Thermo-aged Tonewoods in a Great Acoustic-electric
The Ibanez Artwood Vintage AVC9CE acoustic-electric guitar is crafted to deliver the warm and natural tone of a vintage instrument, whether acoustic or plugged in. The solid, torrefied mahogany top vibrates in a way that replicates the openness of an aged guitar, giving it a big, round tone that suits singer/songwriters as well as ensemble players. You’ll also find high-end touches such as decorative herringbone purfling and resonance-enhancing bone nut and saddle as well as open-gear Grover tuners with butterbean knobs.
Thermo-aged top unlocks a deeper, more open tone
The top of this Ibanez Artwood Vintage acoustic-electric have been Thermo-aged (torrefied) to mimic decades of maturation. This process involves high heat in a low-oxygen environment to gently bake excess water and resin out of the wood. The result is a deeper fundamental tone, a sharper midrange contour, and a more open feel. If you’ve been hesitant to invest the hundreds of hours it takes to properly break in a new instrument, Sweetwater guitarists recommend taking any of the Ibanez Thermo-aged acoustic-electric guitars for a spin.
Throughout the Ibanez AVC9CE, you’ll find detailed touches that amplify the guitar’s tone and appearance. For instance, real bone is used for the guitar’s compensated bridge saddle and nut, ensuring maximum string energy transfer to the guitar’s top. A set of aged open-gear tuners helps elevate the instrument’s vintage and broken-in character. And Ibanez’s Advantage bridge pins are used to ensure better tone and easier string changes.
Effortlessly switch between acoustic and electric
The Ibanez Artwood Vintage AVC9CE lets you easily switch from acoustic to electrified performance, and back again. Loaded with a Fishman Sonicore pickup and an Ibanez preamp, your plugged-in tone will be as airy, warm, and detailed as the guitar’s acoustic voice.