If you want a hollowbody electric guitar with classic looks and premium modern touches — all for a song — then you need to check out the Ibanez AF75. This beautiful instrument features a nyatoh neck, linden body, vintage-style F-holes, and an old-school look with modern tonal expressiveness. For a classy touch, Ibanez added a bound walnut fingerboard. Loaded with a pair of Classic Elite humbuckers, the Ibanez AF75 hollowbody is ready for any musical adventure.
True to form, the Ibanez AF75 is completely hollow. Its top, back, and sides are made of sonically lively, visually lovely linden. A set-in nyatoh neck and bound fretboard contribute to the excellent playability of the AF75. String vibrations are transferred faithfully from the base of the ART-1 bridge to the linden top for optimal sound.
Early hollowbody electric guitars had a wonderfully expressive tone that came with serious hum and feedback issues. That's why Ibanez and other guitar makers have developed special humbuckers, such as the Classic Elite series models. These special humbuckers preserve your hollowbody's rounded tone while ditching the 60Hz hum and other noise. What's more, Classic Elite humbuckers give the AF75 a unique singing tone that you're sure to love. Take it from Music Experience, the Ibanez AF75 has the big hollowbody tone you've been looking for.
Hollowbody guitars like the AF75 are used cross-genre in jazz, rockabilly, and many other styles of music. Hollowbodies have even been deployed in rock, fusion, and country settings. Whatever you're playing, the Ibanez AF75 makes a striking addition to your guitar collection. You'll fall in love with its tone and easy playability as soon as you strike your first chord.
Ibanez began its life in 1908 as the Hoshino Gakki company in Nagoya, Japan. However, the company didn’t get into the guitar business until 1929, when they started importing Salvador Ibanez guitars from Spain. In 1935, Hoshino Gakki began building Spanish acoustic guitars under the Ibanez Salvador name, which was later shortened to Ibanez. Although Ibanez began manufacturing electric guitars in 1957, the company was relatively unknown in the West until the 1960s, when they started producing guitars based on American designs. By the late 1970s, Ibanez had stopped producing derivative guitars and had begun manufacturing the original designs that the company is now known for. Ibanez is also famous for their effects pedals (most notably the Tube Screamer) and guitar amplifiers.
For a decade now, Ibanez has continued to energize the hollow-body segment with wide range of designs-with everything from rockin' hybrids to straight-up jazz-boxes. The new Expressionist line begins yet another chapter in the Artcore story. The Expressionist difference? Jazz fans will recognize the Ibanez original Super 58 pickups-the preferred pickup of George Benson, Pat Metheny and John Scofield on their own Signature models. A jazz favorite, yes, but as funk guitarist Eric Krasno has been proving, the Super 58s perform well in a variety of situations. Warm, balanced articulation, and excellent response characterize the Super 58 pickups.
|Body Shape||AF Artcore|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Satin Polyurethane|
Rose Gold Metallic Flat
|Fingerboard Material||Walnut, bound|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Acrylic Blocks|
|Number of Frets||20, Medium|
Gibraltar Performer Bridge with VT60 Tailpiece
|Tuners||Ibanez machine heads|
Classic Elite Humbucker
Classic Elite Humbucker
|Controls||2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch|
|Manufacturer Part Number||AF75G-RGF|