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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

Specifications for PF17ECE
Years: 2014–2020
Areas: Asia & Africa / Europe / North & South America and Oceania
Made in: China (2014–2019) / Indonesia (2019–2020)
Finishes: Natural Low Gloss (LG)
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
Dreadnought w/ Venetian cutaway
Dimensions:
  Length: 502mm/ 19¾" MIC or
                508mm/ 20" MII
  Width: 394mm/ 15½"
  Depth: 127mm/ 5"
Top:

  Material: Cedar (laminated)
  Bracing: X
  Finish: Low gloss
  Binding: Ivory

Back/sides:

  Material: 2014–2018: Mahogany
                2018: Sapele
                2019–2020: Okoume
  Finish: Low gloss

Soundhole shape:
Round
Soundhole rosette:
2014–2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Walnut
Neck
Neck profile:
PF
Neck material:
2014–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019–2020: 1-piece nyatoh
Neck finish:
Satin
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard:
2014–2017: Rosewood w/ binding
2018: Purpleheart or treated New Zealand pine w/ binding
2019–2020: Merbau w/ binding
Inlays:
Small white dot
Frets:
20 / medium
Nut:
Plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast w/ half moon buttons
Electronics/ Components
Pickup:
Ibanez Undersaddle
Preamp:
Ibanez AEQ-2T w/ on-board tuner
Output jack(s):
¼" stereo end pin
Battery:
9V
Bridge:
2014–2017: Rosewood
2018: Purpleheart or treated New Zealand pine
2019–2020: Merbau (11mm string spacing)
Bridge pins:
Ibanez Advantage (ivory w/ black dot)
Saddle:
Plastic compensated
Hardware color:
Chrome
Pickguard:
Black
Strings (factory):
2014–2016: .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 details
Ibanez AEQ-2T diagram
AEQ2T preamp controls

Sources

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