Ibanez AEL20E

Ibanez AEL20E

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AEL20E, Acoustic-electric Folk/Western guitar from Ibanez in the AEL series.

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Ibanez AEL20E tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Ibanez
  • Model: AEL20E
  • Series: AEL
  • Category: Acoustic-electric Folk/Western guitars
  • Added in our database on: 09/07/2011

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Ibanez AEL20E user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 10 reviews )
 6 reviews60 %
 3 reviews30 %
 1 user review10 %
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MGR/Brad Wicks11/05/2002

MGR/Brad Wicks's review"Ibanez AEL20DTBS"

Ibanez AEL20E
I ordered this guitar from SamAsh.com since the store didn't have any in stock. I payed around 400 dollars for this beauty. I had initially planned to buy a 4-string Ibanez Acoustic bass in black finish, but was conviced otherwise since I could do more with a guitar. A wise choice indeed.

Where to start, where to start... This guitar is the most beautiful peice of work I have ever held, when it comes to guitars. The Transparent Blue Suburst high gloss finish is a sight to behold. Very, very beautiful... Sexy, even. The whole package is great. The pick up is awesome, the EQ is very nice and gives you many options, and the woods are very warm and soft in feel. Again, this is a very beautiful guitar, everything about it is nice. The sound is awesome, it's very warm and clear. this guitar, overall, is top-of-the-line, if you ask me.

The only problem I had with this guitar, was that the finish chips easily. But then again, that's what it's like with all high gloss finished guitars, so it really isn't a problem unless you're clumbsy and drop your guitar a lot. The battery buzzes inside when you finger pick hard, but that can easily be fixed with a new battery. (I never replaced the factory battery :|)This guitar is a work of art, and there is virtually nothing wrong with it.

The construction and quality of this guitar is superb. I have no complaints, and can only say that this guitar is a work of art.

If you're serious in playing the guitar, buy this. If you're not serious, buy this. As expensive as it may be for an acoustic guitar, it is worth it.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

Dahn's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A try before you buy but excellent guitar."

Ibanez AEL20E
Has a knob with equal volume, but I advise to resolve it directly on the amp (ideally the table) because the Equal allows some adjustments but no real substance. The microphone is of good quality and well made, great potential but is intended more specifically for "small organizations" type small concert halls, bars, home studio. The finish of the guitar is clean, the colors I have is superb. However, I see a certain fragility of the varnish. A guitar that care must be taken and fault either by choice, it is obligation.


Very pleasant to use and ergonomic. Original strings recess change not to cut your fingers. The handle is soft and has no free edges, which gives comfort to some games. Note that the box is just "huge" so when sitting, if you are a small size, you can hide behind. Access to acute relatively easy but given its sound is still most often at maximum upper midrange (for me).


The sound is very clear, open and bright. Perfect for any type of folk and unplugged. Very nice sound from low to upper midrange, treble going well but the guitar is very bright, it sometimes verges a little aggression (your point of view). Preference for playing without an amp.


Use for 6 years. Often compared to me with a Cort same category. Cort absolutely do not support the comparison. His bass drum is very nice and makes a powerful sound. Just a wide range of gaming power available and excellent sound reproduction at all levels. Although it is not capricious, it is sensitive to temperature, I recommend a tuner still in the pocket and a strong case for transportation.

Zecat's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez AEL20E
Guitar 6-string black: E TKS model AEL 20
XLR and jack input, tuner, equalizer bass medium treble, volume, "notchfréquence" phaser


I bought this guitar for "take anywhere" and because I wanted a black guitar black or gray ...
Good finishes
I find it rather heavy final.


sound for me, I do not find too metallic, what bothers me about some folks.


In the end, I still was disappointed with my purchase ... I quickly had problems with the tuner, then I have had more then amplified sound qd I played plugged. Verdict, the piezo to change as the guitar was almost new ...
The luthier who is responsible for the change found the strings of the guitar very high (I mean the space between the handle and the rope), and adjustment did not change bcp space. I think that's what makes the guitar a little difficult to play qd we go towards the treble, because it takes more force on bcp crossed the plate for good all the strings ... Not very interesting qd're not an experienced player.
Finally, the last misadventure, varnish at the bridge is a little cracked on a line parallel to the bridge.

So if it again, I orienterai to another model, although the finish is beautiful, nice color, connectors and complete the settings.
In the least, I note the various hiccups (tuner, piezo, crack), weight and playability a little hard on the barred up the handle qd people with little experience.

El_ré's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez AEL20E
Sycamore flaming table, back and Clis in stocky, round in saddle and rosewood fingerboard.
Micans are the oil bath and have a good performance trs agree.
The microphone is a piezo Fishman Nut trs as well made by a second fully electronic Ibanez surprising by its ffective.
The handle is round, quite late at the end ... the only action BMOL just a little high but my taste is pretty frquent in folk guitars (and a passage in the luttier Pipelines Limited) ...


The handle is very enjoyable (if not the matter of action, but it is the habit of speaking electric ...). CHAC is relatively easy to acute thanks to the cutaway.
The bars sound alone, and the sound is very accurate.
The body, it's jumbo (but definitely not mini), so it is quite large but still comfortable trs.


A vacuum is trs sound clear and crystal-clear prcis enough (and that's all what I was looking !!!). The bass is also quite soft and Submitted.
A faith branch, another world opens you! This time, all the sound you open the grace of marriage exclent Fishman and electronic ibanez: you can have a trs trs soft blues at its very s clear and crystal-clear perfect accompaniments or arpeggios! Also the sound is trs prcis without parasite: a rgal!


I use it for six months, but when purchasing I had the opportunity to test a lot of scrapes, including more expensive MODELS! What sduit my home is faith's most versatile and cot his big cot personalis look: in fact for that price it has a look of Enfert (I've taken vintage violin) trs and a good finish ...
In addition, the sound continues to dvelopper, which is the guarantee of a good quality guitar!
If c'tait again, I do it again exactly the same choice, except that I will do it before!: I was looking for a skyscraper in 700euros and finally I have is that the price, and I do not regret it!

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