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Ibanez AF55 Artcore Hollowbody Electric Guitar

This electric guitar from Ibanez has the traditional hollow construction to prevent sound blocks in the body. (15) Read 9 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Ibanez AF55 is the most traditional of the Artcore series. The traditional full-hollow construction means there are no sound blocks in the body. Producing rich and complex tones, the AF is the guitar for the purist in all of everyone.

Features:

- All Ibanez full-hollow guitars are truly full-hollow, for full, traditional tones, with no soundblocks as found in some other "full-hollow" boxes
- Large frets
- Gold color hardware
- Depth: 70mm at tail


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- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Type: Artcore set-in
- Body: Maple top/back/sides
- Frets: Large frets
- Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood
- Inlay: Pearl dot inlay
- Bridge: ART1 bridge
- NeckPU: ACH-ST
- BridgePU: ACH-ST
- HW Color: CH
- Width: Max width at lower bout: 15 3/4"
- BodyThickness: Max body thickness: 3 5/8"


Neck Dimensions

- Scale 628mm/24.75"
- a: Width at Nut 43mm
- b: Width at Last Fret 56mm
- c: Thickness at 1st 21mm
- d: Thickness at 12th 24mm
- Radius: 305mmR
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 21 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AF55TF
Ibanez Non-New Product Warranty Information Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses have a 1-year warranty on NEW instruments only for the ORIGINAL purchaser with a Sales Receipt. All used products are not under warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-669-8262
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4 out of 5 (15 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Big bargain for just over 300$"
Sound: With flatwound strings this, well designed full hollowbody, is sweet and retro sounding. It's simplicity of style produces a sound that is truly as good as many more expensive guitars. The pickups are also in many of Ibanez's more expensive guitars. Sound is vintage 30's to 50's with good flatwounds. Sometimes sustain can get in the way of the emotional atmosphrics of a guitar. This guitar has, with flatwound, an abundance of atmospherics that good Jazz needs. Not too much sustain, with flats. Try this surprise guitar. Feature: Basic feature. Simple tail plate. One tone and one volume control. Three way switch. Fairly laid back humbuckers that will follow the attack if you do. Ease of Use: Perfect weight and balance make this as easy to play as possible. I have a very heavy Les Paul and a very heavy semi ES335 copy (Aria) which need a lot more minfulness. Quality: I thought physically very good, but I had to get a luthier to get the intonation perfect, which was very poor from factory. Value: For the money...amazing. Manufacturer Support: No idea The Wow Factor: Many people will not like the vintage finish. Bearing in mind that, often, vintage finishes are more expensive, some people will love it. For Just over 300$ this is really underprced. Get one before it gets pulled by Ibanez. Overall: Sound with flats is pure Jazz. Don't expect to play metal or shred. Maybe a little blues...but this is what it says on the tin...... "Jazz Guitar"
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"Ibanez does it again, quality guitar at a quality price. Great buy"
Sound: Got mine awhile back, it was a huge difference than the Jackson Dinky I was using, but I'm in an indie band... The AF55 delivers a really pretty sound whether you are looking for a jazzy edge or as for me, an indie tone. I use this guitar for my more chilled out songs and on stage. It's a huge improvement from my last guitar and I don't regret trading both my Jackson Dinky and Ibanez V70CE. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a lighter sound. Feature: It's bridge isn't attached to the guitar which potentially could be a headache, if the bridge isn't in the correct spot you get flat or sharp frets and your strings will buzz a lot more than usual. The string buzz is also a huge headache in a recording scenario. But the guitar delivers just enough tonal control to have a rhythm guitar that can also play lead in the same song. Just the turn of a switch and you go from backing noise to a kick ass solo. Ease of Use: This guitar is really easy to write with, no matter what genre you play, I wrote half of my bands demo with it (my little brother has also written a few post hardcore songs with it) it is good weight and riffs just come to you when you play it. I played mine through a pretty cheap Marshall Half-stack at my last recording sesh and the guitar flowed just as I needed it to, it plays just as good live as in the studio too. Quality: This guitar is gorgeous, and it is built really well. the only things I would suggest would be to upgrade the pickups and strengthen the input (I dropped mine and the input caved in. 15 Dollar repair). Other than that it is a really amazing guitar and the stock pickups work just fine and it gives you the simplicity of a nice vintage guitar. Value: If you've only got the money for this, get it. I have no regrets Manufacturer Support: Haven't had to, the guitar is really nice. The Wow Factor: I love the guitar, it has an amazing vintage look with a new wave sound that really pops in the particular genre I play. I do use a Strat to reach some levels of intensity this guitar can't provide, but I could use this guitar to get there too if needed. Buy it, that's all that need be said. Overall: I'm going to keep it forever. Even if I get a much better guitar, this guitar has just made my life in music a lot easier.
Style of Music: Indie/Blues/Garage Rock
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