Classic Hollowbody Tonality
A maple hollowbody design gives the AF55 a bright and resonant tone with complex overtones created by the large internal space. The body has a classic “jazz box” proportion that is ideal for traditional mellow-jazz tones and will easily adapt to many other styles of music. The mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard enhances the AF55’s sustain and gives a smooth playing-feel for the left hand.
Hollow body guitars originally found popularity in traditional jazz styles, based on the original electric-acoustic guitar design. As pickups were developed over the decades, these guitars developed into genre-spanning instruments and work equally well in blues, rock, country, pop, funk and soul musical styles. This is a great guitar to give you access to a wide range of genres with a convincing sound and classy aesthetic.
The AF55 has a traditional aesthetic, created by its Tobacco Flat finish, f-hole adorned body, bound fingerboard and chrome hardware. The VT06 tailpiece gives a minimalist vintage design-touch while the bound body contrasts the paint finish beautifully. This guitar is a modern-take on a classic design and will evoke the look of a guitar from decades-past, while still reminding you it’s a modern instrument with its sleek design features.
Infinity R Humbuckers
The Ibanez AF55 is loaded with two Infinity R humbuckers for a versatile sound. They give a warm tone and have an excellent response to player input.
The medium output of the Classic Elite pickups helps you adapt your sound to both clean and overdriven styles of playing. The pickups make the most of the responsive hollow body and help to transmit every detail and nuance of your playing.
A graduated-thickness mahogany neck (21mm at 1st fret to 24mm at 9th fret) gives a classic feel reminiscent of vintage guitars. The 20 medium frets are mounted on a 305mm radius rosewood fingerboard, which will provide a smooth playing surface for any genre of music. The single cutaway body assists with top-fret access, while the svelte body design (with lighter weight courtesy of the hollow chamber) ensures a comfortable feel whether stood up or sat down.
Classic large body hollow design
All-maple body with f-holes
Mahogany neck with bound rosewood fingerboard
20 medium frets
ART-ST bridge with VT06 tailpiece
Infinity R humbuckers
Single volume/tone controls and 3-way pickup selector
Body and Bridge
Top Material: Maple
Back & Sides: Maple
Colour: Tobacco Flat
Length: 19 1/2″
Width: 15 3/4″
Max Depth: 3 5/8″
Neck and Fingerboard
Profile: Artcore AF
Fingerboard: Bound rosewood
Inlays: White dot
Frets: 20 medium
Fingerboard Radius: 305mm
Scale Length: 628mm/24.7″
Nut Width: 43mm
Neck Thickness: 21mm at 1st fret, 24mm at 9th fret
Hardware and Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Infinity R (H) neck pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
Neck Pickup: Infinity R (H) neck pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
Controls: Volume, Tone, 3-way pickup selector
Bridge: ART-ST bridge with VT06 tailpiece
Strings: 10-46 gauge
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Wood grain may vary.