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  1. #1

    Join Date: Dec 2013
    Location: Everett, Washington
    ME: Ibanez 540P
    MA: Ovation Celebrity CS257
    MB: Ibanez SRX2EX1
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    NGD: Ibanez Artcore AG85

    Definitely not a metal guitar but that was the point for me. I've wanted to get a jazz guitar for a while and the Gibsons are just out of my price range. I came across the Epiphone Dot Studios but then came across Ibanez's Artcore line of semi-hollow and hollowbody guitars. They sound great and are a pretty good value.

    I initially leaned to the semi-hollows but then decided on the hollow body models. Here in the Pacifc Northwest, people selling their Artcores want about $100 more than the same model down in Southern California. I waited and waited and finally saw this 2004 AG85-TRD 12-01 come up for $300 with hard case. Now to learn how to play it!


    3 piece Mahogany / Maple neck
    Bubinga wood for sides / back / top
    Ibanez ACH1 neck pickup and ACH2 bridge pickup

    Ibanez 2004 Artcore Catalog

  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2012
    Location: wickford
    ME: RG 1550
    MA: ROFL
    MB: Dafuq?!
    Rig: Mesa Mark IV, Recto 2x12

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    Looks very tasty! Beautiful top on that guitar, how does it play? By the way this isn't helping my gretsch white falcon GAS.

    EDIT: you must upload a video of you playing the ren and stimpy theme tune ASAP.
    Last edited by Cobra Commander; 04-28-2014 at 09:09 AM.

  3. #3

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: 7th plane of ethereal hell
    ME: Ibanez UV7PWH
    Rig: Mesa Roadking II

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    Purdy! I quite liked the semi hollow body i had, only bit I hated was when i swapped pickups as it is such a massive royal pain in the arse to do, definitely one of those pay a tech to do it next time jobs!

    Congratulations on a classy guitar

  4. #4

    Join Date: Dec 2013
    Location: New Orleans Area, LA
    ME: Aristides 070
    MB: Schecter Diamond Bass
    Rig: Fractal Axe FX II

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    Congrats bro this thing is smoking!

  5. #5

    Join Date: Mar 2014
    Location: Vegas

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    That's a gorgeous guitar, it's an Ibanez, you'll be burning up the fretboard in no time! They have a similar one in a finish called Aged Whisky that I really like.

  6. #6

    Join Date: Mar 2012
    Location: Nashville
    ME: Gibson
    MA: Fred Welker
    MB: USA Jazz Special
    Rig: ENGL

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    Join Date: Sep 2013
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    Congrats man

  8. #8

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Somerville, Ma
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    Rig: Mesa Roadster, Recto 4x12

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    Gorgeous - I lust after their archtop 7 like you wouldn't believe.
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