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Ibanez PN12E Mahogany Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar Vintage Mahogany Sunburst

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Part of Ibanez's PF Performance Series guitars, the PN12E is an extremely affordable parlor guitar. It has a mahogany top, back and sides paired with a rosewood fretboard and bridge. For less intimate... Click To Read More About This Product

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Part of Ibanez's PF Performance Series guitars, the PN12E is an extremely affordable parlor guitar. It has a mahogany top, back and sides paired with a rosewood fretboard and bridge. For less intimate performances, the PN12E comes with an Ibanez Under Saddle pickup and Ibanez AEQ-2T preamp with onboard tuner and 1/4" output. Other appointments include a chrome die-cast tuners, Ibanez Advantage bridge pins, ivory body binding, and vintage mahogany sunburst high gloss finish.

Features

  • Body shape: Parlor
  • Bracing: X bracing
  • Top: Mahogany
  • Back and sides: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Body binding: Ivory
  • Tuning machine: Chrome die-cast tuner
  • Strings: Coated bronze strings
  • Number of frets: 18
  • Bridge pins: Ibanez Advantage Bridge pin
  • Strings: Coated bronze
  • Pickup: Ibanez Under Saddle
  • Preamp: Ibanez AEQ-2T preamp with onboard tuner
  • Output jack: 1/4"
  • Battery: 9V battery
  • Finish top: Gloss
  • Finish back and sides: Gloss
  • Finish neck back: Gloss
  • Case sold separately
  • Neck Dimensions
    • Scale: 620mm
    • Width at Nut: 42mm
    • Width at 14th Fret: 54mm
    • Thickness at 1st: 20mm
    • Thickness at 7th: 21mm
    • Radius: 250mmR
    Body Dimensions
    • Length: 19-1/2"
    • Width: 14-1/3"
    • Max Depth: 4"
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    IbanezPN12E Mahogany Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar
     
    4.5

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fun to play (6)
    • Good feel (6)
    • Good audio (5)
    • Stays in tune (5)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (6)
    • Practicing (6)
    • Small venues (5)
    • Recording (3)
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    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A great guitar that is ready to play right out of the box

    By Guitar Player from CHS

    from Imperial Valley, California

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Did Not Require Setup
    • Excellent Onboard Tuner
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good High Range Sound
    • Good Low Range Sound
    • Good Midrange Sound
    • Good Quality Preamp
    • Low Action Easy To Play
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • NONE

    Best Uses

    • Blues
    • Chord And Rhythm Work
    • Classic Rock
    • Country
    • Folk
    • Jamming
    • Live Performace
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues
    • Solo Work

    Comments about Ibanez PN12E Mahogany Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    This is the first guitar that I have ever seen that was ready to take out and lay right out of the box. This is a guitar that would be particularly good for guitarist who play mostly on electrics as this guitar is almost as easy to play as a well setup electric guitar. In addition the neck has about the same dimensions as an electric guitar. The nut is about 1 3/4" wide and about 1 7/8" wide at the 5th fret. Because this is a parlor style guitar the instrument has a short scale of 24 1/2". Thus, you can use a heavier gauge of string that you might ordinarily use and still be able to do some deep string bends. On acoustic guitar I prefer the extra light gauge strings (0.10). The strings that came with the guitar appear to be approximately that following gauges: .12 .17 .25 .32 .44 .54. Also because this is a parlor guitar the neck and body come together at the 12th fret. I tried several different tuners on this guitar and compared this with the onboard tuner. In each case the onboard tuner and my other tuners seem to indicate that the onboard tuner was doing an excellent job in getting the strings right on pitch. The build-in preamp is simple and has a volume knob and a bass and treble knob. I ran this guitar through 3 different kinds of acoustic amps and it sounded great. The amplified sound was clean, clear, with stable well rounded tones coming through the amp. I placed a high end tuner with a needle type of meter in front of the amp and the needle did not waver. All overtones appear to be well managed on this guitar. The strap button at the heel of the guitar was located on the bottom of the heel. I would have liked to seen this strap button located on the underside of the heel. With the strap button on the bottom of the heel this tends to make the guitar move away swing out and down a little. If it had been located on the underside of the heel this would have kept the instrument a little closer to your body. I am going to install a strap button later on the underside of the heel as many guitar makers are doing today. I originally bought this is a travel guitar, but I think that it will become my favorite guitar for use in live performance situations. I like this better that many other instruments that cost 10 times or more than this instrument.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    nice folkish parlor-a joy to noodle

    By timothy

    from Massillon, Ohio

    Site Member

    Comments about Ibanez PN12E Mahogany Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    The appeal here is the mahogany laminate appearance- very unique and original. The on-board tuner, e-q, under saddle pickup is simple and adequate, yet an obvious cost cutting measure compared to other Ibanez e-q's-same goes with the location and type of 1/4 in. jack. This was purchased as a down-sizing project to be played on the patio and leave laying around, so the cost is reasonable considering the option to plug in too. It is more warm and mellow with the stock coated strings. It sounds better than some solid wood tops I have owned costing 3 to 4 times as much- sometimes its more about the player than the bandwagon consensus! Its a solid performer, looks great, is comfortable to play and is balanced for it's folkish/ larger parlor size.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great little guitar!

    By Danny

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Ibanez PN12E Mahogany Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    So far just played around the house plugged it in just to see how it sounded, sounded really good, sounds better than my parlor Jim dandy Gretch but isn't as easy to play maybe just need to get used to the feel.

     
    5.0

    Only acoustic I'll ever need

    By Kendall

    from Jacksonville Beach, Florida

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Ibanez PN12E Mahogany Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      The sound on the guitar is rich and perfect for small performances. The tuner is accurate and when the guitar is plugged in, the convenience of the volume is helpful. Great for beginners and professionals

       
      4.0

      Very impressed, it's a sleeper.

      By Mark

      from Ohio

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ibanez PN12E Mahogany Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I'm an electric player and I wanted a parlor guitar because I'm more comfortable with a smaller body and shorter scale. I had a Takamine that I never bonded with so I traded it for a lap steel. This is mostly just a couch guitar for me so I couldn't justify much expense. I tried the Gretch Jim Dandy and hated it, boxey with no tone. I played a higher end Ibanez in the store and loved it so I thought this might be worth a try. I was not disappointed. For the $$ the sound is spectacular and the finish, while not perfect, is beautiful. The quality control is sketchy, my first one had a bad pickup. But the exchange was painless.

         
        5.0

        great service and a great guitar

        By Doc

        from Fort Worth, Texas

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Ibanez PN12E Mahogany Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          that little ibanez was set up well out of the box. great finish, feel and tone. best for the price out there with good electrics.

           
          4.0

          Worth the money.

          By Francis

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Guitar preamp and pickup is a plus.

          Cons

          • Guitar pickup is too sensitive.
          • The width of the neck is small.

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Ibanez PN12E Mahogany Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Pleasantly surprised that I can use it as a "couch" guitar and, yet, use it to play at Mass.
          The electronic tuner is a nice convenience, not to mention the guitar pickup with the preamp. But the pickup system is a bit too sensitive: it picked up the sound of my leather strap moving against the body of the PN12E. Use cloth/tweed guitar straps, and it will be fine.
          Though I love the 12-fret parlor design, I wish the width of the neck was wider.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would buy this again

          By Ed bluegrasser

          from Arkansas

          About Me Experienced

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Ibanez PN12E Mahogany Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            Great playing.

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