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Thermo Aged Tonewoods
Ibanez uses a special process that involves each piece of tonewood being heated in a vacuum in order to release water and decompose any resin contained within the wood. This process results in a light, hard, and stable wood, just like a tonewood that has dried for decades. Thermo-aged wood delivers a spectacular response and a louder sound, along with a full-bodied low-end, and a smooth sustain in the treble strings, which are common characteristics of vintage guitars.
Solid Caucasian Spruce Top & Mahogany Body
The Ibanez AVC11 Artwood Vintage features a thermo aged solid Caucasian spruce top, which delivers a pleasing sonic warmth and creates strong fundamentals. Furthermore, spruce holds a versatile tonality that yields a crisp and articulate tone, perfect for a wide range of playing styles. Its thermo aged process provides the AVC11 with an authentic appearance combined with a tonal character that's found within pre-war acoustics. The authentic-looking solid top is coupled with mahogany back and sides which delivers a meaty mid-range, producing punchy, woody tones with plenty of depth and complexity that will please most playing styles. Its mahogany back and sides also produces a distinct mellow warmth with plenty of resonance.
Grand Concert Body
The Ibanez Artwood Vintage 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 AVC11 offers great projection and volume, and is able to handle many different genres and playing styles; the AVC11 Artwood Vintage is particularly well-suited to fingerstylists as well as more alternative techniques. Overall the mixture of timbers and grand concert body produces a well-balanced, focused and articulate sound.
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. In addition, the neck features a V-shaped profile, providing a comfortable playing experience and a better grip for players of all styles. The neck is topped with an ovangkol fingerboard that adds warmth with a little hint of bright-sparkle to the overall sound. Its fingerboard also offers a smooth playability and is sprinkled with gold mother of pearl dot inlays for added authenticity.
Thermo Aged X Bracing
The AVC11 Artwood Vintage features thermo aged X bracing which delivers superb volume and an enormous frequency range. X bracing also prevents the guitar from collapsing under string tension and provides a stable and durable construction.
Ibanez Advantage Bridge Pins
Unlike standard bridge pins, the AVC11 Artwood Vintage 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.
The AVC11 Artwood Vintage features a beautifully authentic appearance due to its vintage ornate details and thermo aged process. Its thermo aged top turns the spruce's natural whiter colouring into an amber toned colour, providing players with a vintage aesthetic. In addition, the AVC11 Artwood Vintage features a traditionally authentic acoustic look via its simplistic black pickguard, herringbone purfling, gold mother of pearl dot inlays, and antique chrome tuners. Together these pre-war ornate details and thermo aged process provide a truly traditional appearance for the player with a vintage vibe.
- Thermo aged process for vintage appearance and tonal character
- Thermo aged maple bridge plate for enhanced tone
- Ibanez advantage bridge pins for easy string change
- Solid top offers resonance and versatile sound
- Mixture of timbers delivers sonically pleasing vintage sound
Body & Bridge
- Body Type: Grand Concert
- Top Material: Solid Caucasian Spruce
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Bridge: Ovangkol
- Bridge Plate: Thermo Aged Maple
- Bridge Pins: Ibanez Advantage
- Bracing: Thermo Aged X Bracing
- Brace Material: Thermo Aged Spruce
- Colour: Antique Natural
- Finish: Semi-Gloss
- Rosette: Multi-Wooden
- Purfling: Herringbone
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: Soft V
- Fingerboard Material: Ovangkol
- Fingerboard Inlay: Gold Mother of Pearl Dot
- Scale Length: 634 mm
- Finish: Semi-Gloss
Hardware & Strings
- Hardware Colour: Chrome
- Tuners: Antique w/ Oval Knobs
- Strings: D'Addario EXP