Vintage but new. Ibanez's Artwood Vintage series is well known for its good price-value ratio. With the AVD9 Ibanez went even more "vintage" with their "Thermo aged" raging process."Thermo aged" means that the top of the guitar is being torrefied (backed) in high temperature and results in a more vintage, broken-in style of sound. As if the guitar naturally aged from years of being played.Right from the first chord, round, deep tones will fill your ears, and the more you play it the more it will dazzle you how affordable this guitar is in comparison to what it delivers.Ibanez really got it right with the AVD9 Atwood Vintage. The woods, bone nut and saddle and treated top are making this guitar a real steal.For its price, we totally recommend checking it out.
The Ibanez AVD-6 is an old looking guitar with all the benefits of a new one. On this reliced guitar, which has a very cool, distressed "one that was around" finish, Ibanez used mahogany body in combination with a solid sitka spruce top. This combination produces a wide ranging guitar sound with tight lows and open highs and all around warmth. It is definitely not a "small sounding" guitar.Ibanez went for bone nut&saddle, a soft v shape and a slim 43mm nut on the AVD-6 which makes it comfortable to handle on the 1st frets. One more thing we noticed is, that it is light weighted. On their website, Ibanez describe their Artwood series as a "modern approach to acoustic guitar tradition." The DTS-6 takes it one step forward.