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Ibanez AFS80T Hollowbody Electric Guitar  

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    A true, full hollowbody that's ready to race.

    The AFS80T electric guitar is from Ibanez's most traditional full-acoustic-electric lines with a large hollowbody that's truly full-hollow. Unlike many so-called "full acoustics" which feature soundblocks in the body, the AFS80T produces the rich, complex tones you can only get from a true, full-hollow guitar body.

    The AFS85T guitar features a Roadster metallic finish with a white racing strip, an Artcore set-in neck; maple top, back, and sides; a vintage-style vibrato; and modern ACH humbucking pickups.

    Features
    • Hollowbody style
    • All maple top, back, and sides
    • 3-piece mahogany/maple Artcore DX et-in neck
    • Bound rosewood fretboard
    • Pearl block inlays
    • ACH1 neck pickup
    • ACH2 bridge pickup
    • 2 volume, 2 tone controls
    • 3-way pickup toggle
    • Ibanez Sure Grip III control knobs

    Get your motor runnin' with this retro roadster.

     
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    IbanezAFS80T Hollowbody Electric Guitar
     
    5.0

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fun to play (3)
    • Good feel (3)
    • Good tone (3)
    • Solid electronics (3)

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        5.0

        Outstanding Guitar!

        By Strick9

        from PSL, FL

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • GREAT sound
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Pickups Are A Bit Muddy

        Best Uses

        • everything

        Comments about Ibanez AFS80T Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

        Great hollow body tone in a thin package. Neck is really comfortable, and fast. The paint job on the AFS80T is outstanding and tthe finishing is superb. The guitar is the same as an AFS75T except with a little more custom paint job. The licensed Bigsby works fantastic. Do have some binding on the net with the G string but I am working that out. The guitar can handle from everything from Jazz, Rockabilly, Rock, and Punk. You can achieve a great sound but just for the un-initiated, hollow bodies feedback at high volumes. Great value for the money!

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing Value!

        By 35yearsOfGuitar

        from Westchester, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful finish
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Great feel
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Hard to clean pick guard

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Ibanez AFS80T Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

        I have had it a few months now and the only complaint that I have specific to this guitar (and it's a small one) is that when the clear pick guard gets dusty it is difficult to access the backside to wipe off the dust. Obviously there are workarounds like using a ruler or stick with the cleaning cloth, etc. but, as when I started my comment, this is a minor nit with an otherwise incredible instrument.

        If you haven't owned a hollow-body you should know that they all experience feedback with high gain and/or distortion setting but that's not specific to this instrument.

        I would buy another one in a heartbeat. I have three other guitars (including more expensive ones) and this has become my go-to.

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        5.0

        this is a no brainer

        By Steve-gIEwJ

        from Illinois

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording

          Comments about Ibanez AFS80T Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          I am mainly an acoustic guitar player but love the sound of a good electric hollowbody. This guitar has such warm tone, it's unbeliebable for the price. Use the neck pickup for warm, jazzy rythmn chords, switch to the bridge pu for great crunch. The slip resistent rubber on the knobs are a thoughtful touch. The vibrato is second to none, it is NOT a bigsby ripoff, the vibrato on the Ibanez IS a liscensed bigsby vibrato. This guitar does everything, no matter what style you play. Action is good, and with the non-fixed bridge can be easily adjusted. No need for any neck adjustment on mine out of the box. Can't afford any Gretsch model and I have a semi-hollow body Ibanez that plays awsome, so I thought I would try this. Loved all the color choices, the binding on the neck and f holes are a great touch. I decided on the orange, loved the look of the blue as well. It's thin, but rosonates very well.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Hollowbody

          By Wildbird99

          from Long Island, NY

          Comments about Ibanez AFS80T Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          I had gone out shopping for a Les Paul or SG, and saw an AFS80T hanging on the wall. Since I play rockabilly and love hollowbodies, I figured I'd give it a shot. I instantly fell in love and bought it. It holds its own compared to my other rockabilly guitars (Gretsch Hot Rod and Pro Jet, Gibson ES137, Carvin SH550, Epiphone ES295 and Dot Studio). In fact, I often prefer playing it. The thin body makes it feel less bulky, it looks awesome, and sounds great (I expected to have to change the pickups, but as soon as I played it at performance volume, I realized there was no need). The only thing I have changed -- this is a standard mod for me -- is to use Planet Waves 18:1 locking tuners. I love to mod my guitars, but there's nothing on this guitar that is not exactly what I want.
          The only thing I don't love about this guitar is the pickup selector location. All of my other rockabilly guitars have it on the upper bout. Fortunately, I don't change puckups often during a song. The binding everywhere is a very nice touch -- even the f-holes are bound.
          I haven't notioced any blemishes or rough spots at all. The fit and finish are amazing for the price. We are living in the golden age of cheap guitars.
          The price is ridiculous. This is a serious hollowbody guitar for dirt cheap.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A GREAT guitar for the price.

          By Brother Roy

          from Kansas

          Comments about Ibanez AFS80T Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          I found a small paint void on the bass side of the neck, and a rough spot where the binding had been blended together. Other than that it is flawless. I did have it setup by my technitian. Playability is great, the neck profile isn't slim taper or a basebell bat, it falls in a nice place in between. Jumbo frets were dressed nicely.
          I recieved the Starlight Blue AFS80T for Christmas. Let me start by saying I already own an Epiphone Casino, I was wanting a hollow body with Humbucker's as well. 2 tone pots, 2 volume pots, a three position switch, and a licensed Gretch Vibrato. It's bound front, back, neck, headstock and F holes. The real innovation on this guitar is the roller bridge, it is smooth with no string hangups.
          The build quality is very good. I'd give it an outstanding, but i found a couple of finish flaws.
          For the money you spend, you get alot of guitar. The pick ups are crisp and clean until you add some distortion, then this thing really comes alive. The neck and the rosewood fretboard couldn't be better. I really expected to find small ridges at the edges of the block inlays, did not happen. As smooth as a baby's butt. The vibrato works well, and it's action is smooth, although the arm gets in the way of your controls sometimes. The finsh is an eyepopper, it will get noticed. The sound quality was all I have come to expect from Ibanez. I also have an Ibby AM73B Semi hollow, double cutaway, and an Ibby ARX140 solid body, carved Mahogany double cutaway.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Guitar at a Great Price!

          By Shaheen Eydgahi

          from Minnesota

          Comments about Ibanez AFS80T Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          Really, the only downside of this guitar is the pickups, and really that is all just preference. Even if you don't like them, swap another set in for $250-300 and you've got one of the best hollow-bodies on the market (in any price range) for $800! I can't say enough about this guitar. First time I ever played it, not only was I getting compliments on my sound, but also on the looks. I had more people tell me how sweet the guitar looked than anything else I've ever owned. All in all, a great axe to buy and to play.
          This guitar has everything I need. I love the Ibanez-knock off of a Bigsby, works just as well in my opinion. I also like that the pickguard is big enough to sit on top of the pickup rings - nice feature. The binding all around is great - especially on the F-holes, a nice feature compared to a lot of other hollow-bodies under $1000. The ONLY complaint I have is where the pickup selector switch is - I feel it would be better on the top, like on a Gretsch, but oh well, it's minor.
          Let me split this one up into three categories:

          1. Finish (10): Absolutely flawless. This guitar is by far the most beautiful one I've ever owned in my life, and it's number 12. For being a $500 guitar from Ibanez, I wasn't expecting much, but it's amazing. The binding on the neck and the frets are spot on. The green metallic flake has no comparison - you have to see it in person.

          2. Hardware (9): I love the roller bridge on this guitar, it was one of the two selling points that made me get this over a Gretsch G5120. I do have to say it works really well. Bigsby works like a charm, all pots and jack work excellently. The only thing that would've been nice is to have locking tuners, but oh well, I can upgrade later.

          3. Pickups (7): This is really the only downfall of the guitar. I normally play two guitars - a Hagstrom Super Swede (LP) and a G&L Asat Classic (Tele). I've found that I can leave all my amp and pedal settings the same and my sound quality is good with either guitar. However, with this one, I found the ACH pickups to be quite a bit more boomy with a very pronounced low-mid range. It really muddied up my tone and I had to make some adjustments to get the sound I wanted. Once I dialed everything in correctly, then the pups sounded great! I would just rather have pups that I can use with my settings for all my other guitars. I will be changing them out for something better in the near future. However, if you're not going to be playing any other guitars, these pickups are great. Don't let anyone tell you that they're not - I just found you have to work a little harder to get the tone outta them...
          You couldn't convince me with a gun to my head that there is a better value hollow-body on the market today! When you add up all the features - most beautiful finish ever, bigsby, binding everywhere, roller bridge, etc - and it only costs $500... I mean, come on - it's really a no brainer! Don't even consider the Gretsch G5120 to this - it doesn't even come close to the value of this guitar. I played both when deciding which to buy. Sonically, stock out of the box, this guitar has a sound quality of 7 out of 10. The Gretsch has 8 out of 10. In my opinon, that is not enough to warrant $250 extra, not to mention, you'd be missing out on some of the best features (finish, bridge).

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Ibanez AFS80t

          Comments about Ibanez AFS80T Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          All in all a very solid guiter. It hits so many different tones, from loud thrashy punk rock to mellow worship music. Its also pretty twangy when its played on the clean channel of my amp (Bugera v22). This things paint job really turns heads too. 5 people stopped while i walked of GC with asking me what it was. With some heavy effects this guitar can really pump out some Angrls and Airwaves spacy kind of sound. Grab a slide and give the amp some fuzz and youre in blues heaven. Crank the gain and its just as ballsy as my epi sg (Epiphone sg-400 is an excellent guitar as well and is one to look into), not as raw but just as loud. Overall, im extremely satisfied with this guitar. (i got the green one! :D)
          Its got everything i was looking for in a guitar. The tremolo is sweet and actually stays in tune. My only complaint is the cheap feeling acryllic pickguard. I feel like its gonna snap everytime it moves.
          Flawless ibanez quailty. I even got it used from GC and it was still perfect. It also is surprisingly sturdy. My strap lock broke on stage once and it dropped, only left a little dent.
          Cant say much for value as i got mine for a great price but i would be 100% willing to pay more for it.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Poor Man's Gretsch?!!

          By TeleBob

          from Maryland

          Comments about Ibanez AFS80T Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          Ibanez has crafted a high quality guitar that delivers on looks, sound and playability. I'm mostly a Tele player, but I wanted a different guitar (other than Gibson or Rick) to provide some additional sonics on some of the twangy cover songs I sometimes play. With the Bigsby-like vintage vibrato tailpiece, I can play surf music and add a little extra twang to my licks and chords. I'm still not fully used to the extra body width of this booming hollowbody guitar, but its working for me (since June 2011). I played this guitar at a local music store for a month, before deciding to buy it. I chose the orange color which looks BigTime CooL on stage. It sounds sweet with either a solid-state or tube Fender amp. This is a raging twang machine.
          I love the rockabilly stylish looks: hot orange with a white racing stripe. Nice action on the fretboard. Great sounding pickups: twangy chime with round overtones.
          A well made instrument: good design, very playable. Quality electronics and overall craft in paint and assembly.
          An excellently priced electric guitar: I jokingly refer to this guitar as "the poor man's Gretsch" as it (kinda) looks like one, and delivers much of the same sound and style.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Guitar for the Price!

          By Adam Brinkman

          from Colorado

          Comments about Ibanez AFS80T Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          The value of this instrument is amazing for the price. Definitely get one!
          This is one of the best sounding guitars I have ever played for under $500. It's easy to play and very striking with the orange paintjob.
          I have found no issues with this guitar.
          For the price, sound and quality it's much better than the similar Gretsch's out there fthat go for several hundred more.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          COOLEST AND THE BEST!

          By Philip Weinstock

          from Kentucky

          Comments about Ibanez AFS80T Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          The only possible improvement would be to alter the pickups to switchable single coils for that Fender "quack" sound.
          First, I'm 60 years old and have had EVERY guitar you can possibly imagine - I was even in the record business back in 69 and 70 - used to hang out with Dan Armstrong, etc. This was an unexpected find in my local music store - BUY THIS GUITAR! It is so versatile - for rock, R&B, blues, and espcially rockabilly!! Tone for days - super-solid neck - very comfortable not too heavy..just the best all around I've run into in decades AND THE PRICE! Holy Crap! Get it!!
          Rock solid. Electronics great.
          The best value of ANY guitar I've EVER seen - no exaggeration.

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