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For other models with the same of similar name, see PF15 (disambiguation).
2019 PF15ECE TBS 1P 04
PF15ECE Transparent Blue Sunburst (more images) Red copyright sprite

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

Specifications for PF15ECE
Name: PF15ECE / PF15ECEWC
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) / Natural High Gloss (NT) / Transparent Blue Sunburst (TBS)
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
Dreadnought w/ Venetian cutaway
Dimensions:
  Length: 508mm/ 20" MII or
                }502mm/ 19¾" MIC
  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: Acacia, laurel or nandu wood MIC w/ binding
2019–2020: 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 w/ butterbean buttons
Electronics/ Components
Pickup:
Ibanez Under Saddle
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: Acacia, laurel or nandu wood MIC
2019–2020: 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
2019 PF15ECE BK 1P 04
Black High Gloss
2019 PF15ECE NT 1P 04
Natural High Gloss
AEQ200T preamp
AEQ200T preamp controls
Ibanez AEQ-2T diagram
AEQ2T preamp controls

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