Ibanez Artcore AF95 Electric Guitar

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Big-body tone and luxury appointments for a phenomenally small price.

The Ibanez Artcore AF95 Electric Guitar is a true full-hollow body guitar (no soundblock) with an ACH1 humbucker at the neck and an ACH2 at the bridge. Ibanez combines all that with an arched flamed maple top to give you smooth, hefty tone. Bound rosewood fretboard with 22 large frets, bound top, and bound f-holes provide lush looks accented by the sunburst pickguard that matches the body and mother-of-pearl/abalone block inlays. Flamed maple back and sides, set mahogany neck, and gold hardware.

Case sold separately.

Features

  • Full-hollow body
  • Flamed maple top, back, and sides
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Bound rosewood fretboard
  • 22 large frets
  • Bound top and F-holes
  • ACH1 humbucker at the neck
  • ACH2 humbucker at the bridge
  • Mother-of-pearl/abalone block inlays
  • Gold hardware
  • Case sold separately

If you're serious about tone and not yet rich, this is your axe of choice. Put it in the cart.

 

Artcore AF95 Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Body: Flamed Maple top/back/sides
  • Bridge: ART1
  • Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood
  • Frets: Large
  • Inlay: Artcore DX
  • Neck: 3pc Artcore DX set-in neck
  • Pickups: ACH1 Neck pickup; ACH2 Bridge pickup
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IbanezArtcore AF95 Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

Artcore af95

By Mike

from Texas

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ibanez Artcore AF95 Electric Guitar:

    For the sound i was looking for, the guitar is it. Smooth jazz sound. I've been playing for over 40 years and have been through many guitars, gibsons, fenders prs, and a few others. So i will start there. Gibsons have a great sound, but the necks are like a telephone pole, love the fender double radius necks, but the single coils don't deliver the sound i want.
    The neck on the ibanez is not the slim fender, but not the gibson pole. It is just about right for the small hands i have. Four fret chords are not a problem.
    Neck pickup gives that great old smooth jazz sound. The middle has a straight clear rock tone. While the bridge is not the tele twang, it has a nice rock-a-billy crunch.
    If you have lots of money and like playing a telephone pole buy an ES 175, If you want a guitar with a great jazz sound and at a reasonable price get the ibanez 95.
    Down side: the strings that come on them are sorry, 9 round wounds . Order some Galli flat wounds at the same time. Also order a case, the ones sitting around the house won't work.
    Music 123: Great company. Get my orders all the way to Texas in no more than 4 days. I have used Guitar center,and Musician friend . Thought my orders would rust before it got here. Hope this helps Mike
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    5.0

    Yum - Jazz and Blues and More...

    By Bela Scialoja

    from Louisville, KY

    Comments about Ibanez Artcore AF95 Electric Guitar:

    I've owned this guitar for over a year now, and consider it money well-spent. If I'm not mistaken, Ibanez discontinued this model for a while, then brought it back -- I could be wrong, but it was unavailable online for a long time. It's a true hollow-body: no support blocks inside to mess up your jazz tones. Beautiful guitar, too -- the picture here doesn't do it justice; it's transparent black and looks brown in some lighting. Sounds great, plays great, with round or flat-wound strings, blues or jazz or about anything else. The neck is bigger than the Epiphone Joe Pass models -- not huge, but with a bit of heft, as arch-tops traditionally have had. I'd have liked a slimmer neck, as I have small hands, but in the heat of playing, I forget all about it. If you want a real, honest-to-goodness jazz box, gorgeous and fiery and VERY FUN to play, but you don't want to spend three grand on a Gibson 175, give this one a try. It's worth every penny. Get yourself a hard shell case, too -- the Artcores are a unique shape and probably won't fit in generic archtop cases.

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