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The PC15ECE is a Performance series acoustic guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2013. It is made in China. It was also packaged with a lightweight hardshell case and sold as the PC15ECEWC.

The PC15ECE features a grand concert body with a Venetian cutaway and a laminated spruce top on mahogany back and sides with a high gloss finish. The round soundhole has a black and white acrylic rosette and a black 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 ivory Ibanez Advantage bridge pins, a plastic nut, and chrome Ibanez tuning machines. Electronics consist of an Ibanez under saddle pickup connected to an AEQ200T preamp with on-board tuner powered by a 9V battery and a 1/4" stereo end-pin output jack.

For 2014 the preamp was replaced with an AEQ2T. 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 were changed from sapele to nyatoh.

The PC15 is a similar acoustic model without a cutaway. The PF15ECE and PN15E are related models with, respectively, dreadnought and parlor bodies. The PC12MHCE is a similar model with a mahogany or sapele top.

Specifications

Specifications for PC15ECE
Name: PC15ECE / PC15ECEWC
Years: 2013–2020
Areas: USA
Made in: China
Finishes: Natural High Gloss (NT)
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
Grand concert w/ Venetian cutaway
Dimensions:
  Length: 489mm/ 19¼"
  Width: 387mm/ 15¼"
  Depth: 108mm/ 4¼"
Top:

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

Back/sides:

  Material: 2013–2018: Mahogany
                2018: Sapele
                2019–2020: Nyatoh
  Finish: High gloss

Soundhole shape:
Round
Soundhole rosette:
Black & white multi
Neck
Neck profile:
PF
Neck material:
2013–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019: 1-piece nyatoh
Scale length:
634mm/ 25"
Fingerboard:
2013–2017: Rosewood w/ binding
2018–2020: Nandu wood w/ binding
Inlays:
Small white dot
Frets:
21 / medium
Nut:
Plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast w/ butterbean buttons
Electronics/ Components
Pickup:
Ibanez Undersaddle
Preamp:
2013: Ibanez AEQ200T w/ on-board tuner
2014–2020: Ibanez AEQ-2T w/ on-board tuner
Output jack(s):
¼" stereo end pin
Battery:
9V
Bridge:
2013–2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Nandu wood (11mm string spacing)
Bridge pins:
Ibanez Advantage (ivory w/ black dot)
Saddle:
Plastic compensated
Hardware color:
Chrome
Pickguard:
Black
Strings (factory):
.012/.016/.024/.032/.042/.053
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
AEQ200T preamp
AEQ200T preamp controls
Ibanez AEQ-2T diagram
AEQ2T preamp controls

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