The Ibanez Prestige series combines cutting-edge manufacturing techniques with world-renowned Japanese craftsmanship and precision. Bolstering this lineup is the gorgeous AF2000-BS Artstar — a beautifully-made hollowbody instrument that will captivate jazz guitarists with its warm, airy tone and luxurious playability.
With an incredible feature-set comprising Ibanez's Super 58 pickups, a rock-solid 3-piece Mahogany/Roasted Maple neck and Gotoh 510 tuners — the Ibanez AF2000-BS is a high-end guitar made for the most serious of musicians.
While Ibanez may be most renowned for its metal-orientated guitars, the AF2000-BS is a truly traditional affair. Boasting a full hollowbody construction, this design harks back to vintage instruments from the '40s and '50s; promising a broad sound with plenty of acoustic-like resonance.
Spruce Top, Anigre Back & Sides
The Ibanez AF2000-BS Artstar's smooth Spruce top enriches the response of your playing, ensuring that all of your unique picking and dynamic nuances are heard. Figured Anigre has been used to craft the back and sides, not only featuring a beautiful wood grain but also producing a rich mid-range voice and controlled attack in the high-end.
3-Piece African Mahogany & Roasted Maple Neck
Many modern high-end guitars are fitted with rock-solid Roasted Maple necks, and the AF2000-BS is no exception — sporting a unique Roasted Maple/African Mahogany layered 3-piece neck construction. Via Ibanez's 'S-TECH' special roasted treatment, this process removes all of the natural moisture retained by the neck wood which ultimately makes it far less vulnerable to warping when exposed to varying climates.
The comfortable AF Artstar neck shape makes lush chords and intricate chromatic lines simply a joy to play, especially with the ultra-smooth Prestige fret edge treatment, while the silky Ebony fingerboard comes fitted with medium frets that offer you great control under the fingers.
Proprietary Super 58 Pickups
Ibanez's AF2000-BS Artstar comes equipped with a pair of medium-output Super 58 humbuckers — pickups that really lend themselves well to jazz, blues and even rock. Featuring Alnico magnets, the Super 58s have a pure and clear quality, with a rounded tone that's perfect for warm extended chords.
- AF Artstar 3pc African Mahogany/S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple set-in neck
- 20 frets
- Spruce top/Figured Anigre back & sides
- Bound Ebony fretboard w/Acrylic & Abalone block inlay
- Medium frets w/Prestige fret edge treatment
- Bone nut
- Max body thickness: 3 3/4"/Width at lower bout: 16 1/2"
- Super 58 (H) neck pickup
- Super 58 (H) bridge pickup
- Ebony bridge
- AF Special tailpiece
- Gold hardware
- Hardshell case included