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 type||AFBV Artcore 3pc Maple/Mahogany neck|
|fretboard||Bound Treated New Zealand Pine fretboard w/White dot inlay|
|bridge||ART-1 wooden bridge (19mm string spacing)|
|neck pickup||Classic Elite Bass neck pickup (Passive)|
|bridge pickup||Classic Elite Bass bridge pickup (Passive)|
|hardware color||Antique chrome|
|a : Width||42mm at NUT|
|b : Width||63mm at 22F|
|c : Thickness||21.5mm at 1F|
|d : Thickness||24mm at 9F|
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.
The Artcore acoustic bass features bridge and neck Classic Elite Bass Pickups that deliver classic tone, punch and extra output.
The Sure Grip III knobs are designed for precise control with nonslip functionality, along with smooth and classic looks.