Here is an incredible addition to the almighty Contemporary Archtop Series. Although more famous for their insane range of Solidbody electrics, Ibanez have a rich history in the hollowbody game and these models punch well above their modest price tag.
The Ibanez AFC125 in Black Flat is a great feature of their catalogue. With beautiful Maple back and sides, and a lush Spruce top, this guitar looks absolutely stunning. Capturing all the bite and resonance of a classic hollowbody the AFC125 is perfectly suited to a wide range of styles.
The 3 piece Mahogany/Maple set neck feels great underhand. Smooth and rich, the Ebony fingerboard has benefitted from Artstar fret edge treatment for a lush playing experience. With 20 medium frets, Mother of Pearl offset block inlays, and flatwound strings it provides tight response and super smooth playability. The Ebony bridge and AFC tailpiece with wood cover offer precise tuning stability and a really sweet playing action, it definitely adds to the organic appeal that this guitar has.
Loaded with a Magic Touch-Mini humbucker, the AFC125 has great sonic character. It packs a killer punch and offers rich, nuanced tone with clear articulation at both ends of the sonic spectrum and a crystal clear response.
Reduced in price due to a very minor blemish in the finish (see photos), this is still a guitar you are not going to want to overlook!