Ibanez AVN6 - Distressed Tobacco Sunburst

6-string Acoustic Guitar with Solid Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Aged Bone Nut, and Nickel Tuners - Distressed Tobacco Sunburst
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Antique Looks, Punchy Tone

The Ibanez AVN6's small body and short scale produce a warm and punchy tone that calls back to the roots of American music. This parlor guitar is a joy to play around the house; its mahogany body and solid spruce top accurately reproduce the nuances of fingerpicked and strummed patterns without a lot of booming bass to mask finer details. Period-correct appointments include an antique finish with a herringbone soundhole rosette, an aged bone nut and saddle for enhanced sustain, and a slotted headstock to prevent string breakage.

Ibanez Artwood Vintage Acoustic Parlor Guitar at a Glance:
  • Vintage-styled looks and tone
  • Fun to play and travels well
  • Warm midrange sits well in a mix
Vintage-styled looks and tone

The Ibanez Artwood Vintage's appeal is apparent from the moment you see it. A classic body style with antique stylings have a look that calls out to be played, and a balanced, boxy tone will give new life to your licks and songs arrangements.

Fun to play and travels well

Sweetwater guitarists have been fans of the Ibanez Artwood Vintage series since the beginning, and we feel the AVN6 carries on the tradition that made the originals great. The AVN6's antique appointments and smaller body have an inviting quality that you'll reach for night after night in the studio, in the bedroom, or out on the porch.

Warm midrange sits well in a mix

The Artwood AVN6's mahogany back and sides and solid spruce top generate a rich, warm, balanced midrange tone that doesn't compete for a lot of bandwidth in a live or recorded mix. This can help you keep from reducing your acoustic tone to a "shaker" sound in a full arrangement, as can happen with full-sized acoustics.

Ibanez Artwood Vintage Acoustic Parlor Guitar Features:
  • Looks and tone that hark back to early American music
  • Fun to play - great for mornings on the patio or nights in the studio
  • Small body and short scale deliver full midrange with punchy transients
  • Sits well in a full mix
  • Mahogany back and sides provide warmth and body
  • Solid spruce top adds articulation and character
  • Vintage-styled finish gives off an authentic vibe
  • Herringbone rosette for stage-ready looks
  • Aged bone nut and saddle for enhanced sustain
  • Antique nickel tuners for looks and tuning stability
Get early-American tone authority with the Ibanez Artwood Vintage parlor guitar!

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Tech Specs

Series Artwood Vintage
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Parlor
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Distressed Tobacco Sunburst
Top Wood Solid Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Mahogany
Neck Wood Mahogany
Radius 15.7"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Gold Mother of Pearl Dots
Number of Frets 18
Scale Length 24.96"
Tuning Machines Antique Nickel
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Aged Bone/Aged Bone
Nut Width 1.692"
Body Length 19.5"
Body Width 14.25"
Body Depth 5"
Manufacturer Part Number AVN6DTS

Customer Reviews

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My Ibanez AVNdts6 is Incredible

I am blown away at the quality of this little 12 fret guitar. Well made in every way. That surprised me. It plays like butter up and down the neck. I'm not good at describing tones, but the "baked in" spruce top, aged bone saddle, nut . . makes every chord, arpeggio, scale, hammer on, slide . . ring out with mellow, cheerful authority. I'm not much of a finger pick guy, but this guitar sounds great with a heavy pick. Not a dead spot anywhere. No buzz on any fret. Because it's scaled down in size, weight, it's a dream to play all day. This guitar feels like an old friend in style, sound, playability. I was a little worried the vintage look would be cheesy, but it's really pretty cool and a pleasure to look at. I almost feel like the guitar is 70 years old. It sure sounds like it in a good way. How do I know? I've owned 6 $500 dollar price range guitars from some well known names . . none of them sound or look as good as this one. I want to thank Chris S. at Sweetwater for being an excellent engineer in my purchase. He was invested in my satisfaction of this guitar and was more than happy to let me exchange another Ibanez model for this one. The issue with the other model? The look of it didn't appeal to me even though it played like a machine too. Btw, this was my first "online" guitar purchase and I think I would do it this way from now on. But I have my dream guitar now, so no need to. Thanks again, Chris. Good job, Ibanez. Seriously.
Music background: Intermediate (hack) guitar player (25 years)

Distressed Parlor Guitar

In 1965, my parents purchased guitars for my brother and for me. It was my first: mahogany finish, rounded lower bout, a touch of herringbone here and there. The total cost was $17, which included a month’s worth of weekly group lessons based on a Mel Bay book. When I asked the instructor what the make was of my new guitar, he told me it was a “Spanish” guitar. My latest guitar, a brand new Ibanez distressed AVN6, arrived last week. I did not realize it until the Ibanez was in my hands, but there are a few similarities between my original 1965 model and this new parlor guitar, and I am quite pleased with the Ibanez. Thanks to Sweetwater, the new guitar was inspected and properly adjusted when it arrived. Nice Ibanez construction. The action is easy. Tuning with the slotted head is smooth and precise. The tone is exceptional; robust and bright. With a capo at the fourth fret and a .46 mm pick, the guitar provides a touch of chime that sounds Celtic. I think that the overall shape contributes to this pleasing ringing tone. The 12 fret neck is nicely sized for my bigger fingers, but there is no distinct peanut waist. The guitar has kind of a snowman shape, round lower bout, soft shoulders above, plain sides and back (mahogany) and there is no edging. The guitar is fun to play with a great sound, and the distressed finish is terrific – just as advertised. The guitar has an appealing, authentic, weathered look with a solid feel – not hailed out or dried out like an old guitar, just vintage and stout; a sense of history. The antique, pewter grey tuning keys and the dusky nut and saddle are nice touches. I am glad that I purchased the Ibanez, and I appreciate Sweetwater’s efforts in fulfilling the order in such a friendly, timely manner (Thanks, Ryan). So was it a subconscious yearning to re-live my youth that drew me to this distressed guitar in the first place? I don’t think so. But I am glad to have these two guitars on either side of 50 years worth of playing.
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Ibanez, Ibanez 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Ibanez Other Acoustic Instruments