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The AF75 is an Artcore series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2002. It was originally produced in China, but starting in 2016 production has moved to Indonesia.

The AF75 features a full-hollow body design with an arched laminated maple top with ƒ holes and ivory multi-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 pearl block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Artcore humbucking pickups with chrome covers and individual volume and tone controls, a Tune-o-matic style bridge on a wooden base, a trapeze tailpiece, a plastic nut, a black pickguard, speed knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines.

Several changes have been made in the AF75's life cycle. For 2008 the VT50 tailpiece was replaced with the VT60. For 2010 the frets were changed from large to medium. For 2011 the speed knobs were replaced with Sure Grip III knobs. For 2015 the Artcore pickups were replaced with Classic Elite pickups and the pearl block inlays were switched to acrylic. For 2019 the maple body construction changed to linden, the mahogany neck was replaced with nyatoh, and the rosewood fretboard was replaced with laurel. For 2020 the fretboard material was changed once more, this time to walnut, and the bridge was replaced with the new Gibraltar Performer.

The AF75L is a left-handed version. The AF75D is a similar model with ivory pickguard and pickup rings. The AF75G and AF75FM are similar models constructed using different wood species. The AF75T is a related model with a vibrato bridge, while the AFS75T has a vibrato bridge and a slimmer body. The AG75 is a related model with a slightly smaller body. The AF71F is a related model with a single floating mini humbucker at the neck.

Specifications

Specifications for AF75
Year(s) produced: 2002–2020
Sold in: USA
Made in: China (2002–2018) / Indonesia (2016–2020)
Finish(es): Black (BK) 2002 / Brown Sunburst (BS) / Jet Blue Burst (JBB) 2018–2020 / (JB) 2003–2005 / Olive Metallic (OLM) 2018–2020 / Transparent Blue Sunburst (TBS) 2002–2007 / Transparent Red Sunburst (TRS) 2006–2020 / Vintage Sunburst (VSB) 2014–2020
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 495mm / 19½"
  Width: 400mm / 15⅝"
  Depth: 92mm / 3⅝"
Top:

  Material: 2002–2018: Maple (laminated)
                2019–2020: Linden (laminated)
  Binding: Ivory multi-ply

Back/sides:

  Material: 2002–2018: Maple (laminated)
                2019–2020: Linden (laminated)

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
2002–2018: ART-1 on a wooden base
2018–2019: ART-1 on a blackwood base
2020: Gibraltar Performer on wooden base (10.5mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
2002–2007: VT50
2008–2020: VT60
Pickguard:
3-ply black/white/black
Knob style:
2002–2010: Speed (black)
2011–2020: Sure Grip III (black)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
AF Artcore
Neck material:
2002–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019–2020: 1-piece nyatoh
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
2002–2018: Rosewood w/ ivory binding
2019: Laurel w/ ivory binding
2019: Walnut w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
2002–2014: Pearl block
2015–2020: Acrylic block
Frets:
2002–2009: 20 / large
2010–2020: 20 / medium
Nut:
Ivory plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast w/ half-moon buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
2002–2014: Ibanez Artcore Humbucker 2 (H)
2015–2020: Ibanez Classic Elite (H)
Neck pickup:
2002–2014: Ibanez Artcore Humbucker 1 (H)
2015–2020: Ibanez Classic Elite (H)
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle
Output jack:
Mono (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.030/.042/.052
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
Black
JB
2019 AF75 JBB 5B 03
Jet Blue Burst 2019
2019 AF75 OLM 5B 03
Olive Metallic 2019
2002 AF75 TBS 12 01
Transparent Blue Sunburst 2002
2019 AF75 TRS 5B 03
Transparent Red Sunburst 2019
2019 AF75 VSB 5B 03
Vintage Sunburst 2019
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3
Control layout
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