Ibanez PF15ECE Dreadnought 6 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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91 out of 100. Incorporating 225+ ratings and reviews.

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$230
Ibanez PF15ECE 6 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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.

Specifications

  • Body Shape: Dreadnought - Cutaway
  • Top: Spruce (laminated)
  • Body: Nyatoh back & sides
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Not specified
  • 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

Pros

For the price, most users are pleased with the overall quality of this guitar. There are many who commend it for being easy to play, while others are pleased at how it sounds both when plugged or unplugged. Even those who are skeptical of cheap import guitars find themselves satisfied with the quality of this acoustic. Positive customer reviews came from both beginners and experienced guitarists with the dominant theme being 'great guitar for the money' and the Fishman electronics were also cited many times.

Cons

There are some who rated this guitar slightly lower for lack of preamp features like phase and middle frequency control.

Overall

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.

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.

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I've written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at my local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.