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1998 AF220 BT
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The AF220 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1998. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the Artstar series.

The AF220 features a full-sized, narrow-body, 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 rosewood fingerboard with white binding and pearl block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 58 humbucking pickups with gold covers and individual volume and tone controls, black plastic pickup rings, an Tune-o-matic style Gotoh bridge with wood base, a 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 AF200 is a related model with a deeper body, an ebony fretboard with different inlays, an ebony saddle, a pickguard and different finishes.

The AF220 was discontinued after just a single year in production.

Specifications

Specifications for AF220
Year(s) produced: 1998
Sold in: USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Butterscotch Transparent (BT)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 495mm / 19½"
  Width: 400mm / 15⅝"
  Depth: 55mm / 2.16"
Top:

  Material: Spruce (laminated)
  Binding: Tortoise shell/ white/ black multi

Back/sides:

  Material: Flamed maple

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Gotoh GE103B w/ wood base
Tailpiece:
AF200 without ornament
Pickguard:
None
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:
Rosewood w/ white binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl block
Frets:
22 / medium (SBB213-175)
Nut:
Bone (43mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38 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" mono (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046 (round wound)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3 hollow
Control layout

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