Ibanez AEG12II Acoustic-Electric Guitar (Discontinued)


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Ibanez AEG12II

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Our rating of 89/100 is based on analysis of 90+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

The AEG12II-NT combines a thin body profile with Ibanez' brand of playability, resulting in a comfortable and easy to play acoustic-electric guitar.

It features an all-mahogany body with a narrower depth that makes it easier to carry around and to play with. The downside being is lack of low end and projection - which can also be a good thing if you prefer acoustic tones with more midrange.

Giving this guitar its amplified voice is a Fishman Sonicore pickup, which is paired to an AEQ-SP1 Preamp that also comes with a tuner.

And since Ibanez is not one to skimp on aesthetic features, you get a really good looking instrument with distinct fretboard inlays, bindings and more.


  • Body Shape:
  • Top: Mahogany
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Finish:
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Not Specified
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 400 mm
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Scale Length: 24.96"
  • Nut Width: 1.69"
  • Electronics:Fishman Sonicore Pickup, Ibanez AEQ-SP1 Preamp w/Onboard Tuner


Nice and great are just two of the many positive adjectives that people use to describe the Ibanez AEG12II-NT. And most of these satisfied users are pleased with its playability, describing it as a truly inspiring and fun instrument. Its visual appeal and sound quality are also commended often, some even coming from experienced players who compare it to more expensive acoustic-electric guitars.


Not many complaints about performance, but there are a few reports of minor blemishes. Those who are used to big body acoustic guitars also note that the guitar's thinner body profile may need some minor positioning adjustments.


The Ibanez AEG12II-NT is ideal for those who are looking for a compact workhorse acoustic-electric guitar.

Unfortunately this is no longer available in stores but you can see our current recommendations in our guide to The Best Acoustic-Electric Guitars Under $500.

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