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The AF 75 is a classy hollow body guitar. Ibanez is made in Japan, and the company has been around for a long time. The great Jazz player, George Benson plays Ibanez guitars, so if you are going for a “Benson sound” this is a great deal. It features a full maple body, mahogany neck, ebony bridge with 2 special AC pickups. I would recommend this for live performances. It has a full and rich tone that simply sounds classy and smooth.

Ibanez® Artcore Series AF75TDGIV Hollowbody Electric Guitar Ivory

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Pros

The pros of this guitar is its great tone and feel. In addition, you can play it acoustically since its a semi-hollow body guitar. This makes for great late night jamming when the kids are in bed, or to spare your neighbors. Of course, the fact that it is a semi-hollow body, it really works wonders for composing and songwriting as well since you do not have to plug it in to hear it. Although more of a Jazz guitar, it is very possible to get a good rock tone out of the AF 75. Another pro is the look. Not only is it very well made, it also has great aesthetic appeal. Just the look of the guitarIt almost makes you want to play more smooth and tasteful. It looks great on stage, and although more of a jazz guitar, a rock guitar player with a jazz /semi hollow body guitar always looks cool and and different.

 

Cons

The cons are not many. This is, of course, a budget guitar. Professional guitarists will be able to feel the difference from this model, and a more expensive model such as the George Benson signature, GB10-NT. Some of the parts are also on the cheap end, and you may want it set up if you do purchase it from Amazon to fit your style. It is also a bit big. If you are not used to playing Jazz guitars, or haven’t tried one, I suggest that you go to your local guitar shop and try one out before ordering one on Amazon. Some players do not like big bulky guitars. If you are one of those people, I would not recommend the AF 75. If you want a jazzy tone without the huge body, I would recommend that you take a look at a Gibson ES-335 type guitar. This is still a semi-hollow body guitar, but features a much smaller/ skinnier body.

Ibanez AF75TDG

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