Ibanez AG85 Artcore Hollowbody Electric Guitar

Jazz up your sound with the workhorse AG85. A linden fully-hollow body adds richness and warmth, while Magic Touch-Mini pickups offer clear articulation.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Linden top, back and sides Rich, warm, deep-voiced tone
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood
Magic Touch-Mini Humbuckers Organic, clean sound with rich dynamic response
Gibraltar Performer bridge Low saddles provide comfort; easy to intonate
The AG85 features a select-grade Linden hollow body, a set-in Nyatoh/Maple neck and Ebony fretboard. These elements contribute to the warm-sounding characteristics of the AG85.

The Ibanez custom made "Magic Touch-Mini" humbucker pickups provide a balance of classic tones and clear articulation on both the top and bottom of the sound spectrum. Players can enjoy the clean response on the top end, presenting fast melodies or complex chord progressions with clarity and precision. The bottom end also has a deep warm and rich classic sound, but with a clarity specially adjusted to help avoid muddy low end tones. This tonal balance is complimented by the pickups' extra sensitivity that clearly captures and accentuates a player's pick attack and plucking style, opening the possibilities of a wide range of playing techniques.

Thanks to a floating mount, the "Magic Touch-Mini" pickups do not dampen the guitars natural body vibration, thus allowing a bigger, richer acoustic tone. Sure Grip III knobs enable non-slip functionality and Gibraltar Performer bridge provides improved sustain and tuning stability.

As evidenced by our long-standing association with jazz guitar giants such 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 esteemed legacy is due to the Artcore collection, which succeeded in smashing all preconceptions as to what a great hollow or semi-hollow-body guitar read more ought to be. The Artcore formula builds on equal parts luthiery know-how, daring design and a passion for warm, full-bodied tone.
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Top/Back/Sides: Linden top, Linden back, Linden sides
Neck: 3pc Nyatoh/Maple set-in neck
Neck Type: AG Expressionist
Fretboard: Bound ebony fretboard
Inlays: Acrylic block inlays
Frets: Medium frets
Number of Frets: 22
Bridge: Gibraltar Performer bridge
String Space: 10.5mm
Tailpiece: VT06 tailpiece
Neck Pickup: Magic Touch-Mini (H) neck pickup Passive/Alnico
Bridge Pickup: Magic Touch-Mini (H) bridge pickup Passive/Alnico
Factory Tuning: 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
String Gauge: .010/.013/.017/.030/.042/.052
Hardware Color: Gold
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black Flat
Shipping Weight: 10.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 19 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): IBA AG85 BKF
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-669-8262
Submitted March 3, 2005
"I love this guitar!!!!"
This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful.
Ibanez has been around forever and it shows. This is a keeper.
Sound
It has a great sound and plenty of room to adjust with 2 pickups that have separate tone and volume controls.
Features
Personally I love the pick guard. The wood is unbelievable. By far the most beautiful guitar I've ever seen. The layout of this guitar feels really good to me. I like the way it isn't too thick and the neck feels great.
Quality
For the price, you're getting one hell of a well crafted guitar. The finish is flawless and I expect to be playing this when I'm 100 years old and rocking out in a rest home!!
Value
Buy it, buy it now!
Manufacturer Support
Haven't needed any so until I learn otherwise, 10.
The Wow Factor
People will freak out when they see it!!
Musical Background:
Singer, songwriter. 27 years playing guitar
Musical Style:
Country and all kinds of rock
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