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❌SOLD❌ Ibanez Artcore Expressionist Vintage Archtop Electric, 2018 -Discontinued


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Please note – the Ibanez Artcore Expressionist Vintage has been discontinued and we’re sold out of stock.   This post is maintained for historical and reference purposes.   Please contact us for other similar instruments!

Based on the classic ES-175 cutaway archtop design, the Ibanez Artcore Expressionist Vintage, model AKJV95 delivers a straight-ahead jazz box experience.

Ibanez has been building high quality guitars for decades now and the Artcore Expressionist is an example of how well they do this at reasonable price points.

The Artcore Expressionist uses a fully hollow body with arched top and back, with a laminated Spruce top (the ES-175 uses laminate maple here) paired with laminated Flame maple for the back and sides. The neck is a 3-piece Maple and Mahogany design with a bound Ebony fingerboard, and block position markers of Acrylic. The bridge base is also Ebony. The hardware bears an antique gold finish and the guitar is strung with flatwound strings.

For electronics, the layout is a standard two-pickup design with Ibanez Super 58s, a pickup selector and individual volume and tone controls.

This is a really nice guitar to play, and visually, it looks great. The finish is called ‘DAL’ for ‘Dark Amber Low Gloss’ and it does well at simulating the look of old lacquer and smoky jazz clubs.

This guitar is sold without case.   We suggest a TRIC case would fit and this starts around $100; hard shell cases start around $225. 

Here is what Ibanez says about the Artcore Expressionist Vintage model:

“There’s something irresistible about a vintage guitar- well worn with battle scars, earned throughout years of hard use. Like a favorite old leather jacket, it immediately feels familiar.

Now, Ibanez proudly offers Artcore Expressionist Vintage- the alternative to pricey vintage instruments. The Artcore Expressionist Vintage “aging” process applies to hardware and other appointments, as well as the body, giving each guitar a convincingly real, worn appearance.”


Price: $879.99 CAD
  • Model: Artcore Expressionist Vintage
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Dark Amber Low Gloss
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New
  • Country of Origin: Indonesia
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 28/11/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Not Consignment

  • Instrument Weight: 5.94lbs 2.7kg
  • Scale Length: 24.7in 828mm
  • Nut Width: 1.69in 43mm
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