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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.

The parallel histories of Jazz music and the hollow-body electric guitar are inextricably linked and manifest in the professional-grade Artstar series. The influences of these legendary instruments are immediately apparent with a bone nut, ebony fretboard, and Ibanez's signature Super 58 custom pickups. The critical eye will appreciate the attention to detail poured into these instruments like the smoothness of the fretboard and the skill applied to the fretwork, generally found on instruments costing twice as much. The Artstar embodies the pure jazz-box and the continual evolution the genre represents.

• 3pc African Mahogany/S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple neck: The S-TECH special roasted treatment increases the wood's stability, durability, water resistance and tolerance of temperature changes. The neck is sealed with an oil finish which helps make it feel similar to a well-played guitar neck.
• Ebony fretboard: Ebony produces tight lows and mid range with a strong attack in the high end and features a quick response and rich sustain.
• Medium frets with Prestige fret edge treatment: Medium sized frets enhance the accuracy of your notes. Prestige Fret Edge Treatment guarantees effortlessly fast playing.
• Spruce top / Figured Anigre back and sides: The Spruce top's smooth wood appearance enriches the response of your playing. Figured Anigre features a beautiful wood grain and produces a rich mid-range and controled attack in high end.
• Super 58 pickups feature moderate output and vintage tone.
• Gotoh® machine heads provide super precision, smooth feel, and minimal back lush.
• Ebony bridge transfers string vibration directly to the body, delivering a natural and warm tone.
• The stunning AF Special tailpiece offers better tuning stability and more sustain.

neck: AF Artstar 3pc African Mahogany/S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple set-in neck
frets: 20 Medium frets w/Prestige fret edge treatment
body: Spruce top/Figured Anigre back & sides
fretboard: Bound Ebony fretboard w/Acrylic & Abalone block inlay
nut: Bone nut
neck pickup: Super 58 (H) neck pickup
bridge pickup: Super 58 (H) bridge pickup
bridge: ebony
tailpiece: AF Special tailpiece
hardware colour: Gold
case: Hardshell case included

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