For decades, Ibanez has been re-energizing the hollow body world with a wide variety of original designs, unrivaled playability and polished tone. By closely working with many legendary artists, Ibanez is constantly striving to experiment, innovate and deliver. This enthusiasm for exploration has led to the creation of the Contemporary Archtop series. Specifically designed to meet the demands of today's cutting edge players. Selected tone woods, outstanding craftsmanship, custom pickups and reliable hardware, are all elements carefully chosen for inspiring serious and experienced players. The Contemporary Archtop series is an invitation to take your guitar style on a new musical journey.
|neck type||AFC 3pc Maple/Mahogany set-in neck|
|body||Spruce top/Flamed Maple back & sides|
|fretboard||Bound Ebony fretboard w/Mother of Pearl off-set block inlay|
|fret||Medium frets w/Artstar fret edge treatment|
|tailpiece||VT14 tailpiece w/AFC wood cover|
|neck pickup||Magic Touch-Mini (H) neck pickup (Passive/Alnico)|
|a : Width||43mm at NUT|
|b : Width||56.3mm at 20F|
|c : Thickness||21mm at 1F|
|d : Thickness||24mm at 9F|
|a : Length||19 1/2"|
|b : Width||15 3/4"|
|c : Max Depth||3 5/8"|
As well as providing its stylish appearance these features help provide a balanced tone, and with the addition of plywood top, help to avoid unnecessary feedback.
Ebony produces a tight low and mid range with an iconic attack on the high end. It also features a quick response and rich sustain.
The rock solid Ebony compensated bridge give the output a clear intonation, longer sustain and acoustic resonance.
The Ibanez custom made Magic Touch-Mini humbucker pickup provides a balance of classic tones, alongside clear articulation on both the top and bottom of the sound spectrum. Players can enjoy the clean response on the top end, presenting fast melodies or complex chord progressions with clarity and precision.
Thanks to floating mount, the "Magic Touch-Mini" pickups do not dampen the guitars natural body vibration, thus allowing a bigger richer acoustic tone.