For the earlier model with the same name, see AF85 (2003–2005).
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The AF85 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2015. It was made in China as part of the Artcore Expressionist series.

The AF85 features a thick, full-hollow body design with a laminated flamed sycamore top with ƒ holes and cream multi-binding on flamed sycamore back and sides with a single rounded Venetian cutaway mated to a set-in mahogany and maple neck with a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with cream binding and acrylic block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 58 humbucking pickups with gold covers and individual volume and tone controls, an ART-1 Tune-o-matic style bridge on a wooden base, a trapeze tailpiece, a plastic nut, a black bakelite pickguard, Sure Grip III knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines.

The AF95FM, AF95FB and AF95RW are similar models with, respectively, flamed maple, figured bubinga and rosewood bodies.

This AF85 was produced only in 2015 and was offered only in Japan.

Specifications

Specifications for AF85 (2015)
Model name: AF85 (2015)
Year(s) produced: 2015
Sold in: Japan
Made in: China
Finish(es): Natural (NT)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 495mm / 19½"
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 92mm / 3⅝"
Top:

  Material: Flamed sycamore (laminated)
  Binding: Cream multi-ply

Back/sides:

  Material: Flamed sycamore

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
ART-1 Tune-o-matic on wooden base (10.4mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
VT06 trapeze
Pickguard:
Black bakelite
Knob style:
Sure Grip III (gold)
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
Expressionist AF
Neck material:
3-piece mahogany/ maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ cream binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Acrylic block
Frets:
20 / medium
Nut:
Ivory plastic (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:
Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.030/.042/.052 (D'Addario EXL140 roundwound)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
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Pickup switching
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Control layout

Sources

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