Ibanez Artcore Expressionist AFJ957 7-String Hollowbody Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst

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Artcore players represent a wide range of musical genres, but the Ibanez Artcore Expressionist AFJ957 Hollowbody Electric Guitar is dedicated to the jazz guitarist seeking to break new sonic ground wi... Click To Read More About This Product

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Artcore players represent a wide range of musical genres, but the Ibanez Artcore Expressionist AFJ957 Hollowbody Electric Guitar is dedicated to the jazz guitarist seeking to break new sonic ground with the addition of a 7th string. It features a spruce top and flamed maple back & sides for pure Jazz tone. This model has dual Artcore Custom-7 pickups to deliver the full range of tones and overtones that 7 strings can produce. The 20-fret fretboard produces that authentically warm jazz tone and to top it off: the AFJ957 comes equipped with high-quality flatwound strings.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • AFJ-7 Expressionist set-in neck
  • Spruce top
  • Flamed Maple back/sides
  • Narrow frets
  • Bound Rosewood fretboard
  • Pearl block inlay
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Artcore Custom-7 neck pu
  • Artcore Custom-7 bridge pu
  • Individual volume and tone controls with 3-way pickup selector
  • Flatwound strings
  • Case sold separately
Specifications
  • Neck Dimensions
    Scale: 628mm/24.7"
    Width at Nut: 48mm
    Width at Last Fret: 62mm
    Thickness at 1st: 20mm
    Thickness at 12th: 22mm
    Radius 400mmR

    Body Dimensions
    Length: 19-1/2"
    Width: 15-3/4"
    Depth: 3-5/8"
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
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IbanezArtcore Expressionist AFJ957 7-String Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
3.7

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3.0

Meh...

By enrique rangel

from Manassas Virginia

Comments about Ibanez Artcore Expressionist AFJ957 7-String Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

Features: really mediocre machine heads. You'll want to swap them out for locking tuners fairly quickly. They are almost plastic feeling, which is depressing. Plastic tone knobs, plastic, pickup covers, plastic pick guard, plastic everything. Ibanez probably couldn't have sold this guitar at it's price with anything metal or quality, which is disappointing. Quality and Reliability: Quality isn't amazing. I'm not going to lie. This guitar looks very beautiful, and the idea of 7 strings and a non metal looking guitar is so attractive, but this simply doesn't come off as a quality instrument. It falls out of tune fairly fast too, thanks to the bad machine heads. I played it live with my band and it fell out half way through a song, the only song it was used for in the set. It's a fair warning to anyone with the hopes and dreams of gigging this thing live. The pickups are an interesting story, as they are good, and not overly loud or too soft. Ibanez got this right. Good job Ibanez. This is great for us. As there are no alternative pickup choices to choose from.you will have to turn you amp up loud to get alway from the sound of the flat wound strings slapping against the fret board. They weren't a good idea...and they don't even sound good with the pickups. Look and Feel: looks great. The vintage sunburst finish is beautiful. The necks finish is good, none of the frets are sharp or anything. The 20 frets actually feel good. 21 would have been nice, but 20 is fine. The painted neck is smooth, not fender smooth, or Gibson fun, but smooth. The guitar should have had metal features, it's very light, and thus somewhat artificial feeling. I wouldn't recommend this guitar simply because of the rather poor features and artificial feel. Should come with a case, but doesn't, should come with good hardware, but it doesn't.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I really like this guitar.

By Steve Hanka

from Salt Lake City, UT

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Ibanez Artcore Expressionist AFJ957 7-String Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar from Guitar Center about three years ago, my first seven string, and have played it almost every day since. I have since purchased two other seven string guitars, an Ibanez classical guitar and an Epiphone seven-string Les Paul model. Needless to say, I like having the seventh string.

This is an inexpensive, decent quality archtop that fulfills my needs as an amateur. I really like the instrument and recommend it to others.

I have had no trouble with the machine heads or strings slipping.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A good deal

By Steve Hanka

from Salt Lake City, UT

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Ibanez Artcore Expressionist AFJ957 7-String Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

This is an inexpensive seven string archtop. I bought it three years ago, and have been playing it almost every day since. I tune the 7th string down to A in the normal jazz tuning. I changed the strings from the flat-wound set that came with it and have been using lighter gauge round-wound, and they sound fine. I have had no problem with the machine heads - the guitar stays in tune.

I don't think you can find another decent seven string archtop for this price.

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