Ibanez AF55 Artcore Archtop Hollowbody Electric Guitar
Built in the tradition of the great archtop guitars of the 1930’s, the Ibanez AF55 Artcore is a true hollow body guitar.
The traditional full-hollow construction means there are no sound blocks or trestles in the body. The result is a guitar rich in complex tones. A pair of Infinity Humbucking Passive/Ceramic pickups Ibanez give you big, full tone and well-balanced output.
As evidenced by its long-standing association with such giants of jazz Guitar as George Benson, Pat Metheny, and John Scofield, Ibanez has been a constant pioneer in the world of hollow-body Guitar building for more than three decades. Part of that legacy is owed to the Artcore collection, which has succeeded in smashing any and all preconceptions in its wake as to what a great hollow or semi-hollow ought to be.
The Artcore formula builds on equal parts luthiery know-how, daring design, and a passion for warm, full-bodied tone. The AF55 features a select-grade Maple hollow body, a set-in Mahogany neck and Bound Treated New Zealand Pine fretboard contribute to the warm-sounding characteristics of the AF55.
Designed for the purist in all of everyone, the AF55 Artcore is the most affordable way to get your hands on a quality archtop hollow body guitar.
Our PRO-SCM setup takes the whole thing up a couple of notches – all you’ll have to think about is playing your new guitar! Happy with the factory setup ? OK, let’s talk about price matching.
Ibanez AF55 Artcore Archtop Hollowbody Electric Guitar Specifications:
• Neck Type: AF Artcore
• Neck Material: Nyatoh
• Neck/Body Joint: Set-in neck
• Fretboard Material: Treated New Zealand Pine (Bound)
• Fretboard Position Markers: White Dot Inlays
• Number of Frets: 20
• Frets: Medium Jumbo Frets
• Neck Material: Mahogany
• Body Material: Laminated Maple top/back/sides
• Frets: Medium Jumbo frets
• Fingerboard Radius: R305mm
• Fingerboard Position Markers: White Dot Inlays
• Bridge: ART-ST
• String Spacing: 10.4mm
• Tailpiece: VT06
• Neck Pickup:Infinity R Humbucking Passive/Ceramic
• Bridge Pickup: Infinity R (H) bridge pickupPassive/Ceramic
• Hardware Finish: Chrome
• Body Width: Max width at lower bout: 15 3/4″
• Body Thickness: Max body thickness: 3 5/8″
• Scale Length: 24.7″ (628mm)
• Nut Width: 43mm
• Neck Width at Last Fret: 56mm
• Neck Thickness at 1st: 21mm
• Neck Thickness at 12th: 24mm
• Factory Tuning: 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
• String Gauge: .010/.013/.017/.030/.042/.052″
• Setup: PRO-SCM