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Ibanez Artcore AF71F Hollowbody Electric Guitar Tobacco Brown

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As evidenced by its long-standing association with such giants of jazz guitar as George Benson, Pat Metheny, and John Scofield, Ibanez has been a con...Click To Read More About This Product

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All maple body, comfortable mahognay neck and a single mini-humbucker.

As evidenced by its long-standing association with such giants of jazz guitar as George Benson, Pat Metheny, and John Scofield, Ibanez has been a constant pioneer in the world of hollow-body guitar building for more than three decades. Part of that legacy is owed to the Artcore collection, which has succeeded in smashing any and all preconceptions in its wake as to what a great hollow or semi-hollow ought to be.

The Artcore formula builds on equal parts luthiery know-how, daring design, and a passion for warm, full-bodied tone. The AF71 will be appreciated by players who dread taking his or her expensive custom built instrument to the beer ˜n' a shot bar gig. Under its refined black-with-white-binding, AF71 features a select-grade Maple top, back, and sides.

The fingerboard is warm bound Rosewood, contrasted by brilliant pearl block inlays. The Artcore Mahogany neck has proven its reliability on thousands of Ibanez hollow and semi-hollow bodies throughout the years. AMH1 pickup is moderate output, feedback suppressing, and warm in tone yet very responsive.

FEATURES
Tobacco Brown finish
Mahogany "Artcore AF" set-in neck
Maple top, back & sides hollow-body
Bound Rosewood fingerboard
Pearl block inlay
Medium frets
ART1 bridge
Classic Elite Mini neck pickup
Sure Grip III control knobs
Chrome hardware
Case sold separately

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IbanezArtcore AF71F Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
3.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Superb

By tumalo27

from OR

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Value

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Ibanez Artcore AF71F Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

Very well made. Looks great. Easy to play. Neck feels right. Body isn't too big but still has mellow tone you want in this style of guitar.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I'm not sure if I would buy this product again.

By "Smoothstrings"

from Dallas, Texas

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ibanez Artcore AF71F Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    For the price it's a good backup, practice, or second guitar. My main complaint the guitar body is too light. The neck and headstock tilts down while you are playing. Especially if you are standing up playing. If you are sitting down it's okay. If you stand and play you have to use a guitar strap with a string attached to the headstock instead of strapping at the body strap button. For me other than that issue it's a good value. It's a beautiful guitar. It looks like a high end guitar. They should have balance the neck and body better. I have a Les Paul and if you've played one it's just the opposite, the body is too heavy. Thanks for reading my review. Hope this will help you in making a choice. I've been playing guitars for a while and I'm very picky about every aspect of a guitar and I have every style imaginable.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great value

    By JET

    from Wisconsin

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    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Great looking

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ibanez Artcore AF71F Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

        This is a tremendous value for an arch top that has great tone and looks fantastic. Yes, the setup wasn't dead-on, but what arch top is that's delivered through the mail? And it's so easy to setup yourself... like the truss rod cover has a hinge. You don't even have to take out the screws. Besides, everyone puts on new strings especially with a jazz guitar because they never come with flat wounds. So get new flat wound strings, adjust the rod, set the bridge where it should be (centered on the f holes), set the height base on the string size and then adjust the intonation with the TOM bridge. Perfect. And you'll love the tone and playability.

        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        save your money

        By Pokechop

        from Texas

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Bad Setup
          • Fret Buzz
          • Poor Pick Up

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Ibanez Artcore AF71F Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          set up was terrible. the intonation screws in the bridge were loose, neck had to be adjusted, had to raise the bridge really high to kill the fret buzz. the first time I plugged in to an amp the thing buzzed until you put your fingers on the strings to ground it. I returned it and as always MF customer service was great.
          save your money and buy a higher end model. I ended up getting a AFL95 which is a much better guitar.

           
          2.0

          Cheaply made. Consider other guitars before purchasing this

          By Snakemusik

          from New Orleans, LA

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ibanez Artcore AF71F Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

              This guitar is cheaply made. The inlays on the neck are merely glued on and tend to pull away causing serious string buzz. The tuning machines are poor quality and the guitar goes out of tune frequently. If you like working on your guitars this would be ok, but otherwise it will be in the shop.

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