Ibanez AEL2012E

Ibanez AEL2012E

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AEL2012E, Acoustic-electric resonator guitar from Ibanez in the AEL series.

5 user reviews
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Ibanez AEL2012E tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Ibanez
  • Model: AEL2012E
  • Series: AEL
  • Category: Acoustic-electric resonator guitars
  • Added in our database on: 10/23/2006

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Ibanez AEL2012E user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 5 reviews )
 3 reviews60 %
 2 reviews40 %
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fred-paris's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Not a 12-string headlock"

Ibanez AEL2012E
As many guitars, it's made in China. For the price, the guitar is pretty well finished even if I had to finish the job Ibanez:
- Extract the dust inside the box
- Refine sanding dam visible from the soundhole (I saw him playing and I was quickly inflated)
- The key oil with lemon oil because it was too dry
- Rid frets their oxidation storage

Apart from this, the mounted original strings are Adario and the preamp is equipped with a handy tuner (especially with a 12-string o).

Good surprise, guiytare comes with accessories and a second adjustment nut to have two types of action: bass and a little higher.


The handle is one of the reasons why I chose this guitar. I tried a bunch (well, those that I could find in stores ... lag, takamine, epiphone, Seagull, Guild, Taylor ...) and the width of the neck of the Ibanez can play as well that agreements arpeggios. Basically, I can play pretty much what I play on my 6 strings (must press a little more and the bends are more sturdy anyway).

Its not plugged is bright enough (maple + 12 strings ...) but pleasant. Once connected, you can work the sound with the preamp and amp correctly.

Really headlock and holds tuning pretty well. You just do some stretching ropes (but that I do consistently) during tuning.


You have to admit, "Dead or Alive" may not sound as if played on a 12 string ... Unplugged with SRV and some metal ballads, this was the reason to buy this guitar.

I have a lot of guitars, mostly electric. It is certain that Guild or Taylor 12-string is very enjoyable to play but let € 2,500 in a skyscraper that will play from time to time? Obviously, if you do not play as John Denver, maybe you have a different opinion from mine.

The advantage of Ibanez is its solid construction, preamp and its playability on stage, she will hold the tuning and his flamed body, she lay under the spotlights enough o)

Other avantge she returned hair cell in a Gator case for jumbo guitar.


All 12 strings tested, the Ibanez is the one with the best comfort of playing and value for money. The integrated tuner is a big plus for me and the preamp is pretty good with minimal adjustments.

The spacing of the strings is very important on a 12-string. According to it and your hands, it will be difficult to play anything other than strumming ... With Ibanez, you aures no excuse not to play all your directory.

In addition, it is rather nice transparent black.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" beautiful guitar that sounds!"

Ibanez AEL2012E
model made in Korea (but still very nice finish!)
mahogany neck, rosewood keys; a priori handle that seems a bit "hard" but it adapts fast enough!
under micro nut, that captures the 12-string; good sound;
adjustments to make good with the equalizer! the highest low and mid-trebble and the volume a notch below the treble, with this kind of adjustment on the amp was the subtleties of the guitar that possesses a button shape which enhances the sound; a phase button also;
The rosewood bridge is standard;


the handle is pleasant and the cutaway allows the guitar to have the treble up at the end of the handle;
the sound is powerful and with a good adjustment of the truss road, was a quite near the handle, and the sound is versatile: blues, pop, or rock;
the weight is average, can be heavier that a lag, or a seagull of the same type! but it's still good;
its shape is nice, not too bulky always thanks sos cutaway;


it fits quite well to my style of music because I play different styles: mainly blues and pop, simply to find good strings for playing blues
this guitar if it is true, is not really appropriate to this music;
but it gives very nice harmonics, and sound pretty sweet with a beautiful
power; in acoustic, and of course with an amp;


I have for about 4 years, I've had a seagul 6 strings, and another 12 string ibanez acoustic I prefer this one, probably for his electro side;
I love its color, its head, with fine golden mechanical very strong, giving a good
tuning that is! I love the cutaway, very practical, it sounds even if it lacks "bluesy";
a bit dear if you buy the new one;
I do not regret my purchase but today I would turn to can be a lag or a 12-string ovation! whose sounds are less "classic"! but I love, I love playing it and I do not want to sell it;! !

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

Ibanez AEL2012E
This is a 12-string electroacoustic.
The preamp is original (wheels) and a tuner is built (very handy)
A phase inverter is present (it avoids Larsen PA)
Nice color!


For 12 String, the handle is really nice: I had the opportunity to try several 12-string and the handle of it is not as thick as a log.
The access to acute is possible, but sharp play on a 12 string??
the fund has a very good resonance and is not so big as that!
The sound is ... Perfect! even better!


I had over 10 years a very strong desire to acquire a 12-string ... (Nonon, I am not one of those prototypes of large bearded Corbier singing near the fire ... "without my baaarbeeeuuu ...))
The sound of 12 strings is really special (medieval, rich, hot ...)
I use it in the studio and in my living room near the fireplace (Damned!)
I branch in tps tps on my sound system and a perfect sound!


It is true that I am not at the base guitar but I had the opportunity about 12 years experience / opportunity to test several acoustic guitars and electro.
I had a 6 string electro ARIA (I think) 8 years ago: What a horrible side thereof.
This 12 string, my brother guitarist haluciné "is super soft to play in addition to it's huge and is super nice! And it's a reference mark!"
Honestly I did not want to over € 300 in a 12-string until you try this one ... A bit more expensive ... pitit Qd but not too well!
Perfect sound, even sound, a preamp of thunder, a built-in tuner! What more: Oh yes: affordable ... Ben is the case!
The AEL2012E is REALLY a super skyscraper ...
Bought new € 400 (with its house and its string parts) I would do this chosen without hesitation!

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

Ibanez AEL2012E
I am pleased with a 12-string, which I used only the 6-string acoustic or classical.
It is fabiquée in Japan, I spend a little on the manufacturing details, I leave that to other luthiers and pluristes.
The preamp is good without being exceptional, the tuner does its job.


Using the handle is nice, it 'slips' round, it is obvious that when the attack struck out, we must review his technique a little over a 6 string.
The attack cargo bottom handle is not a prob.
Good ergonomics, easy keeping, the sound is crystal clear for some to have good support.
The distinctive sound of 12 strings to create new sounds, I use it via an interface Nio 2 / 4 and with Sonar 7 Studio man I just bought, I mix the sounds obtained with the 6-string acoustic and the classic-it rocks though ...


We must seek what we want to play with 12 strings, of course Sinatra often used in cons, if one wants to play Brassens is to banish .. Beware bowls-lol-
For my game, I love it especially the arpeggiated melodies emerging from the highs, we can not work in rock or pop but in the field of acoustics is the foot.


I bought it in January, great promo model expo, with a microphone zoom h2 portable recorder everything is extra

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