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Ibanez AEL30SE Acoustic Electric Guitar
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A large guitar with excellent projection.

A large body guitar isn't always what you want if the sound isn't right. The Ibanez AEL series, however, has the size, projection and beautiful tones that you need for any situation. The AEL is Ibanez's largest acoustic guitar body and is an excellent choice for players who want an expansive, natural acoustic sound.

The large body and solid top make it ideal for plugged-in and unplugged live performance.

The Fishman® Sonicore® pickup and Ibanez AEQ-SST Shape Shifter preamp with onboard tuner provide premium acoustic tone and tuning ease.

Ivorex II nut is stronger and more durable than bone and even harder than the original Ivorex. Ivorex II nut allows brilliant highs and more pronounced lows with less mid-range which makes Ivorex II-fitted guitars perfect for amplification.

Features stylish fretboard Pearl and Abalone Block Inlay

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Case sold separately.

Ibanez AEL30SE Acoustic Electric Guitar Features:

  • AEL Body
    Mahogany Neck, back and sides
    Solid Engelmann spruce top
    Abalone Rosette
    Ibanez die-cast tuners
    Fishman Sonicore Pickup
    Ibanez AEQ-SST Shape Shifter Preamp with Onboard Tuner
    Balanced 1/4" and XLR Outputs
    Rosewood Bridge and Fretboard
    Ivorex II Nut and Saddle
    Advantage Bridge Pins
    D'Addario EXP™ Strings
    Case sold separately

Ibanez AEL30SE Acoustic Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Body dimensions
    AEL Body Style
    16" width
    5" depth
    20" length

    Neck dimensions
    25.5" scale
    1.69" nut width

Ibanez AEL30SE Acoustic Electric Guitar

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  • Great Guitar

    As reviewed by Tim Wilcox on 2/5/2011

    I recently joined my church worship team and I needed an acoustic electric guitar but I only had $500 to spend. I spent many hours reserching online and spent time at the local music store playing the ones in my price range. When I found the Ibanez AEL30SE online and read about it, I knew I had to try it. The one I wanted was the Vintage Violin, but the only one they had at the nearest guitar center was the Dark Violin. Let me tell you, the picture of the dark violin finish does not do it justice. This thing is Beautiful in person. As soon as I sat down and played it, I wanted it. The neck just felt right in my hands, and the sound was great. Before I bought it I went and played some of the other guitars in my price range, but the Ibanez just fit me better. The Fishman pickup sounds great through my Crate amp, and the P.A. at my church. Before I bought this, I was borrowing an Ibanez Montage which had a heavy neck. The AEL30SE is much lighter and more comfortable to hold. It was made in China, but it was put together well. Overall for the price, this guitar is a very good choice. Solid top, Mahogony neck, back, and sides, Rosewood fret board, fishman pickup = nice guitar. But that is my opinion. One last thing for those who dont have a clue about the solid wood or fishman pickup like I didnt. Solid Engleman wood is used on alot of higher priced guitars, "I dont know if they just use a better quality of it though" I have not reserched it that deep. And Fishman pickups are a good brand name pickup, and not just a cheap one slapped on. I hope this helps.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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  • Back in the saddle again

    As reviewed by Keith Lewchuk on 1/16/2011

    I haven't played my guitars in too many years to mention and I finally realized the reason for that was I needed something new. I played a lot of acoustics at my local Guitar Center but, this one was it! It sounded amazing. The action, the tones, the was all there. Dark Violin Sunburst...stunning! I was prepared to spend a lot more but, was happy to see that it wasn't necessary. It feels right in your hands and almost plays itself. Effortless and smooth.This has got me feeling like I did when I first started playing over 30 years ago. The spark has returned thanks to this beauty!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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  • deep low sound but not too deep!

    As reviewed by phil on 5/10/2011

    I have been playing guitar for 6 months but have excelled pretty quickly as I have been playing music since I was a little kid. I wanted to upgrade from a cheap guitar I bought off my friend so I spent about 3 hours at Guitar Center playing all different types of guitars. I narrowed it down to a taylor and this one. I played them both back and forth for about 45 minutes and then realized that this was the one. This has an amazing deep acoustic sound that you can feel in your stomach. I'm not sure why it's not getting more attention but hey, I like when a lot of people don't have the same instruments as me. Plus, I think this sounded better than any other guitar in the 400 range but maybe it's just my deep acoustic taste. The selling point was when I plugged it into an Amp. WOW. Anyways, if you want the nice plucking deep sounded guitar, this is what you want to get in my opinion. Good luck on your search whoever is reading this!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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