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.
The parallel histories of Jazz music and the hollow-body electric guitar are inextricably linked and manifest in the professional-grade Artstar series. The influences of these legendary instruments are immediately apparent with a bone nut, ebony fretboard, and Ibanez’s signature Super 58 custom pickups. The critical eye will appreciate the attention to detail poured into these instruments like the smoothness of the fretboard and the skill applied to the fretwork, generally found on instruments costing twice as much. The Artstar embodies the pure jazz-box and the continual evolution the genre represents.
There are three principles behind the Ibanez Prestige line: Precision, Performance, and Playability. Prestige combines high-tech manufacturing techniques with old-world Japanese craftsmanship, in order to achieve true innovation in design and construction. The series incorporates ideas and suggestions from musicians from around the world as the cornerstones of the Prestige production process.
3pc African Mahogany/S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple neck
The S-TECH special roasted treatment increases the wood’s stability, durability, water resistance and tolerance of temperature changes. The neck is sealed with an oil finish which helps make it feel similar to a well-played guitar neck.
Ebony produces tight lows and mid range with a strong attack in the high end and features a quick response and rich sustain.
Medium frets with Prestige fret edge treatment
Medium sized frets enhance the accuracy of your notes. Prestige Fret Edge Treatment guarantees effortlessly fast playing.
Spruce top / Figured Anigre back and sides
The Spruce top’s smooth wood appearance enriches the response of your playing. Figured Anigre features a beautiful wood grain and produces a rich mid-range and controled attack in high end.
Super 58 pickups
Super 58 pickups feature moderate output and vintage tone.
Gotoh® machine heads
Gotoh® machine heads provide super precision, smooth feel, and minimal back lush.
The Ebony bridge transfers string vibration directly to the body, delivering a natural and warm tone.
AF Special tailpiece
The stunning AF Special tailpiece offers better tuning stability and more sustain.
Hardshell case included
Ibanez Hardshell case gives you extreme protects for your be-loved instrument.