibanez AEL20ENT Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    This guitar has a great tone and a good feel, easy to play.
                    Very impressed with sound and sturdy construction. It looks really nice too.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Fantastic Guitar

                    By Archanon

                    from Melbourne, FL

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Comments about Ibanez AEL20ENT Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    I've been playing this guitar for almost five years now. I bought mine in April of 2008 through my brother-in-law who is a guitar teacher and owns a guitar shop.
                    I have the transparent blue which is much much darker in person.
                    The tone of the guitar is amazing, as is the playability. I played an entire album with it back in 2008-2009 and I'm currently working on a new album using this guitar for a large number of songs. It holds up great, the fretboard is smooth and the tone is very rich. Much richer than you would expect from a guitar of this price. Ibanez, in my opinion, makes the best acoustic-electric guitars in this price-range.
                    I think a lot of musicians underestimate Ibanez.
                    No matter how many guitars I own in the future I will always make use of this one.
                    It's a great priced, very good instrument.
                    Don't hesitate on this one. You will not be disappointed.

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                    4.0

                    Excellent value, inaccurate look

                    By gzar

                    from memphis, tn

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Excellent Playability
                    • Great sound
                    • Great Value

                    Cons

                    • Tuner Difficult To Use
                    • way darker than pictured

                    Best Uses

                    • Learner
                    • Practice
                    • Recital

                    Comments about Ibanez AEL20ENT Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    The picture of the guitar shows light blue / turqoise color rimmed in dark stain. The guitar received is 100% navy blue and black at-a-glance. The wood grain is not visible further away than 4 inches.
                    The built-in tuner works, but does not seem stable i.e. you can hear the tone go sharp and the tuner continues to advise is flat, then immediately tuner says sharp and says detune. Finding the pitch & green light is annoying.

                    Overall, excellent purchase despite these minor complaints. I'd highly recommend, fantastic sound and playability.

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    If you like beautiful music, buy this.

                    By TimothyHeer

                    from Columbus, OH

                    Pros

                    • BEAUTIFUL

                    Cons

                    • Too beautiful

                    Best Uses

                    • At home
                    • In a band
                    • In a Car
                    • In a van
                    • On a mountain
                    • On your friends home
                    • On your home
                    • Outside

                    Comments about Ibanez AEL20ENT Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    I bought this guitar about 4 years ago. And its still my baby. It still looks gorgeous and I can't say ive been trying to keep in in perfect conditions and yet it is. The electrics work great, the built in tuner saves a lot of time, and the sound is angelic. I couldn't live without my baby, buy it.

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                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    amazing guitar!!!!!!

                    Comments about Ibanez AEL20ENT Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    Great
                    This is an awsome guitar I bought it used and but it still sounds amazing the pickups are good and the tone is really. for the price this is an amazing guitar

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                    (10 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Opalman

                    By Thomas Vigeant

                    from South Florida

                    Comments about Ibanez AEL20ENT Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    Good, better than average to start with; it an incredible instrument now.
                    This is a review update, Since I've now owned the guitar 8 years now. I've progressed to a performing musician with our church's praise group and although I've been quite happy with the guitar a few issues are worth mentioning.
                    The preamp crapped out a year ago and I had some problems with the tuning machines, Also Since changeing my string preference from Nanowebs (or Polywebs: I can't remember which); to Dean Markley Blue steel lights; the guitar was a bit buzzy when playing barre chords. I took the guitar to a good luthier in Miami and had him install Planet Wave's high ratio locking tuners and the new Fishman Onboard preamp which included a fantastic piezo pickup. Some cutting and rewiring was needed but I assure you; I have a guitar than sounds as good if not better than my teachers Taylor and even does a convincing job of impersonating her graphite Rainsong (100's of downloadable images avail). I replaced the bridge pegs with high quality "Tusq" pins. The Luthier did a careful setup and there is no buzz at all and the action seems impossibly low! Everyone laughed at me at my local shop for dumping so much $ into a $400 guitar. After hearing it and playing it they just scratch their heads in disbelief; it a one- of-a-kind. I look at it like this: for $1000 I have a guitar that's worth more to me than a $5000 dollar guitar would be.
                    Well Built for a Chinese Axe; Always stayed in tune between use regarless of enviromentals. Fit &amp; Finish way above average for this kind of money. I had to replace machines and electronics after 7 years of rigorous use. Recently I signifigantly upgraded the guitar.
                    Great Value, best deal I've seen.

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                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    nice guitar

                    Comments about Ibanez AEL20ENT Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    if your looking for a nice looking , nice sounding guitar w great features and you dont have a bunch of cash, you cant go wrong...the features and sound of this guitar stand up to others in the price range
                    on board tuner and EQ , ...very nice features...tuner is accurate
                    well built... ..terrific finish...no flaws in finish at all....nice clean tone through an amp as well as unplugged....(mine has a slight buss in the low E string but only when strumming hard)...
                    for the money i doubt your going to get much better ....great looks, sweet sound (not a martin) but still pretty nice....and nice features make this a great buy.........

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