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The AFS75T is an Artcore series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in mid 2002. It was originally produced in China, but starting in 2017 production has moved to Indonesia with Chinese production halting in 2018.

The AFS75T features a full-hollow body design with an arched laminated maple top with ƒ holes and ivory multi-binding on maple back and sides with a single Venetian cutaway mated to a set-in mahogany neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with ivory binding and pearl block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Artcore humbucking pickups with chrome covers and individual volume and tone controls, a Tune-o-matic style roller bridge on a wooden base with a vibrato tailpiece, a plastic nut, a black pickguard and pickup rings, speed knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines.

Several changes have been made in the AFS75T's life cycle. For 2010 the frets were changed from large to medium. For 2011 the speed knobs were replaced with Sure Grip III knobs. For 2015 the Artcore pickups were replaced with Classic Elite pickups and the pearl block inlays were switched to acrylic. For 2019 the maple body construction changed to linden, the mahogany neck was replaced with nyatoh, and the rosewood fretboard was replaced with laurel; in addition the Ibanez vibrato was replaced with a genuine Bigsby unit. For 2020 the fretboard material was changed again, this time to walnut.

The AFS75TD is a nearly identical model with ivory pickup rings and pickguard. The AFS77T and AFS78T are similar models with a three-piece neck and, respectively, black and cosmo black hardware. The AFS80T is a similar model with a 3-piece neck and a special racing stripe finish. The AFS95T and AFS85T are a similar models with a three-piece neck and, respectively, flamed sycamore and cordia bodies. The AFS75 is a related model without the vibrato tailpiece. The AFD75T is a similar model with a double-cutaway body. The AF75T is a related model with a thicker body.

The AFS75T was discontinued after 2020.


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Specifications for AFS75T
Model name: AFS75T
Year(s) offered: 2002–2020
Sold in: USA
Made in: China (2002–2018) / Indonesia (2017–2020)
Finish(es): Black (BK) 2005–2006 / Metallic Green Flat (MGF) 2019–2020 / Neo Western Black (NWB) 2009–2010 / Steel Blue Flat (STF) 2019–2020 / Tobacco Flat (TF) 2011–2013 / Transparent Blue (TBL) 2002–2007 / Transparent Brown (TBR) 2002–2005 / Transparent Cherry Red (TCD) 2016–2018 / Transparent Red (TRD) 2002–2015 / Transparent Red Sunburst (TRS) 2013–2017
Body type:
Hollow body
  Length: 495mm / 19½"
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 67mm / 2⅝"

  Material: 2002–2018: Maple (laminated)
                2019–2020: Linden (laminated)
  Binding: Ivory multi-ply


  Material: 2002–2018: Maple (laminated)
                2019–2020: Linden (laminated)

Neck joint:
ART-2 roller on a blackwood base (10.4mm string spacing)
2002–2018: VBF70 vibrato
2019–2020: Bigsby B60 vibrato
3-ply: black/ white/ black
Knob style:
2002–2010: Speed (black)
2011–2020: Sure Grip III (black)
Hardware color:
Neck type:
AF Artcore
Neck material:
2002–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019: 1-piece nyatoh
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
2002–2018: Rosewood w/ ivory binding
2019: Laurel w/ ivory binding
2020: Walnut w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
2002–2014: Pearl block
2015–2020: Acrylic block
2002–2009: 22 / large
2010–2020: 22 / medium
Ivory plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast w/ half-moon buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
2002–2014: Ibanez Artcore Humbucker 2 (H)
2015–2020: Ibanez Classic Elite bridge (H) passive/ ceramic
Neck pickup:
2002–2014: Ibanez Artcore Humbucker 1 (H)
2015–2020: Ibanez Classic Elite neck (H) passive/ ceramic
Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)


Additional finishes/ details
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Black 2005
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Metallic Green Flat 2019
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Neo Western Black 2009
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Steel Blue Flat 2019
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Tobacco Flat 2012
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Transparent Blue 2003
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Transparent Brown 2002
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Transparent Cherry Red 2017
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Transparent Red 2012
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Transparent Red Sunburst 2013
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Pickup switching
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Controls layout


Ibanez AFS75T -MGF ( Demo - Review )