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Ibanez Introduces Two Limited Production Jazz Boxes at NAMM

New from Ibanez are two Artcore guitars that meet the definition of true "jazz boxes," the old musician''s slang term for the large-bodied full-hollow guitars first used in jazz.
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Of the two, the most traditional of these offerings is the Artcore AF84EDVS. This model features just one "floating" pickup--the pickup sits over, not in, the body--and the guitar lacks the cutaway in the body found in later instruments, which contributes to the instrument's traditional look and sound. The other offering, the AK75DGD, hearkens to slightly more recent times as it does sport a cutaway, two set-in-the-body pickups and a fancy gold finish.

AF84EDVS Features:

  • Available Finish DVS Dark Violin Sunburst
  • Body Material Spruce Top and Flamed Maple Back and Sides
  • Body Dimensions 70mm at tail
  • Neck Material 3pc Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany Artcore DX
  • Neck Scale 24 3/4"
  • No. Frets/Type 22/Large
  • Fingerboard Bound Rosewood
  • Inlay Artcore DX
  • Bridge - Rosewood traditional
  • H/W Color - Chrome
  • Neck Pickup - Ibanez Floating Mini-Humbucker
  • Controls -One tone, One volume
  • Other Special Features -Non-cutaway Body

AK75DGD Features:

  • Available Finish - GC Gold
  • Body Material - Maple top, back and sides
  • Body Dimensions - 70mm at tail
  • Neck Material - Mahogany
  • Neck Scale - 24 3/4"
  • No. Frets/Type - 22/Large
  • Fingerboard - Bound Rosewood
  • Inlay - Pearl Block
  • Bridge - Rosewood
  • H/W Color - Chrome
  • Neck Pickup - ACH1 Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup - ACH2 Humbucker
  • Controls -Two volume, Two tone
  • Other Special Features - Wood bridge

For more information, visit their web site at www.ibanez.com.

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