Ibanez Artcore AF55 Hollow-Body Electric Guitar Tobacco Flat AF55TF

  • The case is available for purchase separately.
  • The bonded, all-maple full hollow body produces tight resonance without feedback, ideal for understated jazz tones but yet versatile enough for alt-rock and hammering punk.
  • The bound rosewood fretboard and mahogany set neck are a joy to the fingers.
  • A meaty, quiet signal with strong mids is provided by an ACH-ST humbucker at the neck and an ACH-ST at the bridge.
Brand Ibanez
Color Tobacco Flat
Top Material Type Maple
Body Material Mahogany
Back Material Type Maple
Neck Material Type Mahogany
Fretboard Material Type Rosewood
Guitar Pickup Configuration Humbucker/Humbucker
String Material Type Nickel
Hand Orientation Right




We present you one of the greatest Ibanez guitars for jazz – the Ibanez Artcore AF55 – for aficionados of smokey jazzy tones and smoky guitars. This six-string combines brightness with a more meaty tone, making it a viable option for a modern jazz performer seeking a fantastic balance of versatility and classic values.

The guitar takes some of Ibanez’s most well-known features and puts them in a more blues- and jazz-oriented setting. We put it through its paces and came to some conclusions, which you can read about in the entire review below.

Yes, Ibanez is more commonly associated with rough and powerful music, but this fellow has a sound basis that is well established in the jazz world. The crucial words are bright, crisp, eloquent, and resonant. However, the addition of booming mahogany wood and somewhat hotter pickups allowed this guitar to be used for musical genres other than jazz, ranging from harsher blues to alternative rock. This is fantastic in our opinion, while some players who are searching for a full-on jazz guitar will not enjoy the added gain punch.

One of the greatest jazz guitars – or at the very least one of the best jazz guitars under $500? Yes, the Ibanez Artcore meets the bill well! We like the resonant, deep, and punchy tone, and we like the appearance, so despite a few small technical faults, we can only recommend the AF55. It’s really good!


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