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The PC15 is a Performance series acoustic guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2013. It has been made in both China and Indonesia. A version including a lightweight hardshell case was sold as the PC15WC.

The PC15 features a grand concert body with a laminated spruce top on mahogany back and sides. The round soundhole has a black and white acrylic rosette and a black pickguard. The mahogany neck has a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with small white dot position markers. Components include a compensated plastic saddle in a rosewood bridge with ivory Ibanez Advantage bridge pins, a plastic nut, a black pickguard, and chrome Ibanez tuning machines.

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

The PC15ECE is a similar acoustic/ electric model with a cutaway. The PF15 and PN15 are related models with, respectively, dreadnought and parlor bodies.

Specifications

Specifications for PC15
Name: PC15 / PC15WC
Years: 2013–2019
Areas: Asia & Africa 2013–2019 / Europe 2013–2019 / North & South America and Oceania 2013–2019 / USA
Made in: China (2013–2019) / Indonesia (2013)
Finishes: Natural High Gloss (NT) / Open Pore Vintage Sunburst (OVS) 2013 / Vintage Sunburst High Gloss (VS)
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
Grand concert
Dimensions:
  Length: 489mm/ 19¼"
  Width: 387mm/ 15¼"
  Depth: 108mm/ 4¼"
Top:

  Material: Spruce (laminated)
  Bracing: X
  Finish: High gloss (except OVS finish)
  Binding: Ivory

Back/sides:

  Material: 2013–2018: Mahogany
                2018: Sapele
                2019–2020: Nyatoh
  Finish: High gloss (except OVS finish)

Soundhole shape:
Round
Soundhole rosette:
Black & white multi
Neck
Neck profile:
PC
Neck material:
2013–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019–2020: 1-piece nyatoh
Scale length:
634mm/ 25"
Fingerboard:
2013–2017: Rosewood w/ binding
2018–2020: Nandu wood w/ binding
Inlays:
Small white dot
Frets:
20 / medium
Nut:
Plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Components
Bridge:
2013–2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Nandu wood (11mm string spacing)
Bridge pins:
Ibanez Advantage (white w/ black dot)
Saddle:
Plastic compensated
Hardware color:
Chrome
Pickguard:
Black
Strings (factory):
2013–2016: .012/.016/.024/.032/.042/.053 (D'Addario EXP11) coated 80/20 bronze
2017–2018: .012/.016/.024/.032/.042/.053 (Ibanez IACS6C coated)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2019 PC15 NT 3U 05
Natural High Gloss
2013 PC15 OVS 3U 01
Open Pore Violin Sunburst

Sources

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