The Ibanez Artcore Vintage AFV75 Hollowbody electric is an outstanding instrument with beautiful design and appointments at an affordable price. The AFV75 features a linden body finished in a gorgeous satin. A pair of Classic Elite Humbuckers kick out killer humbucking tone, and an ART-I with VT60 Tailpiece provides outstanding sustain and tonal support. In addition, a smooth nyatoh neck with laurel fingerboard is playable and responsive, great for jazz, blues, and rock styles.
The fully hollow body of the AFV75 is an inch thinner than a standard hollowbody, producing more midrange and reducing boomy feedback. And the pair of Classic Elite Humbuckers along with a 3-way pickup selector and bridge and neck volume and tone controls give you ample options for dialing in great tone. Blues, jazz, and even rock players will find these humbuckers ideal for getting that full, warm humbucking sound. These Elite Humbuckers are a favorite among guitarists here at Music Experience.
The nyatoh neck and laurel fingerboard on the AFV75 are incredibly responsive and playable. The 20 medium frets and 24.7" scale length make chording and lead playing a breeze. And with the ART-I with VT60 Tailpiece, you'll enjoy hours of playing with incredible sustain and tone support.
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.
With vintage guitars as popular as they've become, their cost has skyrocketed in recent years. Even relic'd new guitars are often outrageously over-priced. Now, Ibanez proudly offers Artcore Vintage - the alternative to pricey vintage instruments. The Artcore Vintage "aging" process applies to hardware and other appointments, as well as the body, giving each guitar a convincingly real, worn appearance.
|Body Shape||Artcore Vintage|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Satin Polyurethane|
|Color||Vintage Amber Burst Low Gloss|
|Neck Shape||AF Artcore|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Aged Acrylic Blocks|
|Number of Frets||20, Medium|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||ART-1 Bridge with VT60 Tailpiece|
|Tuners||Ibanez machine heads|
|Neck Pickup||Classic Elite Humbucker|
|Bridge Pickup||Classic Elite Humbucker|
|Controls||2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch|
|Manufacturer Part Number||AFV75-VAL|