Ibanez AF2000 Artstar Prestige, Brown Sunburst
Overview by GAK
The Ibanez AF2000 Artstar Prestige is a gorgeous single-cutaway hollow-body guitar in a Brown Sunburst finish. It features a Spruce top and figured Anigre (tonally similar to Honduran Mahogany) back and sides. Premium Japanese craftsmanship means the AF2000 is a guitar that has undeniable quality and is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a serious semi-acoustic. The choice selection of the AF2000’s tonewoods results in a natural sound that has plenty of warmth and a crisp articulation.
The set-in neck is constructed from African Mahogany and S-Tech roasted Maple, which increases durability and resistance to temperature shifts, as well as the guitar’s resonance. The bound Ebony fingerboard and its medium Prestige treated frets promote smooth, comfortable playing and boast luxurious acrylic and abalone block inlays.
The AF2000’s dual Super 58 humbuckers are adept at jazz and a host of other styles due to their nuanced and expressive tone, with plenty of growling bite if you need it. There’s a reason why Pat Metheny, George Benson and John Scofield have chosen them for their signature models! Dependable playability and precise intonation are catered for by the bone nut, Ebony bridge and AF Special tailpiece.
The included hardshell case is the perfect way to keep your AF2000 secure whilst taking it on the road.
Overview by Ibanez
The parallel histories of Jazz music and hollow-body electric guitars have been manifested in the Artstar. The influences of these legendary instruments are immediately apparent with bone nut, ebony fretboard, and Ibanez’s signature Super 58 custom pickups. The critical eye will appreciate the details like the smoothness of the fretboard and a skilled crimping technique generally found on instruments costing twice as much. The Artstar is a pure jazz-box that embodies the continual innovation that is Jazz.
3pc African Mahogany/S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple neck
The S-TECH special roasted treatment increases the wood’s stability, durability, water resistance and tolerance of temperature changes. The neck is sealed with an oil finish which helps make it feel similar to a well-played guitar neck.
AF Special tailpiece
The stunning AF Special tailpiece offers better tuning stability and more sustain.
Super 58 Pickups
Super 58 pickups feature moderate output and vintage tone.
The Bone nut provides richer tone throughout the entire register.
Ebony Fretboard w/Artstar Fret Edge Treatment
Ebony produces a tight low end and mid-range with a defined high end attack. It also delivers quick response and rich sustain.
- 3pc African Mahogany/S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple neck
- AF Special tailpiece
- Super 58 Pickups
- Bone Nut
- Ebony Fretboard w/ Artstar Fret Edge Treatment
- Gotoh® machine heads
- Hardshell case included
- Neck Type: AF Artstar, 3pc African Mahogany & S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple, Set-in neck
- Top/Back/Side: Spruce top, Figured Anigre back, Figured Anigre sides
- Fretboard: Bound Ebony fretboard, Acrylic & Abalone block inlay
- Frets: Medium frets, Prestige fret edge treatment
- Number of Frets: 20
- Bridge: Ebony bridge
- String Space: 10.4mm
- Tailpiece: AF Special tailpiece
- Neck Pickup: Super 58 (H) neck pickup, Passive/Alnico
- Bridge Pickup: Super 58 (H) bridge pickup, Passive/Alnico
- Factory Tuning: 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
- String Gauge: .011/.015/.022w/.030/.040/.050
- Nut: Bone nut
- Hardware Colour: Gold
- Scale: 628mm/24.7"
- Width: 43mm at NUT, 56.5mm at 20F
- Thickness: 20mm at 1F, 22mm at 12F
- Radius: 305mmR