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."
|body shape||Grand Concert body|
|top||Thermo Aged™ Solid Mahogany top|
|back & sides||Mahogany back & sides|
|neck||Mahogany Soft-V shape neck|
|tuning machine||Chrome Open Gear tuners w/Butterbean knobs (18:1 gear ratio)|
|number of frets||20|
|saddle material||Compensated Bone saddle|
|bridge pins||Ibanez Advantage™ Bridge pin|
|strings||D'Addario® NB1253 Nickel Bronze, Light (.012-.053 Gauge)|
|finish top||Open Pore|
|finish back and sides||Open Pore|
|finish neck back||Open Pore|
|a : Width||45mm at NUT|
|b : Width||56mm at 14F|
|c : Thickness||21.5mm at 1F|
|d : Thickness||22.5mm at 7F|
|a : Length||19 1/2"|
|b : Width||15 1/4"|
|c : Max Depth||4 1/4"|
Thermo Aged™ Solid Top and Spruce X Bracing
Thermo Aged™ Solid top w/Thermo Aged™ Spruce X bracing delivers ample volume and an enormous frequency range.
Bone nut and saddle
A bone nut and saddle provide optimal transference of the natural string vibration.
D'Addario® NB1253 Nickel Bronze strings
D'Addario® Nickel Bronze strings emphasize the natural voice of Thermo Aged™ wood with incredible clarity, resonance and projection.
Chrome Open Gear tuners w/Butterbean knobs(18:1 gear ratio)
Chrome open gear tuners w/butterbean knobs(18:1 gear ratio) ensure accurate, stable tuning and help reduce the headstock weight, while contributing to the vintage look.
Ibanez Advantage™ bridge pins
These pins really are an advantage over old-fashioned pins. Advantage™ pins are easier to take out and easier to put in than standard pins. A special bulb-shaped end makes the pin easy to grip and also prevents the pin from being pushed in too far. Best of all, with Advantage™, the pin and string stay put.
Simplified Graph Comparing Thermo Aged™ to Non-Thermo Aged Guitars
The Thermo Aged™ process makes the sound louder across the entire frequency range, especially the bass and treble areas. (The base line in the graph represents the sound character of Non-Thermo Aged guitar). Having a Thermo Aged™ solid back brings further enhancement to the sound along with the Thermo Aged™ solid top; even more bass, even more treble, and plenty of punch.