The PF17ECE is a Performance series acoustic/ electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2014. It has been made in both China and Indonesia with slight differences between the two versions.
The PF17ECE features a dreadnought body with a Venetian cutaway and a laminated cedar top on mahogany back and sides with a low gloss finish. The round soundhole has a rosewood 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 AEQ2T preamp with on-board tuner powered by a 9V battery and a 1/4" stereo end-pin output jack.
For 2018 the back and sides were replaced with sapele, the rosewood fretboard and bridge were replaced with purpleheart or treated New Zealand pine (depending on market) and the rosewood rosette was replaced with walnut. For 2019 the back and sides were changed to okoume, the neck was changed to nyatoh and the fretboard and bridge were changed to merbau.
The PF1712ECE is a twelve string version. The PF17 is a similar acoustic model without a cutaway. The PF15ECE is a related model with a spruce top.
Specifications for PF17ECE
Sold in: Asia & Africa / Europe / North & South America and Oceania
Made in: China (2014–2019) / Indonesia (2019–2020)