Artcore Vintage Basses

More than ever, bassists craving instruments that bear a bit of wear-and-tear are now being forced to spend more than ever for their dream bass. Even relic'd new instruments are commanding outrageous sums, making them equally unattainable. In answer to this demand, Ibanez offers its affordable Artcore Vintage Bass series. The Artcore Vintage "aging" process applies to hardware and other appointments, as well as the body, giving each bass a convincingly real, worn appearance. These basses are still Artcore to the heart... expressive, well-built and dependable.



neck typeAGBV Artcore 3pc Maple/Mahogany set-in neck
bodyMaple top/back/sides
fretboardBound Treated New Zealand Pine fretboard w/White dot inlay
fretMedium frets
bridgeGibraltar III bridge (19mm string spacing)
neck pickupClassic Elite Bass neck pickup (Passive)
bridge pickupClassic Elite Bass bridge pickup (Passive)
hardware colorAntique chrome

Neck Dimensions

Scale :770mm/30.3"
a : Width42mm at NUT
b : Width63mm at 22F
c : Thickness21.5mm at 1F
d : Thickness24mm at 9F
Radius :400mmR



  • 770mm/30.3" scale
  • Max body thickness; 2 5/8"/ Width at lower bout; 14 1/2"


Treated New Zealand Pine fretboard

Treated New Zealand Pine has gone through an advanced seasoning process which yields a harder, more durable piece of wood. As a result, it offers enhanced stability while producing a rich warm tone.

Classic Elite Bass Pickup

The Artcore acoustic bass features bridge and neck Classic Elite Bass Pickups that deliver classic tone, punch and extra output.

Sure Grip III Control Knobs

The Sure Grip III knobs are designed for precise control with nonslip functionality, along with smooth and classic looks.