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The AFC155 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2017. It is part of the Contemporary Archtop series. It was initially made in China, but production moved to Indonesia for 2019.

The AFC155 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 black binding and mother of pearl offset block position markers. Components include dual, floating Ibanez Magic Touch-Mini humbucking pickups with gold covers and individual volume and tone controls, a floating ebony bridge with compensated ebony saddle and a trapeze tailpiece with a wooden cover, a plastic nut, a black pickguard, rosewood bell knobs and Ibanez tuning machines with black buttons.

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

The AFC151 is a similar model with a single pickup. The AFC125 and AFC95 are similar models with different materials used for the back and sides.

The AFC155 was discontinued after 2019.

Specifications

Specifications for AFC155
Year(s) produced: 2017–2019
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: China (2017–2018) / Indonesia (2019)
Finish(es): Jet Blue Burst (JBB)
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 (compensated ebony saddle)
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: 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:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Magic Touch-Mini (H) passive/alnico
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Magic Touch-Mini (H) passive/alnico
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle
Output jack:
Side mounted
String gauge (factory):
.011/.015/.022w/.030/.040/.050 flatwound
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching diagram
Controls 2V2T3 Archtop
Control layout

Video

Ibanez AFC "Contemporary Archtop" featuring Tom Ibarra

Ibanez AFC "Contemporary Archtop" featuring Tom Ibarra

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