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Ibanez Thermo Aged AVC9 Overview by GAK:

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 pinsreally 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. Check out the Thermo Aged advantage for yourself!

  • Body shape: Grand Concert body
  • Bracing: Thermo Aged™ Spruce X Bracing
  • Top: Thermo Aged™ Solid Mahogany top
  • Back & sides: Mahogany back & sides
  • Neck: Mahogany Soft-V shape neck
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Body binding: Tortoiseshell
  • Tuning machines: Chrome Open Gear tuners w/Butterbean knobs (18:1 gear ratio)
  • Nut: Bone
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Saddle material: Compensated Bone saddle
  • Bridge pins: Ibanez Advantage™ Bridge pin
  • Strings: D'Addario® NB1253 Nickel Bronze, Light (.012-.053 Gauge)
  • Finish: Open Pore