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There are a lot of guitars to choose from. The Ibanez EW20ZWE EXOTIC WOOD SERIES Zebrawood Acoustic-Electric Guitar is different. Singular in looks and sound because it's made from exotic African zebrawood. The grain patterns are striking, and while it's a difficult wood to work with, it is durable and ages very well. It's amazing to find an exotic wood guitar in this price range.

For faithful reproduction of acoustic tone, a B-Band UST pickup is paired with the Ibanez SRTn preamp with notch filter and an onboard tuner. Tune anytime, anywhere. You'll also be ready for whatever connections are available; the EW20ZWENT is equipped with balanced 1/4" and XLR outputs.

Paired with the fine wood are high-end cosmetic appointments also found on guitars costing much more: an abalone rosette, Ibanez chrome die-cast tuners and a natural high-gloss finish. If you've been holding back on an acoustic guitar purchase because you haven't found the right features at the right price, your wait is over.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES

  • EW body w/cutaway
  • Abalone rosette
  • Ibanez chrome die-cast tuners
  • B-Band UST pickup
  • Ibanez SRTn preamp w/notch filter and onboard tuner
  • Balanced 1/4" and XLR outputs
  • Natural high gloss finish
  • Case sold separately
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IbanezEW20ZWE EXOTIC WOOD SERIES Zebrawood Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 28 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Found a Gem in the Haystack

When I started looking for my first acoustic-electric guitar (I mainly play electric), I was mainly interested in sound quality. Something that would inspire me (I'm the lead guitarist/singer). I...Read complete review

When I started looking for my first acoustic-electric guitar (I mainly play electric), I was mainly interested in sound quality. Something that would inspire me (I'm the lead guitarist/singer). I read a lot about how to choose an acoustic guitar, about wood and this and that. But, when it came down to it, I just wanted a instrument that made feel like getting up and jamming. I spent a total of 3+ hours between two music stores and decided on this guitar. Awesome sound!!!! I kept doing A B testing with other guitars that were hanging on the wall. I even tried more expensive acoustic electrics and 12 strings. But kept coming back to this one. Some other guitars sound just a tid bit better unplugged. But when you plug this baby in, WHOA! That's all I gotta say. Not to metion, and though least of my concerns, the design of the guitar made some turn heads and say to me "dang! that's tight!" Valuewise, let me preface by saying that I'm a cheapskate bargain hunter. The only reason I rated this 4.5 in value is because this purchase didn't feel like a steal/bargain although it is an excellent value considering there are $1,200 guitars out there. But, if I had gotten it, even used, for $140 or so, that would have made me smile :). Looking through the sound hole, it said it's "made in China". I've heard how many people sneer at that. But, here I'm jamming on another quality/value product from China. Each to his own.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor Quality and poor service

I bought this guitar at GC in 2008. Play well and sounds good for a lower priced acoustic. Unfortunately after a few years the machine heads started to go and Ibanez will only warranty...Read complete review

I bought this guitar at GC in 2008. Play well and sounds good for a lower priced acoustic. Unfortunately after a few years the machine heads started to go and Ibanez will only warranty them for a year. The guitar is no longer playable. My 1972 Gibson with its original machine heads still holds a tune perfectly as well as my 1980 Gibson LP. I wouldn't waste money on a guitar that will only be useful for a few years. There are many other brands out there that sound better and will last for decades.

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(50 of 53 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Found a Gem in the Haystack

By MusicManUSA

from Sounthern CA

Comments about Ibanez EW20ZWE EXOTIC WOOD SERIES Zebrawood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

When I started looking for my first acoustic-electric guitar (I mainly play electric), I was mainly interested in sound quality. Something that would inspire me (I'm the lead guitarist/singer). I read a lot about how to choose an acoustic guitar, about wood and this and that. But, when it came down to it, I just wanted a instrument that made feel like getting up and jamming. I spent a total of 3+ hours between two music stores and decided on this guitar. Awesome sound!!!! I kept doing A B testing with other guitars that were hanging on the wall. I even tried more expensive acoustic electrics and 12 strings. But kept coming back to this one. Some other guitars sound just a tid bit better unplugged. But when you plug this baby in, WHOA! That's all I gotta say. Not to metion, and though least of my concerns, the design of the guitar made some turn heads and say to me "dang! that's tight!" Valuewise, let me preface by saying that I'm a cheapskate bargain hunter. The only reason I rated this 4.5 in value is because this purchase didn't feel like a steal/bargain although it is an excellent value considering there are $1,200 guitars out there. But, if I had gotten it, even used, for $140 or so, that would have made me smile :). Looking through the sound hole, it said it's "made in China". I've heard how many people sneer at that. But, here I'm jamming on another quality/value product from China. Each to his own.

(26 of 63 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ibanez Exotic wood with a ...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez EW20ZWE EXOTIC WOOD SERIES Zebrawood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Ibanez Exotic wood with a unique appearance and tone that stands out. There are a lot of guitars to choose from. The Ibanez EW20ZWE EXOTIC WOOD SERIES Zebrawood Acoustic-Electric Guitar is different. Singular in looks and sound because it's made from exotic African zebrawood. The grain patterns are striking, and while it's a difficult wood to work with, it is durable and ages very well. It's amazing to find an exotic wood guitar in this price range. For faithful reproduction of acoustic tone, a B-Band UST pickup is paired with the Ibanez SRTn preamp with notch filter and an onboard tuner. Tune anytime, anywhere. You'll also be ready for whatever connections are available; the EW20ZWENT is equipped with balanced 1/4" and XLR outputs. Paired with the fine wood are high-end cosmetic appointments also found on guitars costing much more: an abalone rosette, Ibanez chrome die-cast tuners and a natural high-gloss finish. If you've been holding back on an acoustic guitar purchase because you haven't found the right features at the right price, your wait is over.

(20 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Anonymous

from CA

Comments about Ibanez EW20ZWE EXOTIC WOOD SERIES Zebrawood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar is great. I have tons of fun with it and am always getting comments from friends about the guitar. The wood is simply beautiful. It's great to have such a unique guitar. I definitely recommend this guitar.

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL GUITAR!

By Andrew

from jupiter, florida

Comments about Ibanez EW20ZWE EXOTIC WOOD SERIES Zebrawood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

this is one of my least expensive guitars but it is by far my favorite! The sound is super bright but still put forth nice bass. I play with this song live and the pick ups are very nice and the XLR input comes in handy so often when plugging into a PA system, it eliminates the need for a DI box. This is my best by so far and if you are looking for a beautiful lively guitar that you can play live then you just found it. 100% recommendation!

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best guitar

By Kristina Guarriello

from NY

Comments about Ibanez EW20ZWE EXOTIC WOOD SERIES Zebrawood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar is amazing. i received it about a month ago and can't put it down.I have to play it everyday. When i say i am going to play for ten minutes i end up playing for an hour because i get so caught up in the amazing sound. amazing quality for a great affordable price.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent guitar quality and Value

By Kellogg Rayment

from Washington State

Comments about Ibanez EW20ZWE EXOTIC WOOD SERIES Zebrawood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Ive played guitar for over 30 years and Ive owned over 15 acoustics and 15 electrics. I would have to say the sound is what impressed me most of all. Even when played unplugged the sound is full and well balanced but when plugged in far surpasses any acoustic electric I have owned in the past. I use a crate acoustic amp and the rich natural sound is unbelieveable. The look is eye catching and the action is very close and responsive. I havnt done anything to the guitar except change the strings and for the money you cant go wrong. I have owned a Taylor 410, Ovation Elite, Martin HD-28, Tama TG120(not made any longer)and other nice guitars. I like this one as good if not better than some of the others I mentioned.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cant beat this

By A

from Louisiana

Comments about Ibanez EW20ZWE EXOTIC WOOD SERIES Zebrawood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I was looking for an acoustic that wouldnt burn a hole in my wallet, and saw this guitar. I played it at a guitar center and knew that this was the guitar i needed to buy. this guitar has amazing tone and feel for this unbeatable price. I'd even compare this with a friends $1000 martin. And to top it all off, it's got beautiful finish. If you dont have that thousand dollars to spend, buy this. It wont dissapoint

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I Love Guitar!

By Mike R.

from Parker, CO

Comments about Ibanez EW20ZWE EXOTIC WOOD SERIES Zebrawood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

My first guitat was just some off-brand acoustic. It was nice, but I knew I wanted something more. After playing for a few years, I started looking into getting a new Guitar. After narrowing down what i wanted, this was just the one for me. I went to the store, and played it a few times. The sound was just amazing, very nice even tone, with beautiful base. And as far as the body, like none other. The grain pattern is just stiking, i love it. When I got it the only things I needed to do were get new strings, and adjust the action. The only thing i don't like about it was that there were some irregularities in the finish. But all together, an amazing guitar, especially for the price.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Guitar

By Gerry

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Ibanez EW20ZWE EXOTIC WOOD SERIES Zebrawood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have had this guitar for a couple of years. I was looking for something around $400 to have out on a stand all of the time to just pick up and play when I felt like playing or to noodle with an idea. This guitar songs like a more expensive guitar. To get something really great sounding you have to spend alot of money which I did not want to do. It also songs nice plugged in. If this is your price range this is a nice instrument.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bad To The Bone

By George

from Slidell, La

Comments about Ibanez EW20ZWE EXOTIC WOOD SERIES Zebrawood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This Guitar is a very nice guitar for the money. Great sound and looks is what makes this guitar special. i get complements every where I go and play with this guitar. Excelent....

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Eliza

By Mike

from wayne, New Jersey

Comments about Ibanez EW20ZWE EXOTIC WOOD SERIES Zebrawood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Is it wrong to be in love with an inanimate object? if so, i should probably get some help. This guitar is Amazing...the sound is great and the design is perfect. I was playing it in the store and two guys who were looking at the higher more expensive end guitars stopped me to tell me how cool that guitar was and how nice it was. I tried other guitars but always came back to his baby. It is beautiful..on the way to the car the name eliza popped into my head becasue it is african zebra wood and it remindeed me of eliza thornbrr (just thought id share haha),..i got it yeserday and cannot seem to put it down and when im not holding it, im staring at it haha. All of my friends are jelous of it. Anyway, i would suggest this wonderful guitar to anyone.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SUPRISE!!!!!

By Wayne

from Carlsbad, Calif.

Comments about Ibanez EW20ZWE EXOTIC WOOD SERIES Zebrawood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I went to look for an inexpensive Accoustic/Electric to keep in my office at work (music ministry), found the new Dean unit and was impressed. While waiting in line to check out I see this one on the wall and thought "OK, this has got to be a $1000 guitar, the action is tight, the features are rich, and it feels great." So I looked at the tag and SURPRISE! It was only $400. I got out of line, put the Dean back, and bought this one. I still can't believe it. Ibanez has done it again. Unbelievable for the price! Maybe I should keep this a secret??

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

so amazing.. in every way..

By Josh

from Mesa, AZ

Comments about Ibanez EW20ZWE EXOTIC WOOD SERIES Zebrawood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

this guitar looks a million times better in person than it does in any picture. the beautiful sound compliments it wonderfully, and i have not been able to stop playing this guitar ever since i got it. buy this guitar, it's by far the best for it's price.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Poor Quality and poor service

By William McDonald

from North Port FL

Comments about Ibanez EW20ZWE EXOTIC WOOD SERIES Zebrawood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar at GC in 2008. Play well and sounds good for a lower priced acoustic. Unfortunately after a few years the machine heads started to go and Ibanez will only warranty them for a year. The guitar is no longer playable. My 1972 Gibson with its original machine heads still holds a tune perfectly as well as my 1980 Gibson LP. I wouldn't waste money on a guitar that will only be useful for a few years. There are many other brands out there that sound better and will last for decades.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Guitar

By JBallard

from Pasadena, MD

Comments about Ibanez EW20ZWE EXOTIC WOOD SERIES Zebrawood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I love this guitar. I just got it today and it is very nice. It is very easy to play for an acoustic guitar. I usually have a little trouble with the full sized acoustics but not this one. The neck is pretty fast as well. And to top it all off it sounds amazing. The zebrawood has a very nice tone and feel and is very light. Its probably one of the best in its price range. Gotta love Ibanez for coming out with this one.

(1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Beautiful guitar.....subpar quality

By Don

from N.W. Indiana

Comments about Ibanez EW20ZWE EXOTIC WOOD SERIES Zebrawood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Dont get me wrong this is a beautiful guitar and it has great tonal quality.However mine has a lot of fret buzz.I've adjusted the action several times to eliminate this but it wouldn't completely go away.and no matter where the action is the 14th fret just wont play on any string.The tuning machines are sloppy feeling and make it difficult to tune.I also had a pretty difficult time finding a hard case to fit this guitar. All in all its decent guitar but I wont purchase another Ibanez product!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Looks and Sound with a little tweaking

By Mike Doman

from Gulf Breeze, Florida

Comments about Ibanez EW20ZWE EXOTIC WOOD SERIES Zebrawood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

As soon as I played this guitar, I knew it was the one. The rich sound blew away other guitars that were way more expensive. The XLR output eliminates the need for a DI box. The tone controls are good and the built in tuner works fairly well. The only adjustment I had to make was to raise the saddle especially with the low strings to get rid of some fret rattle. My buddy has an expensive Taylor and to my ear, this guitar has a better sound. People love the way it looks too.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

ibanez ew20zwe exotic wood series is a great affordable guitar with looks great sound

By romeo castrence

from newark ca

Comments about Ibanez EW20ZWE EXOTIC WOOD SERIES Zebrawood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

i found this guitar as affordable and has great sound and looks very simple but has avery good finish quality. sound is great with this price and very smooth finishing touch. i love it. after so many coming back and fort to the store playing and comparing other brand i cant tell the difference.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar For Great Price

By James DeVita

from West Jordan, Utah

Comments about Ibanez EW20ZWE EXOTIC WOOD SERIES Zebrawood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This Guitar Is a Great Guitar For A Great Price. There is a little buzzing but that can be fixed with the fret frequency. The grain is beautiful and easy to keep clean. I strongly recomend this guitar to anyone of any skill level.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME !!!

By Bobby Norton

from Washington Indiana

Comments about Ibanez EW20ZWE EXOTIC WOOD SERIES Zebrawood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I played this guitar a GC in Evansville,IN a week ago and loved it. I got online to find more info on it. I read all the reviews on this site and couldn't go against what everyone said. This guitar has great sound and it just feels good in your hands. When I got it home, I couldn't wait to get it plugged in. I was AMAZED !! I couldn't get anything done around the house because I couldn't pull myself away from playing it. The only thing that scared me was that one review said that they had a hard time finding a hard case to fit it. So I took my case with me to make sure it would fit. If it was any bigger, I would've been looking for a new case too. But that thing fit like a glove. I wanted to upgrade to a better guitar and try to keep the price within my range. I traded in a couple of my old acoustics and I have to say that I got every bit of my money's worth from this guitar. One thing I love about the Zebra wood is that it's like a finger print. No two guitars are alike. Bravo Ibanez for getting such a great guitar out there for those of us who can't afford a high priced one. And Bravo to Guitar Center for being such a great help. Your employees were very helpful and very down to earth. ROCK ON !!!

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