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For other models with the same of similar name, see PF15 (disambiguation).
2019 PF15 BK 1P 05
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The PF15 is a Performance series acoustic guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2013. It is made in both China and Indonesia with some difference noted below. It was also packaged with a lightweight hardshell case and sold as the PF15WC.

The PF15 features a dreadnought body with 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 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, and chrome Ibanez open gear tuning machines.

For 2018 the back and sides were replaced with sapele and the rosewood fretboard and bridge were replaced with laurel or nandu wood (depending on market). For 2019 the neck was changed from mahogany to nyatoh and the back and sides and neck were changed to okoume or nyatoh (depending on market).

The PF15L is a left-handed version. The PF1512 is a twelve string version. The PF15C is a similar model with a cutaway. The PF15ECE is a similar acoustic/ electric model with a cutaway. The PC15 and PN15 are related models with, respectively, grand concert and parlor bodies. The PF12MH is a related model with a mahogany or sapele top.

Specifications

Specifications for PF15
Name: PF15 / PF15WC
Years: 2013–2020
Areas: Asia & Africa / Europe / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: Indonesia (2013, 2017–2020) / China (2013–2020)
Finishes: Black High Gloss (BK) / Light Violin Sunburst (LVS) 2013–2014 / Natural High Gloss (NT) / Transparent Red Sunburst (TRS) 2013–2017 / Vintage Sunburst High Gloss (VS) 2014–2020
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
Dreadnought
Dimensions:
  Length: 502mm/ 19¾" MIC or
                508mm/ 20" MII
  Width: 400mm/ 15¾"
  Depth: 127mm/ 5"
Top:

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

Back/sides:

  Material: 2013–2018: Mahogany
                2018: Sapele
                2019–2020: Okoume MII or nyatoh MIC
  Finish: High gloss

Soundhole shape:
Round
Soundhole rosette:
Black & white multi
Neck
Neck profile:
PF
Neck material:
2013–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019–2020: 1-piece nyatoh
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard:
2013–2017: Rosewood w/ binding
2018–2020: Laurel w/ binding MII or nandu wood w/ binding MIC
Inlays:
Small white dot
Frets:
20 / medium
Nut:
Plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Components
Bridge:
2013–2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Laurel MII or nandu wood MIC (11mm string spacing)
Bridge pins:
Ibanez Advantage (ivory 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
2017–2020: .012/.016/.024/.032/.042/.053 (Ibanez IACS6C coated)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2013 PF15 LVS 3U 01
Light Violin Sunburst
2019 PF15 NT 3U 05
Natural High Gloss
2017 PF15 TRS 3U 01
Transparent Red Sunburst
2019 PF15 VS 3U 05
Vintage Sunburst High Gloss

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