Ibanez AF-105SM 2005 – Spalted Maple

$ 750.00

Ibanez AF-105SM Spalted Maple 2005. Excellent condition
Looks amazing, sounds and plays great!

This special Ibanez AF105SM Artcore Custom exotic wood model, built with unique Fiddleback Spalted Maple with tiger stripes, was only produced between 2005-2007. This exquisite hollow-body guitar is one of the most rare, beautiful and unusual guitars you will ever see. Each Spalted Maple is unique and every other model I’ve seen is a natural finish, but this guitar has an amazing chocolate/cinnamon tone that highlights the natural woodgrain and the flamed maple. I think they were attempting to match the light rosewood color on the fretboard – and they came really close.

If you are a wood lover the craftsmanship and attention to detail is incredible. Every part that could be crafted out of wood and not plastic the did: Maple wood binding! The guitar is bound in a lighter tone maple wood framing the body, f holes, neck, and headstock. The pick guard, tailpiece, headstock plate, truss rod cover plate ( with etched ‘Custom’), bridge, and volume/tone knobs are all rosewood. An all wood pick guard – that actually blends in a matches the rest of the guitar.
There are gorgeous abalone inlays in the fretboard, head plate, bridge, and rosewood tailpiece.

The pick-up hardware are the gold Ibanez Super 58 humbuckers are warm, resonant, and well defined – they are perfect for jazz, blues, soul, rock.

The Artcore Custom’s set-in neck, crafted from 5 pieces of maple and walnut and adorned with a bound Rosewood fretboard, offers a luxurious playing experience. With 20 medium frets and stylish Artcore abalone/pearloid fretboard inlays, this guitar provides smooth access to every note on the scale.

The hollow body construction enhances the guitar’s natural resonance, giving you a warm, open tone with plenty of sustain. The sustain block under the bridge adds stability and contributes to the instrument’s impressive sustain, making it a joy to play and a pleasure to listen to.

Immaculate near mint condition with no dings or scratches. Plays and intonates really well. Frets in great condition, no flat spots or buzzing. Sounds great acoustic too.

At a glance….
Brand – Ibanez
Model – AF 105 SM Custom
Finish – chocolate/cinnamon
Year – 2005
Top – Laminated Fiddleback Spalted Maple tiger stripe
Back/Sides – Fiddleback Spalted Maple tiger stripe
Neck – 5pcs Maple/Walnut
Fret board – Rosewood
Fretboard Radius – 12″
FretBoard: Rosewood,  1 11/16″ nut
Frets – 22
Tuners – Ibanez sealed, pearl buttons
Scale Length- 24.75″
Nut Width – 1.685″
Pickups – 2 x Ibanez Super 58 Custom Humbuckers
Pickup surrounds – rosewood
Controls – Two volumes / two tones – rosewood / 3-way toggle pickup selector
Bridge – floating rosewood with abalone inlays, and tune-o-matic bridge
Hardshell case included

Shipping rate of $125 for lower 48n states USA. Hawaii and Alaska could be additional cost.