The Ibanez AVN11 ABS Artwood Vintage Acoustic Guitar. Parlor body with Thermo Aged Solid Caucasian Spruce top and Ovangkol fretboard & bridge
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. Only choice selected and seasoned tone wood can be cured to Thermo Aged wood. The wood is heated in a vacuum with a specific recipe for each kind of the wood in order to release water and decompose resin contained within the wood. As a result, Thermo Aged tone wood becomes light, hard and stable like tone wood dried for decades, while providing amazing response and a louder sound. The tone character includes a full-bodied low-end and a great smooth sustain in the treble strings which are common features of vintage guitars.
The AVN11-ABS features the Thermo Aged Solid Caucasian Spruce Top which also delivers a vintage feel dry sound. Furthermore, a semi gloss antique finish offers even more of a vintage appearance.
Combined with a Mahogany back and Thermo Aged Spruce X bracing, the AVN11-ABS provides a wide open resonant sound with a vivid tone projection. The mahogany soft-V shape neck in satin finish with a Ovangkol fretboard provide greater playing comfort. An unbleached bone nut and saddle were chosen for their ability to transfer the string vibration naturally.
12th fret joint
Thermo Aged Solid Caucasian Spruce top
Mahogany back & sides
Mahogany Soft-V shape neck
Ovangkol fretboard & bridge
Gold Mother of Pearl dot fretboard inlay
Wooden multi rosette
Unbleached Oil-impregnated Bone nut & saddle
Antique Chrome tuners w/Oval knobs
Ibanez Advantage bridge pins
D’Addario® EXP strings
Thermo Aged Spruce X bracing
Thermo Aged Maple bridge plate
- Parlor body with Thermo Aged Solid Caucasian Spruce top
- Ovangkol fretboard & bridge
- Herringbone purfling