The Artwood series is the embodiment of what might be called the Ibanez “modern approach to tradition.” Cutting edge woodworking technology enables the guitar maker’s luthiers to reproduce the sophisticated bracing techniques of one-of-a-kind instruments of yesteryear.
While tradition is obviously the hallmark of the Artwood series, the company’s decades-long search for the ultimate in acoustic tone has contributed to design alterations that give Artwood a voice all its own.
The grand concert body shape of the AC388, along with the solid Rosewood top and shorter scale delivers a wide dynamic sound when strumming, quick response when finger picking, thanks to the light weight Open Pore Natural finish. Rosewood top/back/sides body construction creates rich, bright and balanced tonal character. ”Thermo Aged” tone wood, made by a special drying process is used for bridge and bridge plate for amazing response. The bone nut and saddle were chosen for its ability to transfer string vibration naturally. Ibanez Chrome open gear tuners ensure smooth and stable tuning.
- Grand Concert body
- 634mm/25” scalse
- Solid Rosewood top
- Rosewood back & sides
- Mahogany neck
- Rosewood fretboard
- Thermo Aged™ Rosewood bridge
- Thermo Aged™ Maple bridge plate
- Bone nut & saddle
- Chrome Open Gear tuners w/Ivory knobs
- Ibanez Advantage™ bridge pins
- D'Addario® EXP™ strings