Ibanez Artcore AF75

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Ibanez

Description The AF75 is Ibanez's attempt to bring hollow body designs into an affordable price range. This is a beautiful blue finished six-string hollowbody with no tremolo arm. It is extremely well made for the price range and very playable.
Posted By Rocco Ballerini (575)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 1/17/2007, Peter Kiley (890) posted:
Overall Rating:
Overall, it is a very playable guitar and enjoyable to play. I bought it simply because I did not have a hollowbody "jazz guitar" and I was able to talk down Guitar center in price. At first, I did not know what to expect, but I have been pleasantly surprised.
Model Year: 2006
Price: $250.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Features:
The best feature about this guitar is the blue sunburst finish! Very eye catching!!!
Playability:
The guitar is very stable and plays/stays in tune. The action needed a bit of tweaking right off the bat, but it wasn't much.
Sound Quality:
Electronics are very clean and crisp. Through a small Marshall, the AF75 shines. Even when paired with an Epiphone valve jr., it's natural overdrive is great.
Durability:
I will need to keep you posted on this one, as it is only two weeks old.
On 11/1/2004, Rocco Ballerini (575) posted:
Overall Rating:
I had been looking at a variety of hollow body guitars but could not afford a $2000-3000 Gretsch. This guitar was an inexpensive alternative which still gave me a fun guitar to jam with that has the hollow body look, sound, and feel.
Model Year: 2004
Price: $325.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Features:
Blue sunburst, double cutaway hollow body Maple top, sides, and back Mahogany neck Bound rosewood fretboard ACH1 humbucker at the neck ACH2 humbucker at the bridge 2 tone knobs and 2 volume knobs an ART-1 bridge with a VT50 tailpiece
Playability:
It is very playable now but I needed to send it to a guitar tech to have several of the frets filed down and set it up correctly. It needed some work to get everything aligned.
Sound Quality:
You may ask how Ibanez can get away with making a great looking hollow body at such a low price? Part of the reason is the electronics are a bit cheap. I will definitely replace both humbuckers with better ones in the future. You really have to work to get good tone with this guitar. But with the right settings, amp, effects, etc. this guitar can deliver.
Durability:
I have no complaints about the body or neck of this guitar. Both are very good. It seems very durable but never lose sight of the fact that it is still a hollowbody. It will naturally be a bit more delicate than a solidbody electric.