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The AF180 is an Artstar series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late 2012. It is made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the upscale Prestige line.

The AF180 features a full-hollow body design with a maple top with ƒ holes and cream multi-binding on maple back and sides with a single Venetian cutaway mated to a set-in mahogany and maple neck with a 20-fret ebony fingerboard with cream binding and pearl/acrylic and abalone split block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 58 humbucking pickups with gold covers and individual volume and tone controls, an ebony bridge with a compensated ebony saddle and a trapeze tailpiece, a bone nut, a tortoise pickguard, Sure Grip III knobs, and Gotoh tuning machines.

The AS200 is a similar model with a spruce top and flamed maple back and sides. The AS180 is a related semi-hollow guitar.

The AF180 was discontinued after 2015.

Specifications

Specifications for AF180
Year(s) produced: 2012–2015
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Brown Sunburst (BS)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 495mm / 19½"
  Width: 419mm / 16½"
  Depth: 108mm / 4¼"
Top:

  Material: Maple
  Binding: Cream multi-ply

Back/sides:

  Material: Maple

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Ebony w/ compensated ebony saddle (10.4mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
AF Special
Pickguard:
Tortoiseshell
Knob style:
Sure Grip III
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
Artstar AF Prestige
Neck material:
3-piece mahogany/ maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ cream binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl and abalone split block
Frets:
20 / medium (Prestige edge treatment)
Nut:
Bone (43mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 w/ pearloid buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H) passive/alnico
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H) passive/alnico
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle
Output jack:
¼" stereo box (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.011/.015/.022w/.030/.040/.050 (D'Addario ECG24 Chromes flatwound)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls GB10
Control layout

Sources

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