The AK80 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in mid 2008. It was made in China as part of the Artcore series.
The AK80 features a thick, full-hollow body design with a laminated spruce top with ƒ holes and cream multi-binding on sycamore back and sides with a single pointed Florentine cutaway mated to a set-in mahogany and maple neck with a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with cream binding and pearl dot position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Artcore humbucking pickups with chrome covers and individual volume and tone controls, an ART-W bridge with wooden saddle and base, a VT60 tailpiece, an ivory plastic nut and pickup rings, a spruce pickguard with matching finish, speed knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines.
For 2011 the speed knobs were replaced with Sure Grip III knobs.
The AK80A is a related fully acoustic model without any pickups. The AK81 is a similar spot model with block fretboard inlays and black pickup rings and switch tip. The AK95 is a related model with flamed maple back and sides and a different tailpiece.
The AK80 was discontinued after 2011.
Specifications for AK80
Year(s) produced: 2008–2011
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: China
Finish(es): Brown Sunburst (BS) 2009–2011 / Dark Violin Flat (DVF) 2008–2009