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Ibanez Introduces Artcore Vintage Basses at NAMM 2016

Ibanez gave their Artcore line of basses a rustic turn this year with the Artcore Vintage Series. The semi-hollowbody, short-scale basses come in distressed finishes to give the vibe of an old workhorse instrument, right down to the antiqued pickup covers.

Ibanez Artcore Vintage AGBV205A Bass

Each of the models is built with a maple body, which the company says balances out the “boomy” quality of typical hollow body instruments with more clarity and articulation. Other common features include a pair of Classic Elite pickups and Sure Grip knobs in a deep honey finish.

The series starts with the AFBV200A. It’s set apart by a an ART-1 wooden bridge, vintage tailpiece, and raised pickguard. The AGBV200A drops the pickguard and switches the bridge to Gibraltar III system, while the five-string version AGBV205A model utilizes an Artcore Custom 5 bridge.

The Ibanez Artcore Vintage Basses are shipping soon with prices of $599.99 for the AFBV200A and AGBV200A and $649.99 for the five-string AGBV205A.

Ibanez Artcore Vintage AFBV200A Bass Specs:

Scale:30.3″
Construction:Set-Neck
Body:Maple
Neck:3-piece Maple/Mahogany
Fretboard:Bound Rosewood
Inlays:White Dot
Frets:22 Medium
Pickups:Classic Elite Bass
Bridge:ART-1 Wooden Bridge
Hardware Color:Antique Chrome

Ibanez Artcore Vintage AGBV200A Bass Specs:

Scale:30.3″
Construction:Set-Neck
Body:Maple
Neck:3-piece Maple/Mahogany
Fretboard:Bound Rosewood
Inlays:White Dot
Frets:22 Medium
Pickups:Classic Elite Bass
Bridge:Gibraltar III Bass Bridge
Hardware Color:Antique Chrome

Ibanez Artcore Vintage AGBV205A Bass Specs:

Scale:30.3″
Construction:Set-Neck
Body:Maple
Neck:3-piece Maple/Mahogany
Fretboard:Bound Rosewood
Inlays:White Dot
Frets:22 Medium
Pickups:Classic Elite Bass
Bridge:Artcore Custom 5 Bridge
Hardware Color:Antique Chrome

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