Ibanez AM70 Artist Vintage MIJ Hollow Body Antique Violin 1986 w/ OHSC Japan


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Here's a 1986 Ibanez Artist AM-70AV in very good playing condition. This beautiful Japanese-made guitar showcases all the reasons these instruments are so popular: a killer pair of Ibanez IBZ pickups, silky smooth playability, rock solid MIJ build quality. This one is in good shape for its age with some cosmetic wear, most notably some finish cracking at the neck heel that has been thoroughly looked over and is purely cosmetic; one of the screws on the bridge is also slightly rusted and the guitar shows some normal finish swirling and a few cosmetic scuffs here and there (see photos). Freshly set up and playing/sounding excellent. What a sweet axe!! Ships in a hardshell case that has some cosmetic wear and peeling tolex but is structurally sound.

From Ibanez wiki (specs may differ slightly):

The AM70 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1985. It was made in Japan by Terada as part of the [Artist] series.

The AM70 features a compact, semi-hollow, double cutaway body design with an arched, laminated birch top with ƒ holes and ivory binding on birch back and sides with a maple center block mated to a set-in maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with ivory binding and pearloid dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez IBZ humbucking pickups with black covers, black plastic pickup rings, a Short Stop bridge with integrated tailpiece, a bone nut, Sure Grip II knobs, and Smooth Tuner tuning machines.


Body type: Hollow body
Length: 420mm / 16½"
Width: 355mm / 14"
Depth: 42mm / 1.65"
Material: Birch (laminated)
Binding: Ivory
Material: Birch (laminated)
Neck joint: Set-in
Bridge: Short Stop
Knob style: Sure Grip II (black)
Hardware color: Chrome

Neck type: Artstar AM
Neck material: 1-piece maple
Scale length: 628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material: Rosewood w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays: Pearloid dot
Frets: 22 / medium
Nut: Bone (43mm)
Machine heads: Smooth Tuner

Pickup configuration: HH
Bridge pickup: Ibanez IBZ (H)
Neck pickup: Ibanez IBZ (H)
Controls: Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector
Output jack: ¼" mono (face mounted)
Factory tuning: 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

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