Ibanez AF85

Ibanez AF85

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AF85, Hollow Body/Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar from Ibanez in the AF series.

3 user reviews
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Ibanez AF85 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Ibanez
  • Model: AF85
  • Series: AF
  • Category: Hollow Body/Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 07/01/2006

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Ibanez AF85 user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 3 reviews )
 2 reviews67 %
 1 user review33 %
Urban Koala09/06/2013

Urban Koala's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez AF85
I believe this guitar was made in Korea or China, finally, there will.
22 frets, easel "floating" like most half-boxes, the maple neck it seems to me, with a rosewood of thumb button is very nice.
The pickups are signed Ibanez, it is not of very high quality, but overall it sounds great. There are two humbuckers, 1 run, an easel, classical and what effective.
Settings could not be more conventional: 2 volumes, two tones, a selector.


The handle is very nice, good ergonomics, although access to acute extreme is not easier (well, at the same time, achieve the latest cases is not the most important on a jazz guitar) Ergonomics are good, this guitar is lightweight and comfortable, although I never played standing.
I did not either try to play with doing my yoga, but it should be the realm of possibility. Actually, who cares.
The sound is very good, finally, it does exactly what I expected for a guitar of this range prix.A my opinion, we should be able to win as his changing the pickups, but already basic this is pretty good!


I wanted a good guitar for cheap bosser grids / jazz chorus.
Well, it's successful!
Joe I mostly clean sound with some reverb, especially on the neck pickup, it's really cool, jazzy sound great!
On the bridge pickup, with distortion, the fact that serious too!
I usually plug in my bass amp MicroMark, the sound is really nickel.
I found against by the bridge pickup lacks a bit of potato ...


It's a little less than a year that I have.
It really is a nice guitar. Many friends, fine guitarists have tried, it all fell in love, even those who have gibson ES I really know anything more than 2000 euros.
She is beautiful, it sounds, and is comfortable.
Only the bridge pickup lacks a bit of potato in my opinion.
The value for money is simply excellent.
With experience, I remake this choice clearly.

thierryembrun's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez AF85
Made in China. The bridge lacks a bit of play in clearing up but Grable. knob a volume and tone, and a micro round slecteur / mix / easel. Ibanez Pickups Humbucking Jazz trs good facture.Le handle is a bit wide for this kind of trs MODEL although many cargo; output height on the body and requires a fairly consquente raises important microphones.


Access in acute ais is not enough because of a heel pais. The game is if we cursive trs trs good handle RULES: minimum of curvature. Change the original string by installing a set trs deep draft (12/52), if possible net flat: you can "lower the ride height" and compensate dplacement a bit long string rope saw the width of the handle. The tailpiece is a bit massive but sturdy trs.
The weight is more qu'idal (hyper lgre for MODL).
The shield body is trs gadgtique and dvisse. Turn to avoid the unwanted noise.


When the sound is a joy for jazzeux! Neck pickup and mixed for semi-chorus or acoompagnement ARPG: hot sounds, round, incisive and trs own. The microphone is suitable for acute funky rhythm (with the effects and of course with accompaniments cl type rock / folk, but not its proper performance. So for the blues and accompaniment, it is quite bien.Il change of choice for pure instrumental pop / rock as adding effects fuzz, overdrive and decompression distos attack.
A little more rverb and chorus amnent the neck pickup you straight to the Pat Metheny with his DLIC, almost the sound of the same name Ibanez MODEL! The sounds are at the top for what is a jazz guitar, knowing that I have a very simple amp without lamps: Fender Deluxe, I find all of the same gain a comforting touch of Wes.
I recommend a rglage pots of volume 2 / 3 switches (mid-gain amp lightweight in between) and half for the neck pickup Tone. This is the micro INTERESTED: hot, round, sharp and to ractif Difference attacks. The highly efficient micro acute trs though of course for this type of acute MODEL: large range of r adjuster of Tone.


I use it for a week in addition to my Aria FA 30 (half box on which I put a neck pickup> Seymour and Di-Marzio pickup). I also three acoustic, a nylon (Godin) and two steel strings (Takamine and Applause). I jou two comparative MODELS: Aria FA 70 and Joe Pass. THE FIRST is far from the gallery for a price sesiblement identical, the second gure above. The original price of the Ibanez trs is attractive, even exceptional, and it is around 450 euros in equipment: no regrets yet about my choice!

tomusic's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez AF85
This guitar is made in China, it has 22 frets (good availability until the 16 th)
Regarding micro settings: buttons are 4 1 volume and 1 tone and also a micro switch that allows settings manche-manche/chevalet-chevalet

The positions of the microphones can be changed (height of the pads and microphone). Be careful as all the guitars with a floating bridge not to move it when changing the strings and then to change these strings by strings.


It's an interesting guitar, climbing rope nets dishes Addario 13-52 gives a more jazzy sound that interested me in.
Those obtained with the strings sound very sweet. Unfortunately, the projection is incomparable with the Artcore with a micro float.

Finally the guitar is very fun to play, quite usable in concert and not tiring to wear.


Acoustic guitar is very nice and sweet the sound (when playing above the neck pickup) is preserved when you plug the guitar and we played with the neck pickup.

The bridge pickup alone as a large part of jazz guitar is unusable. I play only with clean sounds to which I added a slight reverb times by adding a chorus if the music is right. The guitar may be a little too dark, it is necessary to equalize its output amplifier of the guitar if you want to play a rhythm if the sound seems a bit messy (lots of harmonics), this problem n ' not appear when you play a note for note.


I am very happy after a year and a half, that kind of 3 / 4 body are very interesting to play. Also the guitar is beautiful. To think you're going to try it;)

If I have to change it will be to spend on a guitar much better. Although the Epiphone Emperor or may be a little better. The difference is not justified. So much better to see must be sought in the Archtop luthier, in Gretsh, Gibson ES guitars and other crazy price.

Edit 13/07/2008

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