The AVC design in the Artwood Vintage series take the benefits of a Solid Thermo Aged top and pairs it with the compact grand concert body shape for a supremely comfortable instrument with the tonal quality that can only typically be found in heavily aged tone woods.
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The philosophy behind the Ibanez Artwood series is a “Modern Approach to Acoustic Guitar Tradition.” The Artwood Vintage series recalibrates that approach with additional emphasis on the traditional aspects. Incorporating elements such as distressed finishes, aged hardware, and thermo-aging of tone woods, Artwood Vintage guitars are able to deliver the character, playability, and tone of a vintage acoustic, without the high cost of investment.
Soft-V shape Nyatoh neck
The Soft-V shape Nyatoh neck provides increased playing comfort.
The Ovangkol fretboard provides greater playing comfort.
Thermo Aged™ Solid Okoume top
Thermo Aged™ Solid Okoume top provids amazing response and volume. The tonal character includes a full-bodied low-end and a smooth sustain in the treble strings, common features of classic vintage guitars.
Okoume back and sides
The Okoume back and sides generate a woody, warm tone when the guitar is played softly or finger-picked and provide punchy high-mids with a clear projection when strummed.
Fishman® Sonicore pickup
The Fishman® Sonicore pickup accurately translates a full guitar sound to whatever amplification system you plug into.
Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp w/Onboard tuner
The Ibanez AEQ-SP2 Preamp delivers excellent sonic reproduction and control of tonal characteristics and easy operation
The Ovangkol bridge transfers string vibration directly to the body, delivering a natural and warm tone.
Ibanez Advantage™ bridge pins
These pins really are an advantage over old-fashioned pins. Advantage™ pins are easier to take out and easier to put in than standard pins. A special bulb-shaped end makes the pin easy to grip and also prevents the pin from being pushed in too far. Best of all, with Advantage™ the pin and string stay put.