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The AFJ957 is a seven string hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2013. It was made in China as part of the Artcore Expressionist series.

The AFJ957 features a thick, full-hollow body design with a laminated spruce top with ƒ holes and cream multi-binding on maple 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 pearl block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Artcore ACJ-7 humbucking pickups with gold covers and individual volume and tone controls, an ART-7 bridge with wooden saddle and base, a wooden tailpiece, a plastic nut, a black bakelite pickguard, Sure Grip III knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines.

The pickups were changed to Ibanez Classic Elite humbuckers and the pearl block inlays were changed to acrylic block for 2015.

The AFJ95 is a similar six string model. The AF207 is another hollow-body seven string.

The AFJ957 was discontinued in 2016.

Specifications

Specifications for AFJ957
Year(s) produced: 2013–2016
Sold in: Japan / USA
Made in: China
Finish(es): Antique Fade Flat (AFF) 2015–2016 / Vintage Sunburst (VSB)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 495mm / 19½"
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 92mm / 3⅝"
Top:

  Material: Spruce (laminated)
  Binding: Cream multi-ply

Back/sides:

  Material: Flamed maple

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
ART-7W w/ wooden saddle & base
Tailpiece:
VT14-7 wooden
Pickguard:
Black bakelite
Knob style:
Sure Grip III
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
AFJ7
Neck material:
3-piece mahogany/ maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ cream binding
Fingerboard inlays:
2013–2014: Pearl block
2014–2016: Acrylic block
Frets:
20 / medium
Nut:
Ivory plastic (48mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast w/ half-moon buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
2013–2014: Ibanez ACJ-7 (H)
2015–2016: Ibanez Classic Elite 7 (H)
Neck pickup:
2013–2014: Ibanez ACJ-7 (H)
2015–2016: Ibanez Classic Elite 7 (H)
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.011/.015 /.022w/.030/.040/.050/.065 (D'Addario ECG24-7 XL flat wound)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E,7B

Images

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

Sources

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