Skip to main content Skip to footer
Financing available on 100+ brands. Get Details
Call our Gear Advisors (877) 509-9963 Hablamos Español
MF MD HG01 Electric Guitar Month 06-19-18

Ibanez PN12E Mahogany Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar Vintage Mahogany Sunburst

  • Write a Review
SKU 
J12301 000001000
Product Price $199.99
  • Free Shipping (48 Contiguous U.S. States)

Part of Ibanez's PF Performance Series guitars, the PN12E is an extremely affordable parlor guitar. It has a mahogany top, back and sides paired with...Click To Read More About This Product

In Stock & Ready To Ship

Gold Coverage: (What’s This?)
    Warranty Options
  Add to Cart
Add to Wish List
Set Alerts
Earn Points

Earn up to 1,600 reward points.

Don't Forget
OVERVIEW

Budget-friendly, small-bodied guitar ideal for traveling and honing your skills.

Part of Ibanez's PF Performance Series guitars, the PN12E is an extremely affordable parlor guitar. It has a mahogany top, back and sides paired with a rosewood fretboard and bridge. For less intimate performances, the PN12E comes with an Ibanez Under Saddle pickup and Ibanez AEQ-2T preamp with onboard tuner and 1/4" output. Other appointments include a chrome die-cast tuners, Ibanez Advantage bridge pins, ivory body binding, and vintage mahogany sunburst high gloss finish.

FEATURES
  • Body shape: Parlor
  • Bracing: X bracing
  • Top: Mahogany
  • Back and sides: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Body binding: Ivory
  • Tuning machine: Chrome die-cast tuner
  • Strings: Coated bronze strings
  • Number of frets: 18
  • Bridge pins: Ibanez Advantage Bridge pin
  • Strings: Coated bronze
  • Pickup: Ibanez Under Saddle
  • Preamp: Ibanez AEQ-2T preamp with onboard tuner
  • Output jack: 1/4"
  • Battery: 9V battery
  • Finish top: Gloss
  • Finish back and sides: Gloss
  • Finish neck back: Gloss
  • Case sold separately
  • Neck Dimensions
    • Scale: 620mm
    • Width at Nut: 42mm
    • Width at 14th Fret: 54mm
    • Thickness at 1st: 20mm
    • Thickness at 7th: 21mm
    • Radius: 250mmR
    Body Dimensions
    • Length: 19-1/2"
    • Width: 14-1/3"
    • Max Depth: 4"

    Pick up this Ibanez for a song. Order today!

    Reviews
    Questions & Answers View All
    Loading....

    Review Snapshot

    by PowerReviews
    IbanezPN12E Mahogany Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar
     
    4.2

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fun to play (8)
    • Good feel (7)
    • Good audio (5)
    • Stays in tune (4)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (5)
    • Practicing (5)
    • Recording (3)
    • Small venues (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Nice Bang for Your Buck Guitar

    I am very pleased with the appearance sound and feel of my PN12E. The neck is a medium/thin C profile that fits my hand much like a Fender medium C. The real surprise...Read complete review

    I am very pleased with the appearance sound and feel of my PN12E. The neck is a medium/thin C profile that fits my hand much like a Fender medium C. The real surprise is the sound. The PN12E has a laminate body but it has a vibrant, light feel and response to strumming and picking dynamics. I mostly play electric guitar. Acoustic guitars feel bulky and uncomfortable to me but not so the PN12E. It's parlor size and light weight, compared to an electric, give it a comfortable feel. The shorter scale, about 24.3, helps too. Of course it doesn't have the low end of a dread but it is balanced and rich. The only shortcomings are the fit and finish at the neck join and sound hole. It is a little sloppy but this is only cosmetic. Overall the PN12E is beautiful. The poly finish is fairly thin. In general I don't know much about electric/acoustic guitars' on board electronics but the PN12E's system works fine in home settings. The nut is cut well and the saddle and pins are good. The tuning keys do the job but I replaced them with smoother operating Hipshots that I already owned. It wasn't necessary to replace the stock keys.

    I got this Ibanez as an Open Box item at a reduced price. I think this is the best value guitar I've purchased to date. If you are in the market for a small acoustic give the Ibanez PN12E a try. Musicians Friends return policy take the risk out of online purchases.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good design flawed by terrible build quality

    I REALLY wanted to like this guitar. It is larger than your average parlor, but I'm a big guy so it was a great size for me. I like the thicker neck compared...Read complete review

    I REALLY wanted to like this guitar. It is larger than your average parlor, but I'm a big guy so it was a great size for me. I like the thicker neck compared to some other guitars (like my Jim Dandy parlor). And the tuners worked pretty good.

    UNFORTUNATELY I had to return the first guitar because the high E string wouldn't tune properly. Before going all in and changing the strings, adjusting the truss rod and bridge saddle I called MF and they said it should be playable right out of the box (with minor tuning). So they agreed to an exchange.

    Cut to two weeks later when my replacement arrives. I immediately tuned it and it did not have the tuning issue my first PN12E had. Ok, this might be a keeper. But I quickly noticed the EXTREMELY sharp fret ends. I've heard of people complain about this before and never understood... until now. Now they aren't cut-your-fingers-till-they-bleed sharp, but sharp enough that after ten minutes the side of my pinky was pretty roughed up. But I thought, well, I have fret files, maybe when I change the strings out I'll deal with that someday (in hindsight terrible idea. a new guitar should NOT be sent out like this).

    THE FINAL STRAW was when after lying on my couch playing the guitar for about 20 minutes I lifted my right forearm off the guitar body and heard a popping sound. Not sure if I was hearing things, I tried it again... pop. I've isolated the popping to basically the area where your forearm rests. I can gently push/squeeze the guitar there and it makes a popping sound EVERY TIME. My guess is some of the bracing inside was not glued properly. So I'm done with ever considering the PN12E Mahogany Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar.

    Maybe you'll get one built right and have a fantastic guitar. Or maybe you'll go through two like me and be left questioning whether to ever consider Ibanez again.

    Reviewed by 10 customers

    Displaying reviews 1-10

    Back to top

    (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A great little guitar!

    By Tom

    from Angel Fire, NM

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune
    • This Guitar Plays Great

    Cons

    • NONE

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Playing Anywhere
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ibanez PN12E Mahogany Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is smaller in body and also in the neck from my other dreadnoughts, so I was over-reaching for chords at first. It has a good sound, though not as loud as my others, but loud enough for small groups. However, it has a great pickup with a built-in tuner, so then I can be as loud as needed for the job. I recently played it at a church service (where people listen to every note)and got a lot of compliments. So I know it will work at other noisey places. Built in China, but a great instrument for the price!

    (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good Good Good

    Comments about Ibanez PN12E Mahogany Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I was considering sending back but just because I was looking for something a little smaller, but decided against it because it looks and sounds great and a good price. My 7th guitar now. For a parlor it is on the large end, I wanted to replace my other but this is just as big as my 000 martin, and I wouldn't consider that a parlor. It did come set up poorly (again), a problem I keep having with items from MF, but I was able to get it to stop buzzing by adjusting the truss.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A Nice Bang for Your Buck Guitar

    By RajaStrummer

    from Richmond, Va

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Ibanez PN12E Mahogany Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I am very pleased with the appearance sound and feel of my PN12E. The neck is a medium/thin C profile that fits my hand much like a Fender medium C. The real surprise is the sound. The PN12E has a laminate body but it has a vibrant, light feel and response to strumming and picking dynamics. I mostly play electric guitar. Acoustic guitars feel bulky and uncomfortable to me but not so the PN12E. It's parlor size and light weight, compared to an electric, give it a comfortable feel. The shorter scale, about 24.3, helps too. Of course it doesn't have the low end of a dread but it is balanced and rich. The only shortcomings are the fit and finish at the neck join and sound hole. It is a little sloppy but this is only cosmetic. Overall the PN12E is beautiful. The poly finish is fairly thin. In general I don't know much about electric/acoustic guitars' on board electronics but the PN12E's system works fine in home settings. The nut is cut well and the saddle and pins are good. The tuning keys do the job but I replaced them with smoother operating Hipshots that I already owned. It wasn't necessary to replace the stock keys.

      I got this Ibanez as an Open Box item at a reduced price. I think this is the best value guitar I've purchased to date. If you are in the market for a small acoustic give the Ibanez PN12E a try. Musicians Friends return policy take the risk out of online purchases.

      (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      No Negative Reviews??

      By Steve

      from Finger Lakes, NY

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Construction

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ibanez PN12E Mahogany Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          The guitar I received was in need of more serious work than I was willing to pay for to make it playable. Out of the box it was not in a condition I would expect from a major brand name. Hopefully Ibanez with see that "the warning lights are flashing down at quality control!!"

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Lot of Guitar for a Little Cheddar

          By dstaudy

          from Macon, MO

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good size
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

          • Requires Constant Tuning

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Ibanez PN12E Mahogany Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I lead worship every week at my church and I was needing a back up to my main acoustic, which happens to be another Ibanez acoustic (artwood series). I was looking for something a little smaller that would travel well, be a good beater guitar for camps and not be expensive. This fit the bill perfectly! When I first played one at a shop I was really amazed with how full it sounded and how nice it played. The electronics are okay, nothing to oooh and ahh over, but they work. My only gripe with this guitar is that the tuners aren't that great and I find myself tuning quite a bit on a Sunday morning. Might replace them eventually, but otherwise you get a lot of guitar for the money here. Most other smaller/parlor sized acoustics in this price range aren't acoustic electric or they seriously lack in quality. I got mine at a local music store barely used for a killer price, but I wouldn't have minded paying the full price on here. Took a little adjusting when I got home to get the neck where I like it, but nothing other than that. I can definitely see this one sticking around for years to come and being a solid back up and even main guitar on occasion.

          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great guitar

          By Lucy

          from las vegas

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Ibanez PN12E Mahogany Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            bg

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best 200 hundred guitar ever

            By Bobbo

            from SoCal

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ibanez PN12E Mahogany Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                Great little guitar. The short scale gives it a slightly sleazy action that's a lot of fun.Mine did take a little of set up but most new guitars do. Not as small as I thought a parlor would be. Overall a cool kick around ax .Buy yours soon ,they sell out .

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Good design flawed by terrible build quality

                By Daringo

                from Fresno CA

                About Me Experienced

                See all my reviews

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel

                Cons

                • Not Consistent
                • Poor Construction
                • Popping Sounds
                • Sharp Frets

                Best Uses

                • Returning to Musician's Friend

                Comments about Ibanez PN12E Mahogany Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I REALLY wanted to like this guitar. It is larger than your average parlor, but I'm a big guy so it was a great size for me. I like the thicker neck compared to some other guitars (like my Jim Dandy parlor). And the tuners worked pretty good.

                UNFORTUNATELY I had to return the first guitar because the high E string wouldn't tune properly. Before going all in and changing the strings, adjusting the truss rod and bridge saddle I called MF and they said it should be playable right out of the box (with minor tuning). So they agreed to an exchange.

                Cut to two weeks later when my replacement arrives. I immediately tuned it and it did not have the tuning issue my first PN12E had. Ok, this might be a keeper. But I quickly noticed the EXTREMELY sharp fret ends. I've heard of people complain about this before and never understood... until now. Now they aren't cut-your-fingers-till-they-bleed sharp, but sharp enough that after ten minutes the side of my pinky was pretty roughed up. But I thought, well, I have fret files, maybe when I change the strings out I'll deal with that someday (in hindsight terrible idea. a new guitar should NOT be sent out like this).

                THE FINAL STRAW was when after lying on my couch playing the guitar for about 20 minutes I lifted my right forearm off the guitar body and heard a popping sound. Not sure if I was hearing things, I tried it again... pop. I've isolated the popping to basically the area where your forearm rests. I can gently push/squeeze the guitar there and it makes a popping sound EVERY TIME. My guess is some of the bracing inside was not glued properly. So I'm done with ever considering the PN12E Mahogany Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar.

                Maybe you'll get one built right and have a fantastic guitar. Or maybe you'll go through two like me and be left questioning whether to ever consider Ibanez again.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Quality for a little guy

                By df1953

                from north carolina

                About Me Experienced

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Rich Sound
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Ibanez PN12E Mahogany Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  Excellent Parlor for the money. Solid wood, binding on the neck makes it like butter. Only negative would be the strings. I put some D'Adario EXP's on it and it sounds like my Martin.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great bang for the buck!

                  By Ry

                  from Boston

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Ibanez PN12E Mahogany Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    I'm up at school and this works great!!!

                    Displaying reviews 1-10

                    Back to top

                    Questions & Answers
                    You are changing the Ship-To country.

                    Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.