The AFJ95B features a beautiful spruce top with flamed maple back and sides, bound with clean, black binding—a stylish look that carries over to the headstock and fretboard as well. Its expertly crafted set-in neck construction ensures that the AFJ95B’s all-important neck joint is both solid and comfortable, and that the body’s robust liveliness remains intact. The fretboard is rich rosewood contrasted by clean, white block inlays, set to a 3-piece mahogany/maple set-in neck that has proven its reliability on thousands of Ibanez hollow and semi-hollow bodies throughout the years.
Ibanez Artcore Expressionist AFJ95B Hollowbody Guitar Features
- Expressionist AFJ 3-piece Mahogany/Maple set-in neck
- Spruce top/Flamed Maple back/sides hollow body
- Bound Rosewood fretboard with Acrylic block inlay
- Medium frets
- ART-W bridge
- Gold Hardware
- D’Addario Jazz light flat wound strings equipped
Jazz fans will recognize the AFJ95B’s original Ibanez Super 58 pickups—the preferred pickup of George Benson, Pat Metheny, and John Scofield in their own Signature models. The Super 58s’ warm, balanced articulation and excellent response make it an ideal choice, not only for jazz, but a variety of genres ranging from rock to blues and beyond.
Over the past decade, Ibanez has been re-energizing the hollow-body guitar market with a wide variety of original designs, ranging from rock-oriented hybrids to straight-up jazz-boxes. With its Artcore Expressionist line, Ibanez has created yet another chapter in the story of its acclaimed Artcore series. Built with tone woods selected both for their beauty and their musicality, the Expressionist line covers the gamut of styles for which Ibanez hollow and semi-hollow bodies are famous.