The TCY12E features a double cutaway body with a laminated mahogany top with an oval soundhole on mahogany back and sides. The mahogany neck has a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and white dot position markers. Components include a compensated plastic saddle in a rosewood bridge with Ibanez Advantage bridge pins, a plastic nut, and chrome Ibanez tuning machines. Electronics consist of an Ibanez under saddle pickup connected to an Ibanez AEQ2T preamp with 2-band EQ and on-board tuner powered by a 9V battery and a ¼" stereo end-pin output jack.
For 2018 the rosewood fretboard and bridge was replaced with treated New Zealand pine or purpleheart and the mahogany back and sides were switched to sapele. For 2019 the mahogany neck was replaced with okoume and the fretboard and bridge became purpleheart in all markets.