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Ibanez AFC Contemporary Archtop Electric Guitar Sunrise Red 

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Customized for today’s cutting edge players.

For many decades, Ibanez has been re-energizing the hollow body world with a wide variety of original designs, unrivaled playability and polished tones. By closely working with many legendary artists Ibanez is constantly striving to experiment, innovate and deliver. This enthusiasm for exploration has led to the Contemporary Archtop series, customized specifically to meet the demands of today’s cutting edge players.

The AFC151 features larger headstock design, 3-piece Mahogany/ Maple set-in neck and bound Ebony fretboard with hand rolled fret edge treatment provide maximum playing comfort and smooth articulation. Built with a selected Spruce top, Flamed Maple back and sides with Flamed Maple bound hollow body, all dressed in beautiful high gloss transparent finish. As well as providing its stylish appearance these elements provide a balanced tone, and with the addition of plywood top, help to avoid unnecessary feedback. The Rock solid Ebony compensated bridge provides better intonation, longer sustain and acoustic resonance.

The AFC151 comes with the Ibanez custom made “Magic Touch-Mini” humbucker pickup, providing a balance of classic tones, alongside clear articulation on both the top and bottom of the sound spectrum. Players can enjoy the clean response on the top end, presenting fast melodies or complex chord progressions with clarity and precision. The bottom end also has a deep warm and rich classic sound, but with a clarity specially adjusted to help avoid muddy low end tones. 

This tonal balance is complimented by the pickup’s extra sensitivity that clearly captures and accentuates the players pick attack and plucking style opening the possibilities of a wide range of playing techniques. Thanks to floating mount, the “Magic Touch-Mini” pickup does not dampen the guitars natural body vibration, thus allowing a bigger richer acoustic tone. These are all complimented by the newly designed pickguard, tailpiece cover and wooden control knobs. The AFC151 comes with a hardshell case.

  • Spruce top/Flamed Maple back & sides
  • 3-piece Mahogany/Maple set-in neck, Ebony fretboard w/Mother-of-pearl off-set inlay, Medium frets
  • Magic Touch-Mini neck pickup
  • Ebony bridge w/Compensated saddle, VT14 tailpiece w/AFC Wood cover, Gold Hardware, Flatwound strings
  • Hardshell case included

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Unbelievable tone and playability


from Illinois

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  • Beautiful design
  • Excellent acoustic tone
  • Excellent craftsmanship
  • Great Action
  • Great pickup


    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Performing
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Ibanez AFC Contemporary Archtop Electric Guitar:

    Beautiful design. Excellent materials. Expert craftsmanship. A perfect neck. Pro quality fretwork. A real archtop for under a grand. This AFC151 plays better than my ES-175 and has the voice of angels. Don't be put off by the Fire Engine Red photos. It doesn't look like that. In person, it's more of an reddish clear tint lacquer with a hint or orange that brings out the wood grain fantastically well. You've seen cellos with this finish. It's gorgeous. The single floating pickup is a dream. It sounds enough like a mounted neck pickup to turn heads but retains the airy woody tone of a floater. I have been a gigging pro for years and am honestly humbled by the awesomeness of this new model from Ibanez. My high-end archtops are getting jealous of all the attention she's getting.

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