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Ibanez EW2012ASENT 12-String Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural Gloss 

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The Ibanez EW2012ASENT is the first 12-string model in the Exotic Wood series. This unique 12-string guitar is the perfect addition to any guitar pla...Read More

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Striking looks and rich tone.

The Ibanez EW2012ASENT is the first 12-string model in the Exotic Wood series. This unique 12-string guitar is the perfect addition to any guitar player's arsenal. This Ibanez guitar's striking figured-ash body, abalone rosette, and rich sound make the EW2012ASENT a must-have 12-string guitar at an unbeatable price. Other features include a B-Band UST pickup and an AEQ-SP2 preamp with onboard tuner.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • 12 String
  • Onboard tuner
  • Notch filter

SPECIFICATIONS

EW2012ASENT 12-String Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar

  • Model: EW2012ASENT
  • Style: 12-String EW Body with Cutaway
  • Top: Figured Ash
  • Back and Sides: Figured Ash
  • Bracing: X bracing
  • Rosette: Abalone
  • Tuners: Ibanez Chrome Die-Cast
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Pickup: B-Band UST Pickup
  • Electronics: Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp with onboard tune
  • Outputs: Balanced 1/4" and XLR Outputs
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP36 Coated 80/20 Bronze, 12-String, Light, (.010-.047 Gauge)
  • Saddle: Ivorex II Nut and Saddle
  • Bridge Pins: Ibanez Advantage Bridge Pins
  • Output jack: Balanced XLR & 1/4" outputs
  • Finish: Gloss
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IbanezEW2012ASENT 12-String Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.9

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        5.0

        Great Guitar, Even Greater Value!!

        By Metalcop

        from New England

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              Comments about Ibanez EW2012ASENT 12-String Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              This is a great guitar, and an excellent value! I recently played with a friend who has a $1200+ Taylor 12 string. Honestly, my Ibanez blew his guitar away! It just plain sounded better, and was noticeably louder and projected better. The fit and finish of this guitar is perfect, no issues whatsoever. No inlays take some getting used to. However, since this guitar will almost always be played, sitting down, it was easy to overcome. The action is very, very good. I am an experienced player, but even a novice could play this guitar, with ease. This guitar also sounds very, very good, when plugged in through the LR Baggs electronics. The tuner is not so great, it it slow to respond and the lights are extremely (too) small. The guitar came well packed, padded and double boxed, even though I ordered a case for it, MF shipped it separately?! I would prefer gold hardware, with a figured top guitar, but for what I paid, I can swap out the hardware myself, and still be way ahead! I would highly recommend this guitar!

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              5.0

              Finally got one !!!

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                    Comments about Ibanez EW2012ASENT 12-String Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    After earning a few extra buks gigging with my 6 I finally got this 12 string ... no regrets whatsoever ! I play a single gig so I need a full sound and this delivers !!! Probably the best guitar I ever bought ! Get it !!!!!!!!!!!

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                    5.0

                    So very happy !!!!

                    Pros

                    • Beautiful Wood And Finish
                    • Great sustain
                    • Love The Electronics
                    • Quickly Arrived On Time

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • Big Sound
                    • One Man Band

                    Comments about Ibanez EW2012ASENT 12-String Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    This guitar was highly rated ... I could not afford more so this one fills the bill in all areas ... and it was a returned in like new condition ... and they were right.

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                    5.0

                    EW2012ASENT 12-STRING EXOTIC WOOD ACOUST

                    By Kevin

                    from Washington

                    Verified Buyer

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                          Comments about Ibanez EW2012ASENT 12-String Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                          Great buy for the money

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                          5.0

                          Very nice--Well Built--Heavy Duty

                          By TOMMY

                          from SC

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                                Comments about Ibanez EW2012ASENT 12-String Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                Purchased as level 4 needing repair. Just has a crack in the side coming from where screw goes for electrics to the strap pin. I can not hear any loss of sound and I am sure this will be simple to fix using some u-tube help :) I am very happy with this new sound of twelve strings. I love the long sustain and ash wood and flame maple sides. This guitar is hard to put down and the new challenge of twelve strings is welcomed. Bottom Line New Sound!

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                                5.0

                                Exceptional Guitar!

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                                      Comments about Ibanez EW2012ASENT 12-String Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                      I've been meaning to add a 12-string A/E guitar to my arsenal for a long time. This one caught my eye. I have an Ibanez 6-string A/E that I rescued from a dusty pawn shop. So I know how good the quality is for Ibanez guitars. This one didn't disappoint. The box arrived as published and unblemished. The wood is stunningly beautiful. I'd prefer to have a heavier guage string on the instead of these light D'Addarios. So I'll take care of that. After tuning up, I was pleased how accurate the tuner and machine heads are. I played for about 3 hours. Plays as smooth as butter. The frets had no buzz and rang true when pressed. It's good by itself...but plug it in to an acoustic amplifier. Mine is a Marshall AS100D. Plugged in...this guitar will blow you away!

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                                      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Great sound

                                      By Tim

                                      from Whidbey Island, WA

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                                            Comments about Ibanez EW2012ASENT 12-String Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                            The condition was beautiful, hard to believe it was used. Great tone, built in tuner is a real plus. First Ibanez I have owned, great workmanship and finish. No complaints at all

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                                            (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Buy it and love it!!!

                                            By MountainSufi

                                            from Jackson Hole, WY

                                            Pros

                                            • Gorgeous
                                            • Great sound
                                            • Sounds great amplified

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                                              Best Uses

                                              • Seduction

                                              Comments about Ibanez EW2012ASENT 12-String Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                              Howdy from Jackson Hole!

                                              I bought this & it sounded pretty good out of the box, but had high action and buzzzz on some strings in some places.

                                              Brought it to a master luthier 40 miles and a mountain pass away. Went with a buddy who had a lower level Martin 12 string along to have it also worked on...

                                              We both paid fair amounts for for the best work that could be done. We're both delighted with the work done on our instruments. Lemme tell you... This Ibanez 12 string blows the Martin out of the water for butter soft play ability and gorgeous twaygy-ey sound after both were worked on by a master luthiere. We both liked our instruments so much we both gave a righteous tip and said, "Keep the change."

                                              The luthiere did a number of tweaks on my Ibanez (INCLUDING filing grooves in the nut,among other mods that fit my playing style). It was done AFTER the guitar had dried out from the high humidity in China where it was made. Result? Very little string buzzz for a 12 string, much better tone, the lowest action possible to get good tone, and a louder sound than before.

                                              Bottom line? Buy the sucker, have a master luthiere set it up locally, tip him/her on top of their fee... You'll have a fantastic guitar that knocks the socks of a Martin 12 and a luthiere friend for life.

                                              What a deal!

                                              Happy Trails!

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                                              5.0

                                              Beauty In the Eye of the Beholder

                                              By Worshipsinger

                                              from Chicago, IL

                                              Pros

                                              • Appearance
                                              • price
                                              • Sound

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                                                  Comments about Ibanez EW2012ASENT 12-String Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                                  I love the look of figured ash. I realize it can sometimes be sort of gaudy and over-the-top. That said, I loved the first guitar I received after I placed my order. It had lots of the swirls and 'bubbles' I expect from this wood. I previously owned a 6 string Ibanez with figured ash, a little darker in hue, and had always loved its appearance. But the onboard tuner of the first guitar I received did not work. By the way, the tuner should work without the guitar being hooked up to an amplifier. When I contacted Ibanez, they e-mailed me back that some of their acoustic-electric guitars have tuners that only work when plugged into an amplifier - this completes the circuit. I could not get a straight answer as to whether that was true for this particular guitar. I wanted to keep the guitar, as I've said I liked the look of it, so I contacted the local authorized repair facility to look into having it repaired under warranty. They told me that they have trouble getting parts from Ibanez and that it would be best for me to send the guitar in and exchange it. I contacted Musicians Friend and they e-mailed me a return label. The replacement guitar I received is not as 'showy' as the one I returned. The wood grain looks more like typical wood grain, no 'bubbles' or swirls on the top or back although there is some of that on the sides. It's probably for the best, as I said this wood can sometimes look a little gaudy. But for now I am a little disappointed in the appearance. That is the trouble with ordering online, but no stores seem to have this guitar in stock. Anyway, the tuner on this one works fine and the sound is very good. Some people have complained that it's a little quiet - sounds plenty loud to me, but then I don't play in public, just at home. For the price, you can't beat this guitar. Great sound, and interesting appearance.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Excellent Guitar

                                                  By Jetliner Gypsies

                                                  from St. Louis, Mo

                                                  Comments about Ibanez EW2012ASENT 12-String Exotic Wood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                                  I have been looking for a 12 string guitar for a couple of years. I was having difficulty finding the exact one that I wanted. My friend suggested that I start my search by starting with picking the guitar I liked the looks of most. That is the first thing that drew me to this guitar. It is absolutely beautiful. Secondly I wanted an Acoustic Electric, check. Finally the sound is great. The strings were a very light gauge when I bought it, putting on heaver strings brought out a great low end in the guitar. I love this guitar, and use it at our gigs for 2 or 3 songs a night.

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