The AFC151 comes with the Ibanez custom made Magic Touch-Mini humbucker pickup, providing a balance of classic tones, alongside clear articulation on both the top and bottom of the sound spectrum.
Ibanez Artstar AFC151 Hollowbody Guitar Features
- AFC 3-piece Mahogany/Maple set-in neck
- Magic Touch-Mini humbucker pickup
- Bound Ebony fretboard
- VT14 tailpiece with AFC wood cover
The AFC151 features larger headstock design, 3-piece mahogany/ maple set-in neck and bound ebony fretboard with hand rolled fret edge treatment provide maximum playing comfort and smooth articulation. Built with a selected spruce top, flamed maple back and sides with flamed maple bound hollow body, all dressed in beautiful high gloss transparent finish. As well as providing its stylish appearance these elements provide a balanced tone, and with the addition of plywood top, help to avoid unnecessary feedback. The rock solid ebony compensated bridge provides better intonation, longer sustain and acoustic resonance.
Players can enjoy the clean response on the top end, presenting fast melodies or complex chord progressions with clarity and precision. The bottom end also has a deep warm and rich classic sound, but with a clarity specially adjusted to help avoid muddy low end tones. This tonal balance is complimented by the pickup’s extra sensitivity that clearly captures and accentuates the players pick attack and plucking style opening the possibilities of a wide range of playing techniques. Thanks to floating mount, the Magic Touch-Mini pickup does not dampen the guitars natural body vibration, thus allowing a bigger richer acoustic tone. These are all complimented by the newly designed pickguard, tailpiece cover and wooden control knobs. The AFC151 comes with hardshell case.
For many decades, Ibanez has been re-energizing the hollow body world with a wide variety of original designs, unrivaled playability and polished tones. By closely working with many legendary artists Ibanez is constantly striving to experiment, innovate and deliver. This enthusiasm for exploration has led to the Contemporary Archtop series, customized specifically to meet the demands of today’s cutting edge players.