• Ibanez AE20N electric classical guitar (1994)


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1994 to 1996

The Ibanez AE20N was produced from 1994 to 1996. It was the classical version of the AE20, made from the same materials but with nylon strings and a classical headstock & bridge.

Source: Ibanez catalog 1994

Specifications (22)


EQ or mix controls4-band EQ control
Volume controls1 volume control


Pickups configurationpiezo-transducer bridge


Finish colorsnatural finish
Finish effectsgloss finish
Made inKorea
Number of strings6 strings


Body back materialnato body back
Body shape featuressingle cutaway
Body sides materialnato body sides
Body styleclassical style body
Body top materialspruce body top
Soundhole rosette3-stripe rosette


Body fretNeck joins body at 14th fret
Neck jointset neck
Neck materialmahogany neck
Number of frets22 fret
Peghead (headstock)slotted (open) headstock
Tuner layoutthree-each-side


Bridge pinswhite with black dot pins
Bridgerosewood bridge


Fingerboard position markersno fingerboard position markers

Prices (3)

1999kr5000newChristian Hansen
2011$500excellentstevenExceptional, Korean made guitars that are worth 3x their selling price.

Reviews (3)

IBANEZ AE20N reviewed by steve lysen

Average: 5 (1 vote)
I own two, one made in 1994 just like the one above, and a 1996 made with entirely different woods, gold instead of silver metal, and absolutely beautiful. As thin as they are (not that thin), they have good bass. I would buy a third as soon as offered. They have a magical sound that must be heard to understand how well-built these were by the Korean craftsmen (better than Japanese).

IBANEZ AE20 N reviewed by steve lysen

Average: 5 (1 vote)
The AE20n was first produced in 1994 (I have a brand new one that was never played until I bought it on Ebay $325 (w/shipping). I have another one made in 1996 that looks totally different than the '94 model (I would have to say the '96 is way better, wood quality, thinner neck. (The '94 has silver metal, the '96 gold). The '94 has ONLY one mark on entire fretboard, on the side of the seventh half-step. These guitars ARE magical, and I would gladly pay $500 for either. The sound is much smoother and easier on your ear than steel string guitars. You can tell by the s.n. its manufacture date, year-month-and # produced THAT month.

IBANEZ AE20 N reviewed by steve lysen

Average: 5 (1 vote)
The best nylon-electric you will ever find (and can afford). I have one made in 1994, and an almost totally different one from 1996. Fantastic Korean worksmanship. Incredible playing action and sound quality.

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