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 Sitka Spruce top
back & sidesThermo Aged™ Solid Mahogany back & Mahogany sides
bracingThermo Aged™ Spruce X Bracing
neckMahogany Soft-V shape neck
fretboardCultured Maple
bridgeCultured Maple
body bindingGrained Ivoroid
top board purflingHerringbone
inlaySpecially designed Mother of Pearl fretboard inlay
tuning machineGrover® Chrome Open Gear tuners w/Butterbean knobs (18:1 gear ratio)
nut materialBone
number of frets18
saddle materialCompensated Bone saddle
bridge pinsIbanez Advantage™ bridge pins
stringsD'Addario® EXP™ strings
finish topGloss
finish back and sidesGloss
finish neck backSatin

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 Mahogany Back and Spruce Back Bracing

Thermo Aged™ solid Mahogany back and Thermo Aged™ Spruce back bracing offers a wide open resonant sound with vivid tone projection.

Cultured Maple fretboard & bridge

Cultured Maple is an engineered tonewood made up of Maple and epoxy. By mixing and compressing with epoxy resin, the wood becomes stronger and more stable, and offers a smooth feel and a solid yet fat sound with no dead points on the fretboard.

Bone nut and saddle

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

Grover® Chrome Open Gear tuners w/Butterbean knobs

Grover® open gear tuners w/butterbean knobs(18:1 gear ratio) ensure accurate, stable tuning and help reduce the headstock weight, while contributing to the vintage look.

Deluxe Design Mother Of Pearl Fretboard Inlay

Ibanez's original Mother of Pearl fretboard inlay adds to the timeless look Artwood Vintage guitars.

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.