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The AK86 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2006. It was made in China as part of the Artcore Deluxe series. It replaced the similar AK85.

The AK86 features a thick, full-hollow body design with a laminated spruce top with ƒ holes and cream multi-binding on flamed maple back and sides with a single pointed Florentine 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 dual Ibanez Artcore humbucking pickups with chrome covers and individual volume and tone controls, an ART-W bridge with wooden saddle and base, a VT100DX wood-decorated tailpiece, ivory plastic nut and pickup rings, a spruce pickguard with matching finish, speed knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines.

The AK84 is a related fully acoustic model without any pickups. The AK95 is a related model with flamed maple back and sides and a different tailpiece.

The AK86 was produced for only one year.


Specifications for AK86
Year(s) produced: 2006
Sold in: Asia & S. America / Europe / Japan / North America / USA
Made in: China
Finish(es): Dark Violin Sunburst (DVS)
Body type:
Hollow body
  Length: 495mm / 19½"
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 92mm / 3⅝" (70mm at tail)

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


  Material: Flamed maple

Neck joint:
ART-W w/ wooden saddle & base (10.4mm string spacing)
VT100DX w/ decorated wooden cover
Spruce veneer on bakelite
Knob style:
Speed (gold)
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Artcore DX
Neck material:
3-piece mahogany/ maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ cream binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone block
20 / medium
Ivory plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast w/ half-moon buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez ACH2 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez ACH1 (H)
Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector
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.)


Additional details
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Pickup switching
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Control layout


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