The AC388 of the Artwood series is the embodiment of Ibanez approach where they provide modern technology upon the traditional creation of a guitar. Cutting edge woodworking technology enables the guitar maker’s luthiers to reproduce the sophisticated bracing techniques of one-of-a-kind instruments of yesteryear.
The grand concert body shape of the AC388, along with the solid rosewood top and shorter scale, delivers a wide dynamic sound when strumming and quick response when finger picking, thanks to the light weight Open Pore Natural finish. Rosewood top, back, and sides body construction creates rich, bright and balanced tonal character.
Thermo Aged tone wood, made by a special drying process is used for both the bridge and bridge plate for amazing response. The bone nut and saddle were chosen for its ability to transfer string vibration naturally. Ibanez Chrome open gear tuners ensure smooth and stable tuning.
While tradition is obviously the hallmark of the Artwood series, the company’s decades-long search for the ultimate in acoustic tone has contributed to design alterations that give Artwood a voice all its own.