As evidenced by its long-standing association with such giants of jazz guitar as George Benson, Pat Metheny, and John Scofield, Ibanez has been a constant pioneer in the world of hollow-body guitar building for more than three decades. Part of that legacy is owed to the Artcore collection, which has succeeded in smashing any and all preconceptions in its wake as to what a great hollow or semi-hollow ought to be. The Artcore formula builds on equal parts luthier know-how, daring design, and a passion for warm, full-bodied tone.
The AF55 features a full hollow body, a set-in neck and Laurel fingerboard to create the warm-sounding characteristics of the AF55. Ibanez designed the Infinity R pickups to give you a big, full tone and well-balanced output.
- This Guitar Does Not Come with a Bag or a Case
Gibraltar Performer bridge
The Gibraltar Performer bridge provides rich sustain and tuning stability. The low-positioned saddles promise comfortable playability.
- neck type AF ArtcoreNyatohset-in neck
- top/back/side Linden top Linden backLinden sides
- fretboard Bound Walnut fretboardWhite dot inlay
- fret Medium frets
- number of frets 20
- bridge Gibraltar Performer bridge
- string space 10.5mm
- tailpiece VT06 tailpiece
- neck pickup Infinity R (H) neck pickupPassive/Ceramic
- bridge pickup Infinity R (H) bridge pickupPassive/Ceramic
- factory tuning 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
- string gauge .010/.013/.017/.030/.042/.052
- hardware color Chrome
- NECK DIMENSIONS
- 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
- BODY DIMENSIONS
- a : Length 19 1/2"
- b : Width 15 3/4"
- c : Max Depth 3 5/8"
Here at Easy Music Center, we care for our instruments from the moment they arrive to when they ship to your door. All instruments are stored in a climate controlled environment and put through a 12 point inspection checklist before being shipped.
First, we check the finish of the instrument, carefully inspecting any blemishes on the surface. Next, we check the playability and setup by inspecting and adjusting the truss rod (if available), bridge, nut, and frets. If the instrument has electronics, we test all of the electronic components to make sure they are functioning properly.
After a thorough inspection, we then move on to maintenance. We start by lubricating any moving parts on the instrument, such as tuning machines. We then move on to cleaning and oiling the fretboard along with the frets.
Once maintenance is done, we stretch and tune the strings and play test the instrument. After this, we do a final inspection and clean/detail the instrument before packing it up for shipment.
We’re excited to be a part of your instrument buying experience.