Ibanez AEG12II Acoustic-Electric Guitar (Discontinued)


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Ibanez AEG12II

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The AEG12II appeared on our recommended list for Acoustic-Electric Guitars Under $300 from August 2018 until February 2021.


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.

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 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.


  • Body Shape:
  • Top: Mahogany
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • 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


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