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Item Reviews for: Ibanez AEL2012E 12 String Acoustic Electric Guitar  -  IBA AEL2012E LIST

Lovely Sound & Finish.
By: BL Rate from Mt Holly NC USA      Submitted: 5/19/2013

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typical great Ibanez product
By: cherokeesteve from Channahon, Illinois, USA      Submitted: 3/17/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? This is based on a combination of nicks and scratches and the first one I bought (not from AMS) had a tuner mounted crooked, enough so that when you turned the tuning head it hit the head stock. From my experience with many Ibanez instruments this is not typical for Ibanez. Reliability How has it stood up over time? Time will tell. Seems sturdy, I've had good reliability with other Ibanez products. General Your general opinion of this product. Great sounding guitar, nice appearance. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Love the controls, on board tuner is great. Heavy feel but also solid feel. Wide neck, I like it but I've got descent sized hands and fingers. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Bright, clear sound. Awesome. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Few nicks and scuffs, mainly on the headstock. I don't expect perfection when something has to be shipped all the way from China. Action How was the action out of the box? Thought the action was great, no problems picking or barring chords up the neck.
What A Great Bang For Your Buck
By: Gene Hood from Seattle, WA, gene.hood@comcast.net      Submitted: 5/29/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? It appears to be a quality instrument and certainly was what I wanted for a studio 12 string. My only small issue are the tuner hardware. I may change them out for better tuning pegs at some point. Some of that has to do with the typical pin design of the guitar. Knowing how to "set" the strings at the bridge helps considerably as most 12-strings tend to have use pins to clamp the strings have this same problem. I had a very expensive Guild 12-string that had the same issue. This problem is solved rather handily by the chromatic tuner that shuts the the pickups off while you adjust the tuning, another big advantage. Reliability How has it stood up over time? Although I have just recently purchased it, I have an Ibanez Jazz Bass copy that I bought back in the 70's that I still use today for recording. I have changed the pickups a few times over the years, but it never failed me at any show that I was doing and is ultra reliable. I believe the new 12-string will be much the same General Your general opinion of this product. This is a great guitar for even twice the price. The pickup system sounds better than the Ovation Elite 12-string that was over a thousand dollars with case that I bought in the late 80's. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? The Ibanez SST pickup sits right on top of the guitar. You just have to look down. The added feature is that it has an onboard chromatic tuner that works great. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? The tone of the guitar is as good as any guitar I have ever heard. I went back through several tracks of my most recent album release and re-recorded the 12 string tracks using the low-z output. This guitar has both a low-z mic output as well as a quarter inch jack output. They both sound great Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The finish is beautiful. The overall look of the guitar is better than I imagined it would be before I got it. Here again, I couldn't believe the price. Action How was the action out of the box? Out of the box the action was good. My Ovation Elite 12-string had a better action. However, with just a minor adjustment to the truss rod, I improved the action considerably. I liked it so much that I actually re-recorded many tracks on the album I just released
nice looking guitar
By: STEVE from ST . LOUIS , MO      Submitted: 4/29/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? SEEMS WELL MORE MADE , FINISH IS COOL , THEY COULD HAVE DID BETTER ON FRETS Reliability How has it stood up over time? NOT SURE ,JUST GOT IT ?? General Your general opinion of this product. LOOKS REALLY NICE !! Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? ALITTLE HARD TO PLAY , HAVE TO REALLY PRESS DOWNON FINGER BOARD OR WILL BUZZ,FRETS ARE KIND OF SHARP Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Sound is good !! Action How was the action out of the box? ACTION IS GOOD!
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