Ibanez AVCB9CE-NT Thermo Aged, Natural
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Ibanez AVCB9CE Overview by GAK:The Artwood Vintage series now showcases another vintage element by applying an “ageing” process to the timber. "Thermo Aged" tonewood, made by a special drying process at a high temperature which is commonly known as “baking” or “torrefaction” uses only choice selected and seasoned tonewood. The wood is heated in a vacuum with a specific recipe for each kind of the wood in order to release water and decompose resin contained within the wood. As a result, Thermo Aged tone wood becomes light, hard and stable like tone wood dried for decades, while providing amazing response and a louder sound. The tone character includes a full-bodied low-end and a great smooth sustain in the treble strings which are common features of vintage guitars.
The AVCB9CE features Thermo Aged tonewood with Solid Sitka Spruce on the top, Spruce bracing, and a Maple bridge plate. Its compact Grand Concert body provides comfortable playability with a 32” scale length. With its combination of Thermo Aged materials, it projects a clear and remarkably well-balanced tone from high to low. The Fishman Sonicore pickup and Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp with a 2-band EQ let you enjoy the same great acoustic tone plugged in on stage. A bone nut and saddle are chosen for its ability to transfer the string vibration naturally.