The AF is the most traditional design within the Artcore series. The full-hollow body construction means there are no sound blocks in the body. This construction method produces a rich, complex tone, expressed with a pure voice and full body, the tonal characteristics most highly desired among the discerning Jazz player.
Ibanez first introduced Artcore back in 2002 and it has remained a workhorse hollow-body guitar for musicians all over the world ever since. The Artcore’s combination of quality workmanship and affordability has created legions of devoted fans from diverse genres as blues, country, rock and jazz. Artcore offers musicians the purity of an old school jazz-box or a hybrid semi-hollow rocker. The line is highly respected for its tone, sustain and, expressive playability.
The 3pc Nyatoh/Maple Neck provides a rich mid-low end.
A Walnut fretboard features a well-balanced tonal character from low to high end.
Medium sized frets enhance the accuracy of your notes.
Linden top / Linden back and sides
Linden delivers a natural and flat, yet accurate, tone.
Classic Elite pickups
Classic Elite pickups offer rich, nuanced tone with fat low-end.
Gibraltar Performer bridge
The Gibraltar Performer bridge provides rich sustain and tuning stability. The low-positioned saddles promise comfortable playability.
The artistically-designed VT60 tailpiece provides both great tuning stability and rich sustain.