Artwood Vintage Thermo Aged?
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."
body shape Dreadnought body
top Thermo Aged? Solid AA Adirondack Spruce top
back & sides Solid Mahogany back & sides
bracing Thermo Aged™ Spruce X Bracing
neck Mahogany Soft-V shape neck w/Diamond volute
fretboard Cultured Maple
bridge Cultured Maple
body binding Tortoiseshell
top board purfling Wooden multi
inlay Abalone dot fretboard inlay
soundhole rosette Wooden multi rosette
tuning machine Grover? Chrome Open Gear machine heads w/Butterbean knobs (18:1 gear ratio)
nut material Unbleached Oil-impregnated Bone
number of frets 20
saddle material Unbleached Oil-impregnated Bone nut & saddle
bridge pins Ibanez Advantage? bridge pins
strings D'Addario? EXP? strings
finish top Gloss
finish back and sides Gloss
finish neck back Satin
Thermo Aged? Solid Top and Spruce X Bracing
Thermo Aged? Solid top w/Thermo Aged? Spruce X bracing delivers ample volume and an enormous frequency range.
Bone nut and saddle
A bone nut and saddle provide optimal transference of the natural string vibration.
Grover? Chrome Open Gear tuners w/Butterbean knobs
Grover? open gear tuners w/butterbean knobs(18:1 gear ratio) ensure accurate, stable tuning and help reduce the headstock weight, while contributing to the vintage look.
Ibanez Advantage? bridge pins
These pins really are an advantage over old-fashioned pins. Advantage? pins are easier to take out and easier to put in than standard pins. A special bulb-shaped end makes the pin easy to grip and also prevents the pin from being pushed in too far. Best of all, with Advantage?, the pin and string stay put.
Simplified Graph Comparing Thermo Aged? to Non-Thermo Aged Guitars
The Thermo Aged? process makes the sound louder across the entire frequency range, especially the bass and treble areas. (The base line in the graph represents the sound character of Non-Thermo Aged guitar). Having a Thermo Aged? solid back brings further enhancement to the sound along with the Thermo Aged? solid top; even more bass, even more treble, and plenty of punch.