Artwood Vintage Thermo Aged™

The Artwood Vintage series now showcases another vintage element by applying an "aging" process to the tonewood : "Thermo Aged™" tone wood, made by a special drying process at a high temperature which is commonly known as "baking" or "torrefaction."



body shapeParlor body
topThermo Aged™ Solid Caucasian Spruce top
back & sidesMahogany back & sides
bracingThermo Aged™ Spruce X Bracing
neckMahogany Soft-V shape neck
top board purflingHerringbone
inlayGold Mother of Pearl dot fretboard inlay
soundhole rosetteWooden multi rosette
tuning machineAntique Chrome tuners w/Oval knobs
nut materialUnbleached Oil-impregnated Bone
number of frets18
saddle materialUnbleached Oil-impregnated Bone nut & saddle
bridge pinsIbanez Advantage™ bridge pins
stringsD'Addario® EXP™ strings
finish topSemi Gloss
finish back and sidesSemi Gloss
finish neck backSemi Gloss

Neck Dimensions

Scale :634mm
a : Width43mm at NUT
b : Width55mm at 14F
c : Thickness21.5mm at 1F
d : Thickness22.5mm at 7F
Radius :400mmR

Body Dimensions

a : Length19 1/2"
b : Width14 1/4"
c : Max Depth5"


  • Dovetail Neck Joint

Recommended Case/Bag


Thermo Aged™ Solid Top and Spruce X Bracing

Thermo Aged™ Solid top w/Thermo Aged™ Spruce X bracing delivers ample volume and an enormous frequency range.

Thermo Aged™ Solid Caucasian Spruce top, Mahogany back & sides

The AVC11/AVD11/AVN11 feature a Thermo Aged™ Solid Caucasian Spruce top with Mahogany back and sides. The combination of those provide a mature, very smooth tonal character from top to bottom with increased volume.

Ovangkol fretboard & bridge

Ovankol produces a rich mid range with clear high end.

Bone nut and saddle

A bone nut and saddle provide optimal transference of the natural string vibration.

Ibanez Advantage™ bridge pins

These pins really are an advantage over old-fashioned pins. Advantage™ pins are easier to take out and easier to put in than standard pins. A special bulb-shaped end makes the pin easy to grip and also prevents the pin from being pushed in too far. Best of all, with Advantage™, the pin and string stay put.

Simplified Graph Comparing Thermo Aged™ to Non-Thermo Aged Guitars

The Thermo Aged™ process makes the sound louder across the entire frequency range, especially the bass and treble areas. (The base line in the graph represents the sound character of Non-Thermo Aged guitar). Having a Thermo Aged™ solid back brings further enhancement to the sound along with the Thermo Aged™ solid top; even more bass, even more treble, and plenty of punch.