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2007 AF105SM ABR 12 01
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The AF105SM is an Artcore Custom series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2007. It was made in China.

The AF105SM features a full-hollow body design with a spalted maple top with ƒ holes and cream multi-binding on spalted maple back and sides with a single Venetian cutaway mated to a set-in maple and walnut neck with a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with cream binding and pearl and abalone custom block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 58 Custom humbucking pickups with gold covers and individual volume and tone controls, a Tune-o-matic style bridge on a wooden base and a tailpiece with custom wood cover, a plastic nut, a rosewood pickguard and truss rod cover, rosewood bell-shaped knobs, and Ibanez die-cast tuning machines with white half moon buttons.

For 2009 a new Exotic Explorer finish with a vintage world map decal overlaid on the top was introduced. The AS103BM is a semi-hollow model offered with a similar finish.

Several similar models with different body materials were produced — the AF105 (flamed maple), the AF105BM (burl mahogany), and the AF105HK (Hawaiian koa). The AS103SM is a related semi-hollow body model.

The AF105SM was discontinued after 2009.

Specifications

Specifications for AF105SM
Year(s) produced: 2007–2009
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: China
Finish(es): Antique Brown (ABR) / Exotic Explorer (EE) 2009 / Natural (NT)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 495mm / 19½"
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 92mm / 3⅝
Top:

  Material: Spalted maple (laminated)
  Binding: Cream multi-ply

Back/sides:

  Material: Spalted maple

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
ART-1 w/ wooden saddle & base (10.4mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
VT-04 w/ wooden cover
Pickguard:
Rosewood
Knob style:
Rosewood
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
Artcore Custom AF
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ cream binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl and abalone custom block
Frets:
20 / large (rounded edge treatment)
Nut:
Ivory plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast w/ white acrylic half moon buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 Custom (H) passive/ceramic
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 Custom (H) passive/ceramic
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046 flatwound
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2009 AF105SM EE 12 01
Exotic Explorer
2008 AF105SM NT 12 01
Natural
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls GB10
Control layout

Sources

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