The AF is the most traditional design within the Artcore series. The full-hollow body construction means there are no sound blocks in the body. This construction method produces a rich, complex tone, expressed with a pure voice and full body, the tonal characteristics most highly desired among the discerning Jazz player.
- Artcore Expressionist -
For more than a decade, Ibanez has continued to energize the hollow-body market with wide range of designs including everything from rockin' semi-hollow hybrids to straight-up traditional jazz-boxes. The Artcore Expressionist line established yet another chapter in the Artcore story. The Expressionist difference? Jazz fans will recognize the Ibanez original Super 58, the preferred pickup of George Benson, Pat Metheny and John Scofield on their own Signature models. A favorite among jazz players, but as funk guitarist Eric Krasno has been proving, the Super 58s perform well in a variety of situations. Warmth, balanced articulation, and excellent response are defining characteristic the Super 58 pickups.
- 3pc Nyatoh/Maple neck
The 3pc Nyatoh/Maple Neck provides a rich mid-low end and great resonance.
- Macassar Ebony fretboard
Macassar Ebony produces tight lows and mid range along with strong attack in the highs and quick response with rich sustain.
- Medium frets
Medium sized frets enhance the accuracy of your notes.
- Spruce top / Linden back and sides
The Spruce top's smooth wood appearance enriches the response of your playing. The Linden back and sides provide rich tone and a bright attack.
- Super 58 pickups
Super 58 pickups feature moderate output and vintage tone.
- Walnut bridge
The Walnut bridge transfers string vibration directly to the body, delivering a natural and warm tone.
- VT14 tailpiece
The smooth VT14 tailpiece provides both great tuning stability and rich sustain.
- AF Artocre 3pc Nyatoh/Maple neck
- Bound Ebony fretboard
- Spruce Top
- Linden Back & Sides
- Medium fret
- Super 58 (H) neck pickup
- Super 58 (H) bridge pickup
- VT14 bridge w/AFC wood cover
- Gold hardware
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