Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Flame Maple Body, Spruce Top, 3-piece Mahogany/Maple Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, and 2 x Humbucking Pickups - Vintage Sunburst
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An Affordable Vintage-style HollowbodyThe Ibanez AFJ85 hollowbody electric guitar is an incredibly affordable way to capture the classic look, feel, and style of a vintage hollowbody. The AFJ85's flame-maple body, spruce top, and 3-piece mahogany and maple neck spring to life under your lightest touch, producing rich and melodic tones that stand out, even in the most dense musical mix. Whether you're center stage before a full jazz orchestra or play rockabilly, rock, country, or any other style, you'll create the uniquely rich overtones that only a hollowbody electric guitar can offer with the Ibanez AFJ85.
Ibanez AFJ85 Artcore Series Hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
Vintage jazzbox visuals give this axe big stage appeal
When you take the stage with the Ibanez AFJ85, all eyes will be on you. This axe is a looker. With its classic hollowbody form factor and lustrous vintage sunburst finish, the Ibanez AFJ85 certainly looks like a vintage jazzbox, but it's actually a versatile modern guitar suitable for any musical genre.
Dual humbuckers serve up clear, warm tone
You're sure to appreciate the Ibanez AFJ85's dual humbuckers, which keep noise down while delivering crisp, warm tone - with a tasty touch of overdrive when you dig in. These pups do a great job of amplifying the warm tones generated by the AFJ85's spruce-topped maple body, while maintaining crisp articulation in your notes.
Premium features give you outstanding playability
Ibanez has graced the AFJ85 with premium touches, such as a bound rosewood fretboard and medium frets, that make make playing the AFJ85 a blast. If you're looking for a reasonably priced hollowbody that plays like a million bucks, then you're going to adore the Ibanez AFJ85!
Ibanez AFJ85 Artcore Series Hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
Get genuine vintage jazzbox vibe, with the Ibanez AFJ85!
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Great Guitar, Great Value!
by Mike from west TXThe Ibanez AFJ85 rocks! The tone of this guitar is warm and bright. I've tried it on 3 different amps (solid state and tube) and each time the guitar sounded very clean with a lot of clarity in the no... read more [+]tes. The stock D'addario Jazz Lite flat wound strings are smooth and sound great, will definitely be keeping with this brand for this guitar. Everything was set up the way I like it straight out of the box. This is a versatile guitar for any style. I play punk, rockabilly, jazz, and worship music. Whether you like to play dirty or clean, if you're looking for a quality hollow body at an inexpensive price then this guitar is for you. close [-]
March 4, 2013
Music Background: Worship Leader
by Smokey in MN from MinnesotaI wrote a previous review for the Ibanez AFJ- 85. There is an error; I play right-handed. Still, you can hardly go wrong with this axe, righty or lefty.
March 6, 2013
Music Background: 50 years: folk, surf, rock, jazz & experimental. recording engineer & local produce.r
It's a beauty!
Ibanez Artcore AFJ85
by Donald Rai from United StatesI was originally looking at the Ibanez AS53, AS73, AM73, and AF75, but when I saw the AFJ85 was on sale, I couldn't pass it up. Its style was exactly what I was looking for.
March 8, 2013
Music Background: Playing the guitar again after 25 years. It's just a hobby.
The fit and finish ... read more [+]are okay. I would have given it a higher rating if the fret ends had been finished better, because they were a little rough. Setup on the guitar was good. Realize that you'll have to loosen the strings to get the foam out from under the bridge, but, if you do it carefully, intonation should be okay.
The AFJ85 sounds good too in spite of the ceramic pickups. I went direct-in to my mixer to avoid coloration from my amp and I don't think you can find anything better in this price range.
It's a great looking guitar that plays easily with good sound. I can't complain about it, especially at this price point! close [-]
Henry, Marion, IL
Ibanez Artcore AFJ85
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