Ibanez AW54CE Review


It’s a great guitar for the price.  Nice acoustic electric combo.

Last Amazon price update was: August 14, 2022 3:27 am
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While we’re on the hunt for best acoustic guitars, we’re reviewing this Ibanez, and it properly ranks under best acoustic guitars under $300.

Ibanez AW54CE Acoustic Guitar Features:

  • Dreadnought body with cutaway
  • Solid mahogany body
  • Rosewood bridge 
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Ibanez AEQ210TF preamp with onboard tuner

The dreadnought body and cutaway give it the quintessential look you would want from a guitar like this and the rustic finish really stands out amongst other acoustic guitars in the same price point.

The sound is rich and warm and the preamp and pickups are nice for the money and the on board tuner, volume control and 2 band eq are great additions for this electric acoustic guitar.


9.4 Expert Score

Ibanez did a great job with this guitar.  For guitars under $300 this is one of the nicer ones with a solid mahogany body in the top, sides and back.  Paired with the rosewood bridge and fretboard, it’s just a nice guitar.

  • The tone of this guitar is very nice and translates well through the pickups with the 2 band eq.
  • The guitar has a great look and build which is especially impressive for the cost
  • I've heard a complaint or two about the effect of the cutaway compared to the solid version on the pure acoustic guitar. It's not really an issue.

Price history for Ibanez AW54CEOPN Artwood Dreadnought Acoustic/Electric Guitar - Open Pore Natural
Latest updates:
  • $329.99 - July 29, 2022
  • $319.99 - June 28, 2022
  • $329.99 - May 16, 2022
Since: May 16, 2022
  • Highest Price: $329.99 - May 16, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $319.99 - June 28, 2022
Price history for Ibanez AW54OPN Artwood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar - Open Pore Natural
Latest updates:
  • $229.99 - July 29, 2022
  • $219.99 - June 12, 2022
Since: June 12, 2022
  • Highest Price: $229.99 - July 29, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $219.99 - June 12, 2022