This rock-style Artcore model, inspired by modern rockers 30 Seconds to Mars and My Chemical Romance, has dual mini-humbuckers, a vintage vibrato, and a clear pickguard and black/white multi-binding c... Read More
This rock-style Artcore model, inspired by modern rockers 30 Seconds to Mars and My Chemical Romance, has dual mini-humbuckers, a vintage vibrato, and a clear pickguard and black/white multi-binding combination characteristic of a new-style rock box. The all-maple body with distinctive Twinkle Snow finish is joined by a mahogany Artcore set-in neck with bound rosewood fretboard carrying 22 large frets.
Case sold separately.
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this is the most expensive guitar ive ever bought and i was sceptical at 1st but now after having it im very excited that i bought it. it is very loud when not plugged into an amp, and gives off a very nice solid tone everytime you pluck the strings. just a beautiful guitar.
Summary of long review: So some wear on the bridge plating, a loose pup (on a used guitar), and a lame logo on the headstock are about the worst I can say about it. None of which affect the playability, I suppose the loose pup did but was quickly fixed. Well built, solid guitar. The neck is a dream, fast low action. Pups get muddy with overdrive. Sound good clean. Vibrato is decent no tuning problems at all. My first impression of this guitar is how good the QC at Ibanez is. Every AF75 I picked up felt almost exactly the same as the last. Regardless if it had a vibrato or not. I played several AF75 base models the AF75TDG. Some bridge tweaking with the bridge brought gave them all respectable action. To me the Ibanez action was great. This guitar just felt right when you put your hand on the neck. The neck is a dream. The action is fast and low. It sounds great acoustically also. This is a well built guitar. I'm not in love with the pups at this point, but that's playing through my computer speaker so far. I should say I don't care for them with overdrive. They get muddy with very little overdrive. The Neck pup has a full warm tone, and the middle pup position is a little bit twangy and clucky. The bridge pup is bright, too bright for my tastes. It does ok with overdrive but it also gets muddy with very little overdrive. I do think this guitar could be used for just about everyhting except for heavy metal type music. The kes are nice and very smooth. The white is a nice touch. The vibrato which I've read many conflicting reviews about, is great. I'm not sure the problems others have had. I have on several occasions dive bombed it holding chords or single notes, and its returns to pitch no problem. This guitar is visually stunning. I didn't like them when I saw them on the internet. When they are hanging on the the wall they tend to catch the eyes as so many are dark, and then BAM! MIGHTY WHITEY. It appealed to me more looking at it in person. The finish is flawless, the neck, body, headstock, everything. I even bought is used and expected some minor scratches and to my delight there were none. It still had the plastic on the pick guard and truss rod cover. The biggest complaint would be the gold finish on the bridge where the hand rests is considerably worn off. The rest of the guitar is pristine. This leads me to believe the guy before me had some really wicked sweaty hands or the gold plating is very cheap. I suspect the latter. As I said I bought this guitar used. It doesn't seem like the rest of the wear on this guitar is as bad as the gold plate on the bridge. That's the worst thing I can say about it so far. The bridge pickup was very loose and maybe a terrible buzzing noise initially. I simply tightened the screw a little and backed them off a bit. The pup is still loose, but it�ۡ���s not vibrating and buzzing anymore. It is used and I haven't taken the time to take the pup off yet as I can't stop playing it.