NGD - Ibanez AEG 1812ii 12-string acoustic/electric

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Dismalhead, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

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    Hey people,

    Been listening to some old recordings with 12-strings thinking how cool the sound was. I haven't owned one since the '80s. Decided I'd find myself one on a super cheap budget that did the trick.

    Six years ago I had bought an Ibanez steel-string acoustic that I found used at GC for $75; it was one of those all laminate kit guitars (minus the kit), but it felt and sounded better than the other guitars in the sub-$400 range that I was looking at. I really fell in love with it and played the heck out of it for about a year until I sold it step up to a better acoustic that I could plug in (now I've got a Seagull).

    So in my quest for a low cost 12-string acoustic electric I came up with this. It's basically a 12-string A/E version of my original Ibanez AEG acoustic. Sounds and feels great both unplugged and plugged in. It's a $300 guitar new - I got this one B-stock for $200. Only thing I can see wrong with it is a small miscoloration in the fretboard about 1/2" long before the first fret, and the obligatory "S" etched into the back of the headstock. I already ordered a TUSQ nut and compensated saddle to replace the stock plastic ones.

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  2. Tonetele

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    I had a MIJ Epiphone 12 string that I bought in 1973. Great sound and solid woods. Had to sell it to pay for a water heater when first buying a home and had two infants. I could've cried. That was Australia's recession in 1989.
     
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    Cool, congratulations!
     
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