Ibanez AVD60 Artwood Thermo Aged Adirondack Spruce w/ Solid Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
Ibanez AVD60 Artwood Vintage Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
The "modern approach to acoustic guitar tradition" has long been Ibanez's motto for the Artwood series. The Artwood Vintage series steps even further back in history and borrows the best features from highly desired instruments from the past to create quality guitars like this AVD60 Artwood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar.
As an added nod to the great instruments of yesteryear, Ibanez applies an "aging" process to the tonewoods of Artwood Vintage guitars. The wood is Thermo Aged through a special drying process at high temperatures which is commonly referred to as "baking" or "torrefaction". Only specially selected and seasoned tonewood can be cured using this process. The wood is heated in a vacuum with a specific process for each type of wood in order to release water and decompose resin contained within the material. As a result, Thermo Aged tonewood becomes light, hard, and stable, approximating the tonal characteristics of wood that has dried for decades, while providing amazing response and a louder sound. The tonal character includes a full-bodied low-end and a smooth sustain in the treble notes which are common features of vintage guitars.
The AVD60 Artwood Vintage Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar features the dreadnought body shape, along with the Thermo Aged solid AA Adirondack spruce top. Adirondack spruce is famous as a rare material that delivers a deep bottom end and a wide dynamic range. Combined with a solid mahogany back and Thermo Aged spruce X bracing, the AVD60 offers an open resonant sound with a vivid tonal projection. The satin-finished mahogany soft-V shape provides greater playing comfort, and Grover open gear tuners with butterbean knobs ensure accurate, stable tuning while reducing headstock weight and adding to the vintage look. Wooden purfling and rosette also help drive home a vintage appearance. A bone nut and saddle were chosen for their ability to naturally transfer string vibration.
Case sold separately.
- Body type: Dreadnought
- Top wood: Thermo Aged Solid AA Adirondack spruce
- Back and sides: Solid Mahogany
- Bracing pattern: 1/4" non-scalloped X bracing
- Body finish: Natural High gloss
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: Soft V
- Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
- Fingerboard: Cultured maple
- Neck wood: Mahogany
- Scale length: 25.5 in.
- Number of frets: 20
- Neck finish: Satin Polyurethane
- Tuning machines: Chrome enclosed gear
- Bridge: Cultured maple
- Saddle and nut: Unbleached oil-impregnated bone
- Case: Sold separately
Original Retail Price (msrp) - $1,199.99
The guitar had a finish flaw professionally repaired by an authorized technician. Though the repair may still be visible to some degree it could not be located or visible enough for photos. Otherwise, it is in like new mint condition. Save Big!
More Info: This is a refurbished instrument. These guitars are sent directly from the manufacturer to the authorized refurbishing center where they are fully inspected and cleared by a certified technician. The guitars are sent there for many reasons, including: Cosmetic flaws, Minor repairs & Discontinued or Last Years Models.
Most of the Instruments that we sell have no flaws. For any that do, we will describe the flaw or repair in the listing and include a photo if it is visible. Item specifics may very from stock description. "The actual guitar for sale is shown in the photographs"
All of our guitars come with a new standard factory setup, but may require a small amount of adjustments or fine tuning upon arrival to fit the players personal taste or to offset any normal changes that may occur from transit or climate. Accessories and Warranty are not included unless stated otherwise in the description however, we offer a 30 day return on every guitar. The guitars are given a new serial number and the back of the headstock is lightly stamped "used" or "2nd" by the authorized refurbishing center. These guitars are the next best thing to buying new!