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The Artwood Vintage series now showcases another vintage element by applying an "ageing" process to the tonewood : "Thermo Aged tone wood, made by a special drying process at a high temperature which is commonly known as "baking", "caramelisation", "roasting" or "torrefaction." The Thermo Aged process makes the sound louder across the entire frequency range, especially the bass and treble areas. Having a Thermo Aged solid top gives even more bass, even more treble, and plenty of punch. It is a bit like having the guitar 'played in' for years from new! Thermo Aged Spruce bracing further enhances this.

Other top-notch features include a bone nut and saddle which provide optimal transference of the natural string vibration and Chrome Open Gear tuners with Butterbean knobs (18:1 gear ratio) which ensure accurate, stable tuning and help reduce the headstock weight whilst contributing to the vintage look. D'Addario Nickel Bronze strings emphasize the natural voice of Thermo Aged wood with incredible clarity, resonance and projection whilst the nut and compensated saddle are both made from bone. The Ibanez Advantage bridge pins really are an advantage over old-fashioned pins- Advantage pins are easier to take out and easier to put in than standard pins. A special bulb-shaped end makes the pin easy to grip and also prevents the pin from being pushed in too far. Best of all, with Advantage, the pin and string stay put. A Fishman Sonicore Pickup, Ibanez preamp with onboard tuner provides the sparkling tones that sound great in any venue.

Body Shape Cutaway Grand Concert body
Top Thermo Aged Solid Mahogany top
Back & Sides Mahogany back & sides
Neck Mahogany Soft-V shape neck
Fretboard Ovangkol
Bridge Ovangkol
Body Binding Tortoiseshell
Tuning Machine Chrome Open Gear tuners w/Butterbean knobs (18:1 gear ratio)
Nut Material Bone
Number of Frets 20
Saddle Material Compensated Bone saddle
Bridge Pins Ibanez Advantage bridge pins
Strings D'Addario EXP strings
Pickup Fishman Sonicore pickup
Preamp Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp w/Onboard tuner
Output Jack Balanced XLR & 1/4" outputs
Battery 9V Battery
Finish Top Open Pore
Finish Back and Sides Open Pore
Finish Neck Back Open Pore