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For the more recent model with the same name, see AG85 (2015).
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The AG85 is an Artcore Deluxe series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late 2003. It was made in China.

The AG85 features a mid-sized, full-hollow body design with a laminated figured bubinga top with ƒ holes and cream multi-binding on figured bubinga back and sides with a single Venetian cutaway mated to a set-in mahogany and maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with cream binding and abalone 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 bridge on a wooden base, a VT50 chrome tailpiece, ivory plastic nut and pickup rings, a matching figured bubinga pickguard, speed knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines.

The AG86N is a similar model with a spruce body. The AG75 is a related model with a maple body and one-piece neck.

This AG85 was discontinued after 2005. The similar AG86 was introduced the following year.

Specifications

Specifications for AG85 (2003–2005)
Year(s) produced: 2003–2005
Made in: China
Finish(es): Transparent Red (TRD)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 480mm / 18⅞"
  Width: 368mm / 14½"
  Depth: 92mm / 3⅝"
Top:

  Material: Figured bubinga (laminated)
  Binding: Cream multi-ply

Back/sides:

  Material: Figured bubinga (laminated)

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
ART-1 on a wooden base (10.5mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
VT50 trapeze
Pickguard:
Figured bubinga on bakelite
Knob style:
Speed (gold)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Artcore DX
Neck material:
3-piece mahogany/ maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ cream binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone Artcore DX block
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Ivory plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast w/ half-moon buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez ACH2 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez ACH1 (H)
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.030/.042/.052
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

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

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