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The people at Ibanez will be the first to admit that their "Boxes For All" slogan for the Artcore full- and semi-acoustics wasn't entirely fulfilled. While the Artcore line had "jazz boxes" (jazz slang for full- and --semi-acoustics) that just about anyone could afford, there weren't any for left-handed players, no matter how much money they had....

July 27, 2004

The people at Ibanez will be the first to admit that their "Boxes For All" slogan for the Artcore full- and semi-acoustics wasn't entirely fulfilled. While the Artcore line had "jazz boxes" (jazz slang for full- and --semi-acoustics) that just about anyone could afford, there weren't any for left-handed players, no matter how much money they had.

Now there are. The new AF85VLSL full-acoustic and AS83VLSL semi-acoustic offer southpaw guitarists a way to get the great complex sounds of full and semi-hollow axes in the very affordable Artcore Deluxe price range.

Both the AF85VLSL full-acoustic and AS83VLSL feature flame-maple tops, large frets and Artcore medium output humbucking pickups. The list price for both instruments is $639.99

Model AF85VLSL:

  • Available Finish - VLS Violin Sunburst
  • Body Material - Maple back and sides with flamed maple top
  • Neck Material/Type -3 pc Maple/Mahogany/Set-in
  • Neck Scale - 24 3/4"
  • No. Frets/Type - 22/Large
  • Fingerboard - Bound rosewood
  • Inlay - Artcore DX
  • Bridge - ART1
  • H/W Color - Chrome
  • Neck Pickup - ACH1 Humbucker
  • Middle Pickup - N/A
  • Bridge Pickup - ACH2 Humbucker
  • Controls - Two volume, two tone
  • Other Special Features - Left-Handed, Full-Hollow
  • Case - AF100C
  • Case List - $99.99
  • List - $639.99

Model AS83VLSL:

  • Available Finish - VLS Violin Sunburst
  • Body Material - Maple back and sides with flamed maple top
  • Neck Material/Type - 3 pc Maple/Mahogany/Set-in
  • Neck Scale - 24 3/4"
  • No. Frets/Type - 22/Large
  • Fingerboard - Bound rosewood
  • Inlay - Artcore DX
  • Bridge - ART1
  • H/W Color - Chrome
  • Neck Pickup - ACH1 Humbucker
  • Middle Pickup - N/A
  • Bridge Pickup - ACH2 Humbucker
  • Controls - Two volume, two tone
  • Other Special Features - Left-Handed, Semi-Acoustic
  • Case - AS110C
  • Case List - $99.99
  • List - $639.99

For more information, visit their web site at www.ibanez.com

By our press release coordinator Thursday January 1, 2004