The AF is the most traditional of the Artcore series. The traditional full-hollow construction means there are no sound blocks in the body. Producing rich and complex tones, the AF is the guitar for the purist in all of us.
Ibanez introduced Artcore in 2002 and has been the hollow-body guitar of choice for musicians for the last 10 years. The Artcore’s combination of quality workmanship and affordability has created legions of fans from diverse genres as blues, country, rock and jazz. Musicians can find the purity of an old school style jazz-box to a hybrid semi-hollow rocker. Artcore is highly respected for its tone, sustain and the way they hold their tuning and how the series continues to push the boundaries of guitar building.
Gibraltar Performer bridge
The Gibraltar Artist bridge provides rich sustain and tuning stability.
The low positioned saddles promise comfortable playability.
Sure Grip III Control Knobs
The Sure Grip III knobs are designed for precise control with nonslip functionality, along with smooth and classic looks.
Classic Elite pickups
The Classic Elite pickups offer rich, nuanced tone with fat low-end.
neck type AF ArtcoreNyatohset-in neck
top/back/side Linden top Linden backLinden sides
fretboard Bound Walnut fretboardAcrylic block inlay
fret Medium frets
number of frets 20
bridge Gibraltar Performer bridge
string space 10.5mm
tailpiece VT60 tailpiece
neck pickup Classic Elite (H) neck pickup Passive/Ceramic
bridge pickup Classic Elite (H) bridge pickup Passive/Ceramic
factory tuning 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
hardware color Gold
Scale : 628mm/24.7″
a : Width 43mm at NUT
b : Width 56.3mm at 20F
c : Thickness 21mm at 1F
d : Thickness 24mm at 9F
Radius : 305mmR