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The AEG12II is an AEG series acoustic/ electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late 2014. It is produced in China.

The AEG12II features a thinner grand concert shaped body with a soft Venetian cutaway. The top is laminated flamed maple or flamed sycamore with black and white binding on sapele back and sides with a high gloss finish. The round soundhole has an abalone rosette. It has a satin-finish mahogany neck with a 25" scale, 21-fret rosewood fingerboard with special position markers. Components include a plastic saddle in a rosewood bridge, Ibanez Advantage bridge pins, a plastic nut, and chrome Ibanez die-cast tuning machines with half moon buttons. Electronics consist of a Fishman Sonicore pickup connected to an Ibanez AEQ-SP1 preamp with onboard tuner powered by a 9V battery and ¼" stereo output jack.

For 2018 the back and sides were changed from mahogany to sapele and the top was also changed to sapele for some markets. For 2019 the rosewood fretboard and bridge were replaced with laurel, balsamo wood or walnut; the mahogany neck was replaced with nyatoh and the change to a sapele top was made worldwide. For 2020 the AEG12II was discontinued in the US market and only the walnut fretboard and bridge was retained.

The AEG19II is a related model with a flamed maple top.

Specifications

Specifications for AEG12II
Years: 2014–2020
Areas: Japan / USA 2014–2019
Made in: China
Finishes: Natural Mahogany High Gloss (NMH) 2015–2020 / Vintage Mahogany Sunburst (VMS) 2014
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
AEG thin grand concert body shape w/ soft Venetian cutaway
Dimensions:
  Length: 489mm/ 19¼"
  Width: 381mm/ 15"
  Depth: 86mm/ 3⅜"
Top:

  Material: 2014–2017: Mahogany
                2018: Mahogany or sapele
                2019–2020: Sapele
  Finish: High gloss
  Binding: Black & white

Back/sides:

  Material: 2014–2017: Mahogany
                2018–2020: Sapele
  Finish: High gloss

Soundhole shape:
Round
Soundhole rosette:
Abalone
Neck
Neck profile:
AEG
Neck material:
2014–2018: Mahogany
2019–2020: Nyatoh
Neck finish:
Satin
Scale length:
634mm/ 25"
Fingerboard:
2014–2018: Rosewood w/ white binding
2019: Laurel, balsamo wood or walnut w/ white binding
2020: Walnut
Inlays:
Special
Frets:
21 / Large
Nut:
Plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast w/ half moon buttons
Electronics/ Components
Pickup:
Fishman Sonicore
Preamp:
Ibanez AEQ-SP1 w/ onboard tuner
Output jack(s):
¼" stereo
Battery:
9V
Bridge:
2014–2018: Rosewood
2019: Laurel, balsamo wood or walnut
2020: Walnut (11mm string spacing)
Bridge pins:
Ibanez Advantage (ivory w/ black dot)
Saddle:
Plastic
Hardware color:
Chrome
Strings (factory):
2014–2016: .012/.016/.024/.032/.042/.053 (D'Addario EXP11) coated 80/20 bronze
2017–2020: .012/.016/.024/.032/.042/.053 (Ibanez IACS6C coated)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2014 AEG12II VMS 3R 01
Vintage Mahogany Sunburst
Ibanez AEQ-SP1 preamp diagram
AEQ-SP1 preamp diagram

Sources

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