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Ibanez AVC9CE OPN Artwood Vintage Acoustic Guitar - Open Pore Natural

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The Artwood Vintage series now showcases another vintage element by applying an “aging” process to the tonewood —“ Thermo Aged™ “tone wood, made by a special drying process at a high temperature which is commonly known as “baking” or “torrefaction”. Only choice selected and seasoned tone wood can be cured to Thermo Aged™ wood. The wood is heated in a vacuum with a specific recipe for each kind of the wood in order to release water and decompose resin contained within the wood. As a result, Thermo Aged™ tone wood becomes light, hard and stable like tone wood dried for decades, while providing amazing response and a louder sound. The tone character includes a full-bodied low-end and a great smooth sustain in the treble strings which are common features of vintage guitars.

  • The grand concert body shape of the AVC9, along with Thermo Aged™ Mahogany top W/Thermo Aged™ Spruce X bracing and shorter scale delivers a wide dynamic sound when strumming, quick response when finger picking, thanks to the light weight Open Pore Natural finish. Mahogany top/back/sides body construction creates rich, bright and balanced tonal character, while the Tortoiseshell body binding gives this guitar a true vintage vibe. The mahogany soft-V shape neck in satin finish with a Ovangkol fretboard provides playing comfort. A Fishman® Sonicore Pickup accurately translates that full sound to whatever amplification system you plug it into, while the Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp provides the extra punch of on-board EQ, and the convenience of an easy-to-read digital tuner located on the upper bout. Open gear tuners w/butterbean knobs(18:1 gear ratio) ensure accurate, stable tuning and help reduce the headstock weight, while bringing vintage vibe in its looks. A bone nut and saddle are chosen for its ability to transfer the string vibration naturally. D’Addario® Nickel Bronze strings emphasize the natural voice of Thermo Aged™ wood with incredible clarity, resonance and projection.
  • Cutaway Grand Concert body
  • 634mm/25" scale
  • Thermo Aged™ Solid Mahogany top
  • Mahogany back & sides
  • Mahogany Soft-V shape neck
  • Ovangkol fretboard & bridge
  • Tortoiseshell body binding
  • Bone nut & saddle
  • Chrome Open Gear tuners w/Butterbean knobs (18:1 gear ratio)
  • Fishman® Sonicore pickup
  • Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp w/Onboard tuner
  • Balanced XLR & 1/4" outputs
  • Ibanez Advantage™ bridge pins
  • D'Addario® EXP™ strings
  • Thermo Aged™ Spruce X bracing
  • Thermo Aged™ Maple bridge plate
    • Thermo Aged™ Solid Mahogany top
    • Fishman® Sonicore pickup
    • Mahogany Soft-V shape neck
    • Colour Code: OPN
    • Colour Filter: NATURAL
    • Brand Series: ARTWOOD SERIES
    • Dimensions: H: 106 x W: 445 x D: 15 cm
    • Weight: 3600g
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