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Rating and Reviews: Ibanez Artcore AF95FM

The fully-hollow Ibanez Artcore Expressionist AF95FM features a flamed maple top, back and sides as well as a three-piece maple and mahogany set neck.

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"Top of the Class Jazz Guitar" submitted April 10, 2018

By Ed M in harrisville, WV
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Musical Background: been playing sine 1964 play guitar just play at home
Music Style: blues lite rock and some jazz and country
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Overall: I'm not going to get all gushy I just want to say that I bought this on a whim and a prayer that it would be as good as it looked. It more than fulfilled that expectation. Fit and finish is outstanding, the Super 58 pickups are just that, Super. The fret work was excellent. The action was perfect right out of the case. Now since nothing is absolutely perfect in this world let me get to what MIGHT be considered a less than top grade issues. The only minor and I mean minor things were it comes with some sort of synthetic string nut but in reality that only affects the tone slightly on open unfretted notes. once you fret a note the string nut is taken out of the issue anyway. I called Ibanez and they sold me a drop in bone nut for it so that issue was easily resolved. The only other thing is they could have used full size control pots BUT the ones in it work perfectly fine. No scratchiness or noise whatsoever. It sounds superb and plays like melted butter. If your looking at this model, I suggest you try it. If it doesn't suit you somehow, zZounds will handle your return with professionalism. They are the best on the internet for buying anything musical. I should know I have bought lots of guitars, amps and much more and they never fail me ever.
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