Ibanez AW54CE Review


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

Last Amazon price update was: February 16, 2023 3:17 pm
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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 Review

Acoustic-Electric 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 - January 18, 2023
  • $299.99 - December 13, 2022
  • $329.00 - November 19, 2022
  • $329.99 - October 24, 2022
  • $329.00 - October 22, 2022
  • $329.99 - October 12, 2022
Since: October 12, 2022
  • Highest Price: $329.99 - October 12, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $299.99 - December 13, 2022