The Ibanez AC340 Artwood features a grand concert body which is significantly smaller than the grand auditorium, providing comfort for players of any ability due to its compact size and nipped in waist. Although the AC340 offers great projection and volume, and is able to handle many different genres and playing styles; the AC340 Artwood is particularly well-suited to fingerstylists. In addition, the mellow warmth produced by the AC340's mahogany construction is also ideal for smooth blues and slide enthusiasts.
The Ibanez AC340 Artwood features a body crafted entirely from mahogany, which offers players a full-bodied, richly resonant sound with a sonically pleasing mellow warmth. As a top wood, the mahogany offers a natural compression, creating strong fundamentals with a clear and direct focus. Used as back and sides panels, the tonewood provides a meaty mid-range, producing punchy, woody tones with plenty of depth and complexity that will please most playing styles. Additionally, mahogany excels within blues-inspired genres, although it is able to handle many different genres and techniques with ease.
Mahogany Neck & Ovangkol Fingerboard
Constructed from mahogany, the neck offers warmth and added resonance, and also provides a quick response. Mahogany is commonly used to craft guitar necks, as the wood's natural character enables it to respond greatly well to numerous genres and techniques, making it perfect for fingerstyle players and their techniques; as each note will be heard clearly and beautifully. The neck is topped with an ovangkol fingerboard hat adds warmth with a little hint of bright-sparkle to the overall sound. Its fingerboard also offers a smooth playability and is sprinkled with white dot inlays for added beauty.
Thermo Aged Bridge & Bridge Plate
The Ibanez AC340 Artwood features special thermo aged tonewoods for the bridge and bridge plate, resulting in an enhanced tone. The process involves a high-temperature drying process, meaning the wood becomes lighter, harder and more stable with the pleasing sonic characteristics of vintage guitars. This technology provides the AC340 Artwood with shimmering highs, tight mids, and a full-bodied low-end, making the AC340 Artwood a tonal essential for any player.
Ibanez Advantage Bridge Pins
Unlike standard bridge pins, the AC340 Artwood 2018 features advantage bridge pins, that are easier to take out and easier to put in. Each pin features a bulb shaped end, which is not only easy to grip, but also prevents the pin from being pushed in too far, for a reliable performance.
Real Bone Nut & Saddle
The Ibanez AC340 2018 features a real bone nut and saddle, for excellent resonance and sustain, allowing optimum string vibration transfer. Bone naturally self lubricates and helps you stay in tune for longer, as well as delivering a very balanced tone with longevity.
Body Type: Grand Concert
Top Material: Solid Mahogany
Body Material: Mahogany
Bridge: Thermo Aged Ovangkol
Bridge Plate: Thermo Aged Maple
Finish: Open Pore
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Ovangkol
Scale Length: 634 mm
Finish: Open Pore
Hardware Colour: Chrome