The PF15ECE is a Performance series acoustic/ electric 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 PF15ECEWC.
The PF15ECE features a dreadnought 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 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 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 acacia, laurel or nandu wood (depending on market). For 2019 the back, sides and neck were changed to okoume or nyatoh and the fretboard was changed to laurel or nandu wood (depending on market).
The PF15LECE is a left-handed version. The PF1512ECE is a twelve string version. The PF15 is a similar acoustic model without a cutaway. The PC15ECE and PN15E are related models with, respectively, grand concert and parlor bodies. The PF17ECE is a related model with a cedar top.
Specifications for PF15ECE
Name: PF15ECE / PF15ECEWC
Sold in: Asia & Africa MII / Europe MII / North & South America and Oceania MII / USA MIC
Made in: Indonesia (2013, 2017–2021) / China (2013–2021)
Finishes: Black High Gloss (BK) / Natural High Gloss (NT) / Transparent Blue Sunburst (TBS)