AF95 (2007–2014)

For the more recent model with the same name, see AF95.
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The AF95 is an Artcore series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2007. It was produced in China. For 2013 it became part of the new Artcore Expressionist series.

The AF95 features a full-hollow body design with a laminated flamed sycamore top with ƒ holes and ivory multi-binding on flamed sycamore back and sides with a single Venetian cutaway mated to a set-in mahogany and maple neck with a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with ivory binding and abalone block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Artcore humbucking pickups with gold covers and individual volume and tone controls, a Tune-o-matic style bridge on a wooden base, a decorative tailpiece, a plastic nut, a flamed sycamore pickguard, speed knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines.

For 2010 the flamed sycamore body and pickguard were replaced with flamed maple. For 2011 Sure Grip III knobs replaced the speed knobs. For 2013 Super 58 pickups replaced the Artcore humbuckers, the tailpiece was changed and the pearloid tuner buttons were replaced with gold.

The AF95FB is a similar model with a figured bubinga body. The AF95RW is a similar model with a rosewood body. The AF95PV is a related model with a decorative inlaid top. The AF95TDG is a related model with a vibrato tailpiece.

The AF95 was discontinued after 2014.

Specifications

Specifications for AF95 (2007–2014)
Model name: AF95 (2007–2014)
Year(s) produced: 2007–2014
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: China
Finish(es): Transparent Black (TK) 2007–2009 / Violin Sunburst (VLS)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 495mm / 19½"
  Width: 400mm / 15⅝"
  Depth: 92mm / 3⅝"
Top:

  Material: 2007–2009: Flamed sycamore (laminated)
                2010–2014: Flamed maple (laminated)
  Binding: Ivory multi-ply

Back/sides:

  Material: 2007–2009: Flamed sycamore
                2010–2014: Flamed maple

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
ART-1 on a wooden base (10.5mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
2007–2012: VT100DX
2013–2014: VT06 trapeze
Pickguard:
2007–2009: Flamed sycamore
2010–2014: Flamed maple
Knob style:
2007–2010: Speed
2011–2014: Sure Grip III
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
AF Expressionist
Neck material:
3-piece mahogany/ maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone block
Frets:
20 / medium
Nut:
Ivory plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
2007–2012:Ibanez die-cast w/ pearloid half-moon buttons
2013–2014: Ibanez w/ half-moon buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
2007–2012:Ibanez ACH2 (H)
2013–2014: Ibanez Super 58 bridge (H) passive/alnico
Neck pickup:
2007–2012:Ibanez ACH1 (H)
2013–2014: Ibanez Super 58 neck (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 finishes/ details
Transparent Black (2007)
Violin Sunburst (2007)
Violin Sunburst (2011)
Pickup switching
Controls layout

Sources

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