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The AK95 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2007. It was made in China as part of the Artcore series.

The AK95 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 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with cream binding and aged pearl block position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Artcore humbucking pickups with gold covers and individual volume and tone controls, an ART-W bridge with wooden saddle and base, a VT100DX tailpiece, a plastic nut, a spruce pickguard with matching finish, speed knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines.

For 2012 the knobs were changed to Sure Grip III.

The AK95L is a left-handed version. The AK100 is a related model with a maple body and different pickups and tailpiece. The AK80 is a related model with sycamore back and sides and a different tailpiece.

The AK95 was discontinued after 2012. The jazz-focused AKJ95 was introduced for 2013.

Specifications

Specifications for AK95
Year(s) produced: 2007–2012
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: China
Finish(es): Dark Honey Sunburst (DHS) / Dark Violin Sunburst (DVS)
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: Flamed maple

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
ART-W w/ wooden saddle & base (10.4mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
VT100DX w/ inlay
Pickguard:
Spruce veneer on bakelite
Knob style:
2007–2010: Speed (gold)
2011–2012: Sure Grip III (gold)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
AKJ
Neck material:
3-piece mahogany/ maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ cream binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl block
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
2007 AK95 DHS 12 01
Dark Honey Sunburst
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3 hollow
Control layout

Sources

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