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The PN12E is a Performance series acoustic guitar model introduced by Ibanez in mid 2014. It is made in China.

The PN12E features a parlor body with a laminated mahogany top on mahogany back and sides with a high gloss finish. The round soundhole has a black and white acrylic rosette. The mahogany neck has an 18-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 mahogany back and sides were replaced with sapele and the rosewood fretboard and bridge were replaced with nandu wood or ormosia (depending on market). For 2019 the neck was changed from mahogany to nyatoh and the fretboard and bridge were nandu wood.

The PN12MHE is a similar model with an okoume body. The PC12MHCE and PF12MHCE are related models with, respectively, grand concert cutaway and dreadnought cutaway bodies.

Specifications

Specifications for PN12E
Years: 2014–2020
Sold in: North & South America and Oceania 2016–2018 / USA
Made in: China
Finishes: Vintage Mahogany Sunburst High Gloss (VMS)
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
Parlor
Dimensions:
  Length: 495mm/ 19½"
  Width: 362mm/ 14¼"
  Depth: 102mm/ 4"
Top:

  Material: 2014–2017: Mahogany (laminated)
                2018–2020: Sapele (laminated)
  Finish: Gloss
  Binding: Ivory

Back/sides:

  Material: 2014–2018: Mahogany
                2018–2020: Sapele
  Finish: Gloss

Soundhole shape:
Round
Soundhole rosette:
Black & white multi
Neck
Neck profile:
PN
Neck material:
2014–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019–2020: 1-piece nyatoh
Scale length:
620mm/ 24.4"
Fingerboard:
2014–2017: Rosewood w/ binding
2018: Nandu wood or ormosia w/ binding
2019–2020: Nandu wood w/ binding
Inlays:
Small white dot
Frets:
18 / medium
Nut:
Plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
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: Nandu wood or ormosia
2019–2020: Nandu wood (11mm string spacing)
Bridge pins:
Ibanez Advantage (ivory w/ black dot)
Saddle:
Plastic compensated
Hardware color:
Chrome
Strings (factory):
2014–2016: .012/.016/.024/.032/.042/.053 (D'Addario EXP16)
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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