For decades, Ibanez has been re-energizing the hollow body world with a wide variety of original designs, unrivaled playability and polished tone. By closely working with many legendary artists, Ibanez is constantly striving to experiment, innovate and deliver. This enthusiasm for exploration has led to the creation of the Contemporary Archtop series. Specifically designed to meet the demands of today's cutting edge players. Selected tone woods, outstanding craftsmanship, custom pickups and reliable hardware, are all elements carefully chosen for inspiring serious and experienced players. The Contemporary Archtop series is an invitation to take your guitar style on a new musical journey.
True to form, the Ibanez AFC151 is completely hollow. Its spruce top, flame maple back and sides are made of sonically lively and visually stunning. A set-in nyatoh/maple neck and bound ebony fretboard contribute to the excellent playability of the AFC151. String vibrations are transferred faithfully from the ebony base of the bridge to the carved spruce top for optimal sound. At every point in the Ibanez AFC151 build process, premium tonewoods are used to create the best-sounding guitar possible.
For electronics, the AFC151 is equipped with a Magic Touch-Mini humbucking neck pickup, along with individual volume and tone controls. The pickup offers a rich, clean response on the top end which nicely complements the wood's inherent tonal qualities. This affordably priced instrument is highly respected for its tone, sustain, and ability to hold its tuning, making it an ideal choice for players of all levels.
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.
|Body Shape||AFC Contemporary Archtop|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Material||Flamed Maple|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyurethane|
|Neck Material||3-piece Nyatoh/Maple|
|Neck Shape||AFC Contemporary Archtop|
|Fingerboard Material||Ebony, bound|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Mother of Pearl off-set block inlays|
|Number of Frets||20, Medium|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||Ebony Bridge with VT14 Tailpiece|
|Tuners||Ibanez machine heads|
|Neck Pickup||Magic Touch-Mini Humbucker|
|Controls||1 x volume, 1 x tone|
|Manufacturer Part Number||AFC151-SRR|