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The AKJ85 is an Artcore series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2012. It was made in China.

The AKJ85 features a thick, full-hollow body design with a laminated flamed maple 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 pearl block position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Artcore humbucking pickups with chrome covers and individual volume and tone controls, an ART-W bridge with rosewood saddle and base, a trapeze tailpiece, a plastic nut, a bakelite pickguard, Sure Grip III knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines.

The AFJ85 is a similar model with a spruce top and a rounded Venetian cutaway.

The AKJ85 was discontinued after just a single year in production. It was replaced by the similar AKJ95.

Specifications

Specifications for AKJ85
Year(s) produced: 2012
Sold in: Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania
Made in: China
Finish(es): Vintage Yellow Sunburst (VYS)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 495mm / 19½"
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 92mm / 3⅝"
Top:

  Material: Flamed maple (laminated)
  Binding: Cream multi-ply

Back/sides:

  Material: Flamed maple

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
ART-W w/ rosewood saddle & base (10.4mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
VT06 trapeze
Pickguard:
Black bakelite
Knob style:
Sure Grip III (gold)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
AFJ Artcore DX
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) passive/alnico
Neck pickup:
Ibanez ACH1 (H) passive/alnico
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3 hollow
Control layout

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