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Overview

  • EW body w/cutaway
  • Exotic ash body
  • Abalone rosette
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $599.99
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    - $200.00
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Figured ash for exotic looks and powerful sound.

There are a lot of guitars to choose from. The Ibanez EW20ASE Exotic Wood Ash Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar is different. Singular in looks and sound because it's made from exotic figured ash. The grain patterns are striking. It's amazing to find an exotic wood guitar in this price range.

For faithful reproduction of acoustic tone, a B-Band UST pickup is paired with the Ibanez SRTn preamp with notch filter and an onboard tuner. Tune anytime, anywhere. You'll also be ready for whatever connections are available; the EW20ASE is equipped with balanced 1/4" and XLR outputs.

Paired with the fine wood are high-end cosmetic appointments also found on guitars costing much more: an abalone rosette, Ibanez chrome die-cast tuners and a natural high-gloss finish. If you've been holding back on an acoustic guitar purchase because you haven't found the right features at the right price, your wait is over.

Case sold separately.

Features

  • EW body w/cutaway
  • Exotic ash body
  • Abalone rosette
  • Ibanez chrome die-cast tuners
  • B-Band UST pickup
  • Ibanez SRTn preamp w/notch filter and onboard tuner
  • Balanced 1/4" and XLR outputs
  • Natural high-gloss finish
  • Case sold separately

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IbanezEW20ASE Exotic Wood Figured Ash Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 67 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Price (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      gorgeous looking and playing

      like i have said above, AWESOME GUITAR, AWESOME VALUE, GORGEOUS, SOUNDS GORGEOUS PLUGGED IN. my only hang up was that i had the battery compartment issue when i first bought the guitar....Read complete review

      like i have said above, AWESOME GUITAR, AWESOME VALUE, GORGEOUS, SOUNDS GORGEOUS PLUGGED IN. my only hang up was that i had the battery compartment issue when i first bought the guitar. but since then it has been smooth sailing. so i give it a 9.5
      great eq system on the guitar...you can turn up bass, mids, and treble, independently. the onboard tuner is awesome. the shape function works well. the cutaway is well designed. a very structurally sound guitar. the only problem i have had has been with the battery compartment for the pickup. the design of the battery compartment could use some improvement. once i made the necesarry adjustments it is no longer an issue, but it was an issue at first. overall though a 9.
      wood is great. the pickup sounds awesome!!! i have people tell me all the time how great my guitar sounds at open mics and often get the "oooohhhh, that's a preeety guitar". and it is. it is a real head turner and a joy for the ears. my only issue with the quality stems from the battery compartment pickup issue i had. i love ibanez and i want them to improve in that area, so quality wise i give it a 9 because the battery compartment needs improvement. everything else quality wise is a 10.
      you will not find a better value, period. i am rambling to say more than that, but i want to add that taylor exotic woods are well in to the 4,000's. this guitar looks and plays like a million bucks. don't be fooled by deans. they look like a million bucks but don't play like it. ibanez exotic wood is an incredible line of guitars. value wise, it is INCREDIBLE!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      After owning this guitar for 5 years...

      I bought this guitar in February '09. It was great for the first 3.5 years. It had an absolutely beautiful sound, and my guitar playing friends were surprised it was not a more...Read complete review

      I bought this guitar in February '09. It was great for the first 3.5 years. It had an absolutely beautiful sound, and my guitar playing friends were surprised it was not a more expensive instrument. Around a year and a half ago, the body started warping and the neck started pulling away from the body. This may be my fault as I rarely kept it in its case. It was not in a humidity controlled environment but I never left it outside or exposed it to temperature extremes. My first acoustic guitar, a cheap no name that I bought in 2004, has been subject to the same conditions and is doing fine.

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      5.0

      a soloist's dream

      By studebaker

      from Casper, WY

      Pros

      • feel
      • Looks
      • price
      • Sound

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ibanez EW20ASE Exotic Wood Figured Ash Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        This guitar exceeded my expectations by far. The look alone of this guitar is beautiful and the sound that it makes matches its looks. The neck of this guitar feels identical to my Gibson SG, very narrow and thin and the fret bridges don't stick out and tear up your thumb. At the start of the neck from the body of the guitar the neck starts at the 13th fret instead of the 12th and with the low cut cutaway you can really get up to those high notes easier.the neck and the cutaway don't have any space between them at all they flow together. The only thing I didn't like about this guitar was the strings that came with it were cheap and sounded terrible but other than that this was a very good buy. Thanks to everyone's positive reviews about this guitar I now have a real treasure.

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        • No

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        3.0

        After owning this guitar for 5 years...

        By Sharon

        from Upstate New York

        Pros

        • Aesthetically Pleasing
        • Beautiful sound

        Cons

        • Bodyneck Warping

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ibanez EW20ASE Exotic Wood Figured Ash Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I bought this guitar in February '09. It was great for the first 3.5 years. It had an absolutely beautiful sound, and my guitar playing friends were surprised it was not a more expensive instrument. Around a year and a half ago, the body started warping and the neck started pulling away from the body. This may be my fault as I rarely kept it in its case. It was not in a humidity controlled environment but I never left it outside or exposed it to temperature extremes. My first acoustic guitar, a cheap no name that I bought in 2004, has been subject to the same conditions and is doing fine.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Amazing Guitar!!! NOT Disappointed!!

          Pros

          • Functional
          • Great sounding

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performance
            • Practice
            • Songwriting

            Comments about Ibanez EW20ASE Exotic Wood Figured Ash Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            This guitar is absolutely amazing! I bought it after seeing it in a music store but not purchasing in time so I ordered it on here instead. The grain and figure of the wood makes this guitar absolutely beautiful! And the sound is incredible. It's a bright sound but it still has plenty of low end. The pickup and pre-amp in this guitar is fantastic! I couldn't be happier with it especially for this price!!

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            4.0

            Great tone

            By Keyplayer

            from Florida Keys

            Pros

            • Looks
            • price
            • Tone And Feel

            Cons

            • Electronics

            Best Uses

            • Great for studio
            • Playing for friends

            Comments about Ibanez EW20ASE Exotic Wood Figured Ash Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            For the price the looks of this guitar is out of the park. The slim neck profile offers excellent playability. The electronics get the job done, but I would have preferred a Fishman setup. It doesn't have the richness of a mahogany or rosewood body, but it really has a unique tone. Overall I would give this a 4 out of 5 rating. Excellent for any beginner/intermediate guitarists.

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            5.0

            Great Guitar,Great Price! Cant go wrong!

            By CantStopRockin

            from Douglas, MA

            Pros

            • Acoustics
            • Appearance
            • Playability
            • price
            • Sound

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ibanez EW20ASE Exotic Wood Figured Ash Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I've owned this guitar for over a year now and it has not let me down once. It sounds amazing and plays just as well. The tuners are tight, the preamp is amazing with its onboard reverb and it has its notch filter. Tuner is spot on as well. With that said... The way its built?... Amazing! The quality of the build and the materials are comparable to those acoustic which cost $800+ from other makers. Take this from someone who's been playing for over 13 years and has only found one acoustic that has stuck out over the rest. Not too mention I've had it well over a year, so it's not like its a new novelty for me. If you get this little gem you will not be disappointed.

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              5.0

              Five stars. Amazing.

              By rob

              from jersey

              Pros

              • excellent craftsmanship
              • exquisite sound
              • Nice electronics
              • Smooth action
              • Visually Stunning

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Multi use

                Comments about Ibanez EW20ASE Exotic Wood Figured Ash Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                This guitar is a fierce and sophisticated package. Stunning and dramatic appearance combined with impeccable craftsmanship, a smooth action, great tone and quality electronics. As i sat in GC i compaired it to it's cousin, the zebra wood version which had a deeper somewhat warmer tone. I prefered this one right away It was a no brainer.I love this guitar. Not to mention the quilted ash means you will have a guitar that basically has fingerprints and you could meet ten people with the exact same guitar and no two wood patterns would be alike. Just a small plus among many more important features. This guitar sounds great both plugged or unplugged. Rich, bright sustain. Even before having it setup the action was super smooth with a little out of the box buzz of course. It's light weight, has a thin neck and even has a PA system jack which is pretty cool. All around I give it a strong five stars. I havn't had any issues with the battery compartment as some have claimed but if i do i will update this review. Buy this guitar.

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                5.0

                Beauty and money well spent

                By David Clark

                from mechanicsville, va

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • buzzing
                  • Set up wasnt great

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Ibanez EW20ASE Exotic Wood Figured Ash Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    After a set-up this thing is ready to tingle, so happy with it at a good price

                    Comment on this review

                    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    gorgeous looking and playing

                    By Jamiesjammin

                    from Rome, GA

                    Comments about Ibanez EW20ASE Exotic Wood Figured Ash Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    like i have said above, AWESOME GUITAR, AWESOME VALUE, GORGEOUS, SOUNDS GORGEOUS PLUGGED IN. my only hang up was that i had the battery compartment issue when i first bought the guitar. but since then it has been smooth sailing. so i give it a 9.5
                    great eq system on the guitar...you can turn up bass, mids, and treble, independently. the onboard tuner is awesome. the shape function works well. the cutaway is well designed. a very structurally sound guitar. the only problem i have had has been with the battery compartment for the pickup. the design of the battery compartment could use some improvement. once i made the necesarry adjustments it is no longer an issue, but it was an issue at first. overall though a 9.
                    wood is great. the pickup sounds awesome!!! i have people tell me all the time how great my guitar sounds at open mics and often get the "oooohhhh, that's a preeety guitar". and it is. it is a real head turner and a joy for the ears. my only issue with the quality stems from the battery compartment pickup issue i had. i love ibanez and i want them to improve in that area, so quality wise i give it a 9 because the battery compartment needs improvement. everything else quality wise is a 10.
                    you will not find a better value, period. i am rambling to say more than that, but i want to add that taylor exotic woods are well in to the 4,000's. this guitar looks and plays like a million bucks. don't be fooled by deans. they look like a million bucks but don't play like it. ibanez exotic wood is an incredible line of guitars. value wise, it is INCREDIBLE!

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great guitar

                    By nuge4pres

                    from Tulsa

                    Comments about Ibanez EW20ASE Exotic Wood Figured Ash Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    This is a great guitar. Plays very easy,and neck is fast. Sweet on fingering chords. Play it threw a Peavey classic 30 and easy to control feedback. Sounds good straight or by amp.If your not sure about this guitar dont be. You will be happy.

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    BIG BANG for the BUCK

                    Comments about Ibanez EW20ASE Exotic Wood Figured Ash Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    when i play out with this guitar it is constantly getting compliments for its looks, which i love. but more importantly to me, is that it has never once had a problem and sounds AWESOME! i hook it up to my boss gt8 and play wah with it, mild distortion, octave bass, doing looping and there is never feedback, and it always sounds great. i have nothing bad to say about it whatsoever and i've had it for several years now.

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