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Ibanez AG86 Artcore Semi Hollowbody

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With the Ibanez AG86 hollowbody guitar you get an amazingly affordable price plus the quality and tone you expect from Ibanez. Unlike many so-called ...Click To Read More About This Product

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No longer are full and semi-acoustic guitars just big expensive jazz boxes for jazz players.

With the Ibanez AG86 hollowbody guitar you get an amazingly affordable price plus the quality and tone you expect from Ibanez. Unlike many so-called full-hollow guitars in the more affordable price range that feature soundblocks, this guitar is truly full-hollow. Featuring a 3-piece mahogany neck for additional stability and strength and a full-size body with thinner depth for playing comfort. Bubinga (African rosewood) top, back and sides provide incredible stability and sustain, plus a jaw-dropping look. Medium output Artcore pickups produce clear tones and work well with effects.

FEATURES
  • Artcore set-in mahogany neck
  • Featured bubinga top, sides and back
  • 22 large frets
  • Bound rosewood finger board
  • ART1 bridge
  • ACH1 humbucker neck pickup
  • ACH2 humbucker bridge pickup
  • Pearl block inlay
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4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Most Mellow Artcore

By KS-47A-2

from Mableton, GA

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Lovely guitar in both looks and craftsmanship. It is a relatively cheap guitar, but you wouldn't notice it from the sound or from its comfort factor. The neck is thin, fast, and wonderfully comfortable. The laminate bubinga is beautiful. I picked this up the other day after looking at various archtops and I remain impressed. The tone was so-so before I put flatwound strings (D'Addario ECG24 Jazz Light Chromes); it then immediately sounded perfect...truly shimmering creamy mellow tone.Two complaints: One is the feedback at times, but that seems to be the nature of jazz guitars. This of course can be corrected with the proper setup, amplication settings, shielding, etc. Two is that I would have preferred a single floating neck pickup, but this is very minor.I have 6 guitars, and like others say, this is not the most expensive. It definitely remains my favorite. Ibanez really made a fantastic 'box with this one...do yourself a favor and check one out.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Holy &$%#!

By led man for life

from connecticut

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Wow this guitar is amazing. If your a jazz guitarist get this guitar!!! The fret board is nice and smooth and the fret board inlay is beautiful. the f holes give a great tone to the guitar and the paint is just amazing.You will not be dissapointed.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome guitar

By led man for life

from connecticut

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Wow, I got this guitar about 5 months ago and its amazing for the price. The fretboard is nice and smooth.The only reason that I was a ittle annoyed by was that the d string buzzed alot but I got that fixed. I was playin at my school concert and i was very pleased at how well it played. This guitar could have been easily priced at 1,000+ dollars. This is a no brainer.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Jazz lovers take heed

By Tutich boy

from Bama

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Ok, I play this guitar in my church praise band but it really stands out in our school jazz band. The tone is beautiful not too much echo in the sound. I also distort it and it sounds better than many gretch and gibbs I've heard. All and all a great guitar.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A True Hollow Body Electric Guitar

By magicfingers

from Indianapolis

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The AG86-TRD is a true hollow body electric guitar. The tone is superbly mellow and the fretboard is slick and buttery. The top, sides and backwood is highly figured African Bubinga (truly beautiful). The fret inlays are abalone shell. This guitar is so much fun to play that I never use it to compose, just to pick. It is the cheapest guitar I own, but also my favorite.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Kings Of Rock

By SteveE.KING

from Strong Island, NY

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This guitar rocks. Dollars for Doughnuts you can't find a better deal. I use this for professional giging and it sounds great.All of the 70's Blues and Classic Rock stuff jumps right out of this monster.It came set up perfectly with super low action.It is faster than my Strats. Get yourself one.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I concur!

By Tell Me Something Good

from East Coast, USA

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I have owned this guitar for about 6 months now and it is my only "inexpensive" one. It is a new favorite though. Plays so smooth and sounds great too! My guitar instructor said "Now, that's what a guitar should feel like!". Looking for another inexpensive great? Try the "Epiphone Valve Jr. Head".

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

it should be more expensive

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

i agree with what everyone else has said. the first thing that jumped out at me was how beautiful this guitar is, the dark trans red over bubinga is gorgeous. it even smells good. the clean sound is decent, nothing really unique, but there is a good difference between the 3 pick up selections. overdriven this thing is a beast. it sounds really full do to its full hollowbody. some nice feedback too, but not too much.take note though that this is one of the bigger artcores. its about a fingers length thick. i didnt realize it but a lot of the other artcores are half that thick. so if your looking for a lighter, thin hollowbody, look at the other ones and pay attention to the thinkness.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar = Great Deal

By Tell Me Something Good-BCwMA

from East Coast USA

This is the least expensive of my collection but it holds its own as one of my favorites. The neck is silky smooth. Has a pretty wide range of tones with the 3-way switch, and the stock pickups do the job. I play through another inexpensive favorite, the Epiphone Valve Jr. Head. Check it out - lots of tubey goodness and not much dough! With this combo I can dial in a wide range of tones from clean jazz with lots of reverb, to BIG HAIR Marshall stack sound. This guitar is worth every penny!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

wow

By xavior johen

from LA, California

I have owned this guitar for about 5 years now and it is the best jazz guitar that I have ever played. I am professional musician, and I have been playing all my life. If you buy this guitar, it is perfect off the shelf. Even more, if you upgrade the tuners and the pickups, it will even stand up to the benson and metheny model arch-tops. I recomend changing the pickups to the gibson 57' reissue humbuckers, and the tuners to standard gibson pearl. It really packs a good punch for the price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

ibanez af-86

By dave-QAt8w

from palm bay,florida

here is a super buy for your bucks--plays super--great action for the dough--you cant beat this one--

 
5.0

Artcore Review

By magicfingers

from Indianapolis

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Although the least expensive guitar I own, it has become the one I play most. A true hollowbody electric with georgeous african bubinga wood on top back and sides. It must be the neck radius that I like because no other guitar I own plays as well. It has real abalone pearl fret inlaysand abolne and mother of pearl inlay on the rosewood tailpiece. Just georgous.It does have a floating bridge and it is a pain to restring, but I think a small price to play for such a playable and beautiful guitar.Also, I've never seen a denser rosewood fretboard. Looks like ebony.A truly incredible deal.

 
5.0

New and highly recommded

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This guitar must be fairly new judging from the general lack of online reviews, but I'd say it stacks up favorably against comparable guitars and the other Ibanez artcores. I just bought the AG86 locally today, and I must say that I am very pleased. All aspects of it are very well done--the actions is great, it plays smoothly, and the tone from the double humbuckers is phenomenal (from acoustic tones to heavy distortion, they handle it all). Could have been just a tad less pricey considering it's pretty much just like the other artcores, but for what you get it's not bad. No tremelo, but I didn't really need one, so it's not a big loss. Overall, excellent. I don't anticipate finding a better guitar anytime soon.

 
5.0

Phenomenal sound for a phenomenal price

By TheSnakeMan

from Athens, GA

I love this guitar. I own several different guitars (including a Paul Reed Smith, a Les Paul custom, and a Taylor acoustic) and this has become the most-played item in my arsenal. It's got beautiful tone, easy action, a smooth, playable fretboard and did I mention how it sounds? It's visually stunning, can crank out versatile sounds (we go from Radiohead-esque altrock to heavy, chunky metal to laid-back jazz in our sets) and is very affordable. Buy it.

 
5.0

GREAT guitar

By YetAnotherGuitarist

from Undisclosed

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I love this guitar. It's made very well and feels and sounds great. The quality of the fretwork is better than Gibson guitars costing several times more. I gave it the typical setup and fretdress that I do to all my guitars and now it practically plays itself. The stock pickups sounded great for a Gibsonish/Chuck Berry sound, but I changed them out to get more of a Gretsch sound. I also added a Bigsby. Even with the additional costs to customize it to my liking, it still came in costing much less than what I would have spent on a Gretsch and I don't feel like I'm settling for less; it's a great guitar on it's own and I'd put it up against any guitar any day as far as looks, feel, and sound go. Everybody who plays it falls in love with it. If money was no object, I'd buy a 2nd one and leave the stock pickups in it and put some flatwounds on it just to have "one of those guitars" around, too.

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