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2019 PC12MHCE OPN 1P 02
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The PC12MHCE is a Performance series acoustic guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2017. It has been made in both China and Indonesia; the Chinese version is sold in the US and the Indonesian version is offered in other markets. Differences between the two versions are noted in the specifications below.

The PC12MHCE features a grand concert body with a Venetian cutaway and a laminated mahogany top on mahogany back and sides with an open pore finish. The round soundhole has a tortoiseshell rosette and a red tortoise pickguard. The mahogany neck has a 21-fret rosewood fingerboard with small white dot position markers. Components include a compensated plastic saddle in a rosewood bridge with black Ibanez Advantage bridge pins, a plastic nut, and chrome Ibanez open gear tuning machines. Electronics consist of an Ibanez under saddle pickup connected to an AEQ2T preamp with on-board tuner powered by a 9V battery and a 1/4" stereo end pin output jack.

For 2018 the mahogany top, back and sides were replaced with sapele or African mahogany and the rosewood fretboard and bridge were replaced with nandu wood or laurel. For 2019 the neck was changed from mahogany to nyatoh and the top back and sides were changed to sapele or okoume.

The PC12MHE is a similar acoustic/ electric model without the cutaway. The PC12MH is a similar standard acoustic model without the cutaway. The PF12MHCE is a related model with a dreadnought cutaway body. The PN12E is a related model with a parlor body.

Specifications

Specifications for PC12MHCE
Years: 2017–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa / Europe / Japan 2020 / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: China (2017–2020) / Indonesia (2018–2020)
Finishes: Open Pore Natural (OPN)
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
Grand concert w/ Venetian cutaway
Dimensions:
  Length: 489mm/ 19¼"
  Width: 387mm/ 15¼"
  Depth: 108mm/ 4¼"
Top:

  Material: 2017: Mahogany (laminated)
                2018: Sapele (laminated) MIC or African mahogany (laminated) MII
                2019–2020: Sapele (laminated) MIC or okoume (laminated) MII
  Bracing: X
  Finish: Open pore

Back/sides:

  Material: 2017–2018: Mahogany
                2018: Sapele or African mahogany
                2019: Sapele or okoume
  Finish: Open pore

Soundhole shape:
Round
Soundhole rosette:
Tortoiseshell
Neck
Neck profile:
PC
Neck material:
2017–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019: 1-piece nyatoh
Scale length:
634mm/ 25"
Fingerboard:
2017: Rosewood w/ binding
2018–2020: Nandu wood MIC or laurel MII
Inlays:
Small white dot
Frets:
21 / medium
Nut:
Plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez open gear w/ butterbean buttons
Electronics/ Components
Pickup:
Ibanez Under Saddle
Preamp:
Ibanez AEQ-2T w/ on-board tuner
Output jack(s):
¼" stereo end pin
Battery:
9V
Bridge:
2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Nandu wood MIC or laurel MII (11mm string spacing)
Bridge pins:
Ibanez Advantage (black w/ white dot)
Saddle:
Plastic compensated
Hardware color:
Chrome
Pickguard:
Red tortoise
Strings (factory):
.012/.016/.024/.032/.042/.053 (Ibanez IACS6C coated)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
Ibanez AEQ-2T diagram
AEQ2T preamp controls

Sources

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