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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

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
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 495mm / 19½"
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 92mm / 3⅝" (70mm at tail)
Top:

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

Back/sides:

  Material: Sycamore

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
ART-W w/ wooden saddle & base (10.4mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
VT60 trapeze
Pickguard:
Spruce veneer on bakelite
Knob style:
2008–2010: Speed (gold)
2011: Sure Grip III (gold)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Artcore AK
Neck material:
3-piece mahogany/ maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ cream binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
20 / 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):
.011/.015/.022w/.030/.040/.050 flatwound
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2009 AK80 DVF 12 01
Dark Violin Flat
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3 hollow
Control layout

Sources

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