Ibanez AF55 Artcore

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  1. Stinky Kitty

    Stinky Kitty Senior Member

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    That's a great deal!
     
  2. Dolebludger

    Dolebludger Premium Member

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    Bling,

    I researched Ibanez AF series hollow body guitars a couple of years back. It seems that they all have low output humbuckers. Also, they all have very thin necks that work well for players with smaller hands and not so well for players with large hands. So it is important to play one before buying.
     
  3. artis_xe

    artis_xe Christopher

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    the pickups are less than desirable . I have an AFS75T __ that also has the Ibanez version of a Bigsby . that is also very wonky

    great sounding guitar . but I'm putting one of the Bare Knuckles P90s versions in the neck position , and replacing the trem with a tailpiece . also a rosewood bridge , and it will be awesome !

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  4. Dolebludger

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    Yes, but there are other solutions to get "your tone" out of an Ibanez AF full hollow body. If your amp has a gain and master (which it should) turn up the gain a little. If you have a clean boost pedal, use it a little. Low output humbuckers are made for jazzers, as are Ibanez AF full hollow bodies. My advice is if you don't want to play jazz (or try to do so like me) don't buy one! Buy a semi-hollow body instead. If you listen to jazz guitarists, you will find their tone rather muted and lacking in sustain. If you don't want that tone, you might be fighting a losing battle with an AF.
     

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