The AK81 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in mid 2011. It was a spot model which was made in China as part of the Artcore series.
The AK81 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 aged pearl block position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Artcore humbucking pickups with chrome covers and individual volume and tone controls, black plastic pickup rings and switch tip, an ART-W bridge with wooden saddle and base, a VT60 chrome tailpiece, an ivory plastic nut, a black pickguard, speed knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines.
The AK80 is a similar model with dot fretboard inlays, ivory pickup rings and switch tip and a spruce pickguard. The AK95 is a related model with flamed maple back and sides and a different tailpiece.