2004 Ibanez Artcore AFS75TD Hollowbody Electric Guitar

Ya know, the more I see of these Artcore (and "Artstar") guitars, the more impressed I am by the factories churning-out Ibanez product. I mean -- what the heck? This thing is mint green with cream binding and blends Gretsch-style body handling with Gibson-style neck handling and tone. And it's mint green! What the heck? They're clearly targeting people like me with these "vintagey-not-vintage" choices.

Anyhow, this one's here on consignment and I only had to give it a glorified setup for it to play spot-on, quick, and easy. It has a (repaired) chip out of the nut and a small ding on the bass-waist-side, but otherwise it looks like it just came out of a shop... 18 years younger than it is.

Apparently this series was first made in China (like this one) in 2002 and then production migrated to Indonesia after 2004. I hope they stayed the same quality-wise because this one's quite good right off the bat. The Ibanez tailpiece might as well be a "Bigsby License" one because it works just like them -- well.

Repairs included: mild setup, minor adjustments.

Body wood: ply hollowbody

Bridge: rosewood base, TOM-style adjustable top w/roller saddles

Fretboard: rosewood

Neck wood: unknown (maple?)

Pickups: 2x Gib-style humbucker

Action height at 12th fret: 1/16" overall (fast)
String gauges: 46w-10 lights

Neck shape: slim C

Board radius: ~14"

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium

Scale length: 24 3/4"

Nut width: 1 11/16"

Body width: 15 5/8"

Body depth: 1 3/4" + arching depth

Weight: 6 lbs 11 oz

Condition notes: has one small nick/ding to the bass-side at the waist and one repaired chip to the low-E slot of the nut. It's good to go, otherwise, and quite clean. There's only the mildest wear and only a little mild hardware tarnish (pickup covers).