Ibanez AEL20EVV AE Series Acostic Electric

By ibzRG, on Jan 8 2011 at 7:10am

Type: Acoustic Guitars

Manufacturer: Ibanez

Model: AEL20

Date Purchased:

Purchased At: local Ibanez retailer

List Price:

Street Price:

Price Paid: 350eu


AEL Body, Maple Back and Sides


Flamed Maple Top


Fishman Sonicore Pickup


Ibanez AEQ-SST Shape Shifter Preamp with Onboard Tuner (mine is older version, without tuner and different controls layout)


What I Liked:

Looks good and it had brighter sound with more bite than the dreadnaughts in the same price category. The cutaway was a must for me and electroacoustic was the only way. It comes in handy though as I can't record with mics.

What I Disliked:

I couldn't tell at the time, but it has a rather dull sterile sound. None of the shimmer you hear in other acoustics.

The neck is ridiculously narrow, making clean chord fingering hard (and I don't even have big hands), but that may not be specific to this model.

What I Would Change:

Not much you can do to an acoustic guitar.


You can probably find quite a nicer acoustic for the same price, but without electronics.

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