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 AVN11-ABS features the Thermo Aged™ Solid Caucasian Spruce Top which also delivers a vintage feel dry sound. Furthermore, a semi gloss antique finish offers even more of a vintage appearance.
Combined with a Mahogany back and Thermo Aged™ Spruce X bracing, the AVN11-ABS provides a wide open resonant sound with a vivid tone projection. The mahogany soft-V shape neck in satin finish with a Ovangkol fretboard provide greater playing comfort. An unbleached bone nut and saddle were chosen for their ability to transfer the string vibration naturally.