There’s something enticing about the look of an older, vintage guitar—well- worn with battle scars earned throughout its years of hard use. Much like a favorite leather jacket or rare antique furnishings, a vintage guitar immediately feels comfortable and sets a tone unlike anything brand new or right off the shelf. It’s this idea that inspired the Ibanez Artcore Vintage Series.
Lurking beneath the AFV75’s aged facade and smoky, low gloss finish is a single cutaway hollow body that can handle anything from jazz standards to country and western. The AFV75 features a select-grade Linden hollow body that creates a rich, warm, deep-voiced tone. The neck features a bound Laurel fretboard with block inlays and is joined to the body at the 14th fret for comfortable access to higher notes. The AFV75 also sports an Art Deco-style tailpiece, which complements the instrument’s nostalgic character. Classic Elite pickups offer warm, ultra-responsive tone with moderate output.