Ibanez PF15ECE Dreadnought 6 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar


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Ibanez PF15ECE 6 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Gearank Recommendation

The PF15ECE appeared on our recommended list for Acoustic-Electric Guitars Under $200 from June 2018 until April 2019 when a price increase made it ineligible for that list.


Entry-level Ibanez acoustic-electrics are well loved because they bring with them Ibanez' penchant for fast action and easy playability. And this is true for the PF15ECE, a beginner friendly guitar with easy playing neck and built-in electronics.

It features a dreadnought-cutaway body with laminate spruce top, a configuration known for good natural projection.

The back and sides are crafted from nyatoh, an asian hardwood with similar properties to mahogany.

The dreadnought shape provides good projection (it sounds loud) and the cutaway provides easy access to the high frets.

For electronics, this guitar comes with the AEQ2T preamp, with 2-band EQ and volume control, plus built-in tuner.

If you're looking for a student acoustic guitar that's easy to play and can be plugged into with good sound, then check out the Ibanez PF15ECE.


  • Body Shape: Dreadnought - Cutaway
  • Top: Spruce (laminated)
  • Body: Nyatoh back & sides
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 250 mm
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Scale Length: 24.96"
  • Nut Width: 1.654"
  • Electronics: Ibanez AEQ-2T preamp with onboard tuner
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available in our guide to The Best Acoustic-Electric Guitars.


If you want to branch out into electric guitars, and want a good one for under $500, click here to see which ones we recommend.

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