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All user reviews for the Ibanez AEL20E

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 10 reviews )
 6 reviews60 %
 3 reviews30 %
 1 user review10 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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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
Dahn06/06/2013

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.

UTILIZATION

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).

SOUNDS

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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.
Zecat12/03/2012

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

UTILIZATION

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.

SOUNDS

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

OVERALL OPINION

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.
stratolivier 31109/21/2011

stratolivier 311's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" always with me"

Ibanez AEL20E
guitar specialty shop in France
handle very easy and fine as is so good to do nice ibanez neck
just cracked the varnish is regrettable that in the back of barely 10 cm at the junction bottom and sides hoping it will go no further

UTILIZATION

handle is a nice little space had a size of the box but it is quickly it sounds great on any little play with this guitar

SOUNDS

the sound is not very good amp but when the branch that we realize that they have not skimped on the quality of personal microphones branch I live my mixer and it sounds great the deep bass and treble property presents personally I play more often without ammpli

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you use it?
I would say 3 or 4 years what was my surprise when I saw that I had already been six years as what I have not seen the time go
I have not tried other models before it ....... I wanted a jumbo, and I cracked the shade before trying it later when I got on her knees the first chords rang a wonderful brother who accompanied me was I think I took d another to see it but not the one I wanted and saw the price I am left with
excellent value for money ... yes 6 years later I can tell you that I would do this choice
08/10/2011

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" also need some information!"

Ibanez AEL20E
Hello!
and good j bought my ibanez ael, it scratches very well, but being my first guitar electro I do not know What is the snap; phase (shame on me, believe the good!) above that have tried to electro, I have great run this button, the sound does not move! then?
thank you for your response!
Other than that, it is really excellent, with no tuner, certainly the previous model that came out with built-in tuner;
sound, even in sound is very good, well made with serious already well and a small problem, I find neenmoins, I find it a bit heavy and not very good hand hold, say uncomfortable (even notice previously mentioned! ) has a cause of too much cash, here's .. a bientot!
the handle can be a bit too wide? blah ... blah!

UTILIZATION

So the weight a little too heavy!

handle well! the problem without access to acute
the sound is easy, because the guitar is sensitive;
box too large

SOUNDS

style blues, it is very very good!
non-folk, rock, yes, I have the amp connected to an acoustic Berhinger, very good!

OVERALL OPINION

still good, especially blues, and c is the reason why I had bought!
I have bought the second hand with a cover! ras!
tof-algae10/31/2007

tof-algae's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez AEL20E
I think it's a guitar made in Korea or an Asian country. Considering the price ..
settings: mid, high, low, phase and another set for the clarity of sound.
She made a good amplified.

UTILIZATION

The handle is quite nice.
The cutaway makes access to acute easier, but you have relativized to a sound ....
The ergonomics are good. Form typed "jumbo" makes uncomfortable for personen that are "small". Weight: RAS

guitar not very easy to pick up I found, finally I say this more in the sense that I do not board first guitar. I found it a bit difficult to play by approt to other models in the same range that are read for beginners.

SOUNDS

It suits my style: pop rock blues.
I do not play amplified. I wonder why I took an electro acoustic. I knew it would be my future use ... Maybe it will serve me one day.
I should have put some more in a pure acoustic ...
The acoustic sound is rather balanced, but not very powerful. There is not a good projection I think compared to other models in the same range that ej'ai been tried. But the amplified sound was better. That's why I took it, then it does not match mpon current use ... You have to be a bit of time con ...
a 7 for the acoustic sound that is not dream I found in terms of projection despite the jumbo shape ... but the sound quality for the blues is good pop rpck louse rla price range!

OVERALL OPINION

I have since July 06.
I like the look, the cutaway, the sound of which is intended ell (pop rock blues).
I like the amplified sound is pretty good.
I like the built-in tuner for convenience, but I do not like its accuracy ...
pffiou sometimes it's not too much.
RAPORT the money is correct. it is equivalent to another model takamine or cort example. It is not exceptional.
The action is a little high from the factory. retouched to ...
I do not necessarily remake that choice ...
francky 6211/12/2006

francky 62's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez AEL20E
A micro nut I think

UTILIZATION

The handle is very comfortable and the height of the strings is really ideal to play soon
sound is pure enough especially connected to an amplifier and access to sharp is easy with the cutaway

SOUNDS

Yes it suits me very well for the support I have connected an amplifier 65watts and sherwood carlbro quality b-band preamp is really the height ...

it shows a very clean with his enormous bass

exellent

OVERALL OPINION

1 months I try to takamine electro but I think it's a bit much and also the reputation that Yamaha was not bad but out of my budget
value for money is really good
do it again if I would resume the same
The only thing I did not like it's the strings (D'Addario) I have changed by martin extra light
Phyletsab10/16/2006

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

Ibanez AEL20E
See product manufacturer is more complete, but what she's beautiful .....

UTILIZATION

I just receive it and played it all day, and it is sublime for less than 400 euros was a work of art that plays perfectly. I go to a takamine yet more expensive but much more difficult a ring. there's all sweetness and power shine through your fingers the preamp is great (there are certainly better but it's good) I play a ibanez troubadour 35 watts and it sounded better result with the takamine clearer it looks like the amp is made for this guitar. against black spot by 359 euros to the pound you IBANEZ cardboard!! do not push a bag should not cost them very dear, I bought a bass two years ago a gsr 200 worth less than the AEL20E but there was the cover .... will include charles.bref I stop typing on the keys off again and I play my beautiful .....

SOUNDS

Everything mentioned above

OVERALL OPINION

I like it and it will last ......
El_ré10/19/2004

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) ...

UTILIZATION

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.

SOUNDS

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!

OVERALL OPINION

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!
keyser8609/18/2004

keyser86's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez AEL20E
I do not know what to

UTILIZATION

Well enough to handle ACCS Acute tro not difficult but a bit anyway (I know anything about acoustics so my decision is not reliable tro)

SOUNDS

No problemme vacuum it sounds good and also my amp it suits me perfectly

OVERALL OPINION

Its been a year since I use it and I love this guitar suits me perfectly simple to play (its me pete a little finger but I mainly play the electric) and the trs Sonnora it well short gniale is for its price but it has APRS you see I prefer to say that I play on electro acoustic guitar with 4 concquent it's like comparing two women in bed when I sleep with only one so my decision is not reliable but if like me you just want an acoustic guitar to vary a little fun this guitar is an EXCELLENT choice I do it again without hsiter