Ibanez Artwood Vintage Mahogany Sunburst Guitars

Ibanez Guitars expand their popular Artwood Vintage line with new solid mahogany topped models that are finished in vintage sunburst.

Ibanez Artwood Vintage Mahogany

This new configuration is applied to three of the Artwood Vintage line's more popular guitar shapes that include Dreadnought, Grand Concert and Parlor. All of which follow the same mahogany theme and vintage style finish.

Acoustics with mahogany tops tend to have a warmer tone with more emphasis on the middle frequencies. This makes them ideal for pairing with conventional spruce topped acoustics, complementing the sound by filling up the mids with their warm tone. As such, more and more guitarists are making the switch to mahogany body guitars, if not adding them to their collection.

As expected this increased interest in mahogany have led manufacturers like Ibanez to keep expanding their line up with mahogany topped guitars. This same demand gave birth to these three new Artwood Vintage with solid mahogany top guitars. The use of solid mahogany for the top allows for better sustain and resonance, and ensures that the guitar sounds better in time as the top wood opens up.

Supporting the solid mahogany top are back and sides also crafted from mahogany, which according to the company helps the guitar produce a full, well-balanced tone that can handles delicate fingerpicking or percussive strumming.

The three new models include the AVD4VMS which has a Dreadnought body, the AVC4VMS which has a Grand Concert body and the AVN1VMS Parlor model. All three share the same wood configuration, hardware and cosmetic complements, the main difference being the size and shape of the body, along with the smaller scale length and nut width of the parlor guitar model.

All three guitars feature a mahogany neck with satin finish for smooth neck movement. The fingerboard is crafted from rosewood and feature comfortable playability as expected from Ibanez. Both the nut and saddle are crafted from bone, another feature that's normally not available in the price range that the new Artwood Vintage guitars are being offered.

Other features include Chrome Open Gear tuners, 3-ply tortoise shell pickguard, mother of pearl rosette and a double body purfling, all of which add to the overall vintage appeal of the said guitars. Finally, and quite notably, each of the three new Ibanez Artwood Vintage Mahogany acoustics have a list price of $599 and are retailing for much lower at $399, a very reasonable price in my opinion for a true old school looking and sounding instrument.

For more information, you can head over to Ibanez.

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