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2019 AFC151 SRR 5B 01
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The AFC151 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2017. It was part of the Contemporary Archtop series, but was folded into the Artstar series when the Contemporary Archtop designation was discontinued after 2019. It was initially made in China, but production moved to Indonesia for 2019.

The AFC151 features a thick, single cutaway, full-hollow body design with a laminated spruce top with ƒ holes and flamed maple binding and flamed maple back and sides mated to a set-in mahogany and maple neck with a 20-fret ebony fingerboard with binding and mother of pearl offset block position markers. Components include a single, floating Ibanez Magic Touch-Mini humbucking pickup with gold cover mounted at the neck, a floating ebony bridge with compensated ebony saddle and a trapeze tailpiece with a wooden cover, a plastic nut, a black pickguard and Ibanez tuning machines with black buttons.

For 2019 the mahogany and maple neck was changed to nyatoh and maple.

The AFC155 is a similar model with a second pickup.

Specifications

Specifications for AFC151
Year(s) produced: 2017–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa 2017–2019 / China 2017–2019 / Europe 2017–2019 / Japan / North & South America and Oceania 2017–2019 / USA 2017–2019
Made in: China (2017–2018) / Indonesia (2019–2020)
Finish(es): Dark Amber (DA) 2019–2020 / Sunrise Red (SRR) 2017–2019
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 495mm / 19½"
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 92mm / 3⅝"
Top:

  Material: Spruce (laminated)
  Binding: Flamed maple

Back/sides:

  Material: Flamed maple

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Ebony w/ compensated ebony saddle (10.4mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
VT14 w/ wood cover
Pickguard:
Gloss black
Knob style:
Bell shape (rosewood)
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
AFC
Neck material:
2017–2018: 3-piece mahogany/ maple
2019–2020: 3-piece nyatoh/ maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Mother of pearl offset block
Frets:
20 / medium (Artstar edge treatment)
Nut:
Black plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast w/ black buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
H
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Magic Touch-Mini (H) passive/alnico
Controls:
Master volume / master tone
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.011/.015/.022w/.030/.040/.050 flatwound
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2020 AFC151 DA 5B 01
Dark Amber
Controls VT
Control layout

Video

Ibanez Hollow Body Artstar AFC151 Guitar - Kazuki Isogai

Ibanez Hollow Body Artstar AFC151 Guitar - Kazuki Isogai

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