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For the more recent model of the same name, see AF200.
1992 AF200 AV
AF200 Antique Violin (more images) Red copyright sprite

The AF200 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1988. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the Artstar series, replacing the somewhat similar FG100.

The AF200 features a full-sized, full-hollow, single Venetian cutaway body design with an arched, laminated spruce top with ƒ holes and ivory multi-binding on an flamed maple sides and arched back mated to a set-in mahogany and maple neck with a 20-fret ebony fingerboard with ivory binding and pearl 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, ivory plastic pickup rings, an ebony bridge with ebony saddle, a custom trapeze tailpiece, a bone nut, a flamed maple pickguard finished to match the body, Sure Grip II knobs, and Gotoh tuning machines with ivory buttons.

The AF207 is a related seven string model with a single pickup. The AS200 is a related semi-hollow, double cutaway model.

This version of the AF200 was discontinued after 2003, but the model was revived in 2014.

Specifications

Specifications for AF200 (1988–2003)
Year(s) produced: 1988–2003
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Antique Violin (AV) / Natural (NT) 1988–1991
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 495mm / 19½"
  Width: 400mm / 15⅝"
  Depth: 65mm / 2.6"
Top:

  Material: Spruce (laminated)
  Binding: Ivory multi-ply

Back/sides:

  Material: Flamed maple

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Ebony with ebony saddle
Tailpiece:
AF200
Pickguard:
Flamed maple
Knob style:
Sure Grip II (gold)
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
Artstar AF
Neck material:
3-piece mahogany/ maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl/ abalone split block
Frets:
22 / medium (SBB213-175) (Prestige edge treatment)
Nut:
Bone (43mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38/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 (face mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.013/.016/.022/.032/.042/.052
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
1991 AF200 NT
Natural
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3 hollow
Control layout
AF200 end-view
End view
AS200-AM200 AF200 size-comparison
Size comparison: top: AS200, middle: AM200, bottom: AF200
1994 AF200 parts list
Parts list[1]

Video

1989 Ibanez AF200 - A true jazz guitar surprise

1989 Ibanez AF200 - A true jazz guitar surprise

Sources

  1. 1994 Parts Catalog (page 24)
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