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The AF255BM is an Artstar series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late 2013. It was made in China.

The AF255BM features a full-hollow body design with a burl maple top with ƒ holes and cream multi-binding on burl 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 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 bakelite pickguard with rosewood veneer, rosewood knobs, and Gotoh tuning machines.

In late 2014 the fretboard inlays were changed to acrylic and abalone.

The AF155 is a related model with a flamed maple body. The AS253BM is a related semi-hollow guitar.

The AF255BM was discontinued after 2016.

Specifications

Specifications for AF255BM
Year(s) produced: 2013–2016
Sold in: USA
Made in: China
Finish(es): Blue Lagoon (BLG)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 495mm / 19½"
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 92mm / 3⅝
Top:

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

Back/sides:

  Material: Burl maple

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
ART-W w/ wooden saddle & base (10.4mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
VT106 w/ decoration
Pickguard:
Rosewood veneer on bakelite
Knob style:
Rosewood bell
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
Artstar AF
Neck material:
3-piece mahogany/ maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ cream binding
Fingerboard inlays:
2013–2014: Pearl and abalone split block
2014–2016: Acrylic and abalone split block
Frets:
20 / medium (Artstar edge treatment)
Nut:
Bone (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast w/ half moon 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 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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