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The AF55L is a left-handed Artcore series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in mid 2017. It is produced in Indonesia.

The AF55L features a full-hollow body design with an arched laminated maple top with ƒ holes and ivory binding on maple back and sides with a single Venetian cutaway mated to a set-in mahogany neck with a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with ivory binding and white acrylic dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Infinity R humbucking pickups with chrome covers, a Tune-o-matic style bridge on a blackwood base, a trapeze tailpiece, a plastic nut, and Ibanez tuning machines.

For 2019 the maple body construction changed to sapele, the mahogany neck was replaced with nyatoh, and the rosewood fretboard was replaced with laurel. For 2020 the body material was changed to linden, the fretboard was changed to walnut and the bridge was replaced with the new Gibraltar Performer.

The AF55 is a right-handed version.

Specifications

Specifications for AF55L
Year(s) produced: 2017–2020
Sold in: USA
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Tobacco Flat (TF)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 495mm / 19½"
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 92mm / 3⅝"
Top:

  Material: 2017–2018: Maple (laminated)
                2019: Sapele (laminated)
                2020: Linden (laminated)
  Binding: Ivory

Back/sides:

  Material: 2017–2018: Maple (laminated)
                2019: Sapele (laminated)
                2020: Linden (laminated)

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
2017–2019: ART-1 on a blackwood base
2020: Gibraltar Performer on wooden base (10.5mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
VT06
Knob style:
Speed (black)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
AF Artcore
Neck material:
2017–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019–2020: 1-piece nyatoh
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
2017–2018: Rosewood w/ ivory binding
2019: Laurel w/ ivory binding
2020: Walnut w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
White acrylic dot
Frets:
20 / medium
Nut:
Ivory plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Infinity R (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Infinity R (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 3-way toggle
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.030/.042/.052
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls VT3 ARZ
Control layout

Sources

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