Bassplayers of a certain age may remember Ibanez breaking out into the "Boutique" market during the early 1990s with the fabulous Affirma bass. Well, now it's back, as the Ibanez Premium AFR-4 Affirma Walnut Body Natural Flat, and it's better than ever!
Ibanez Premium AFR-4 Affirma Walnut Body Natural Flat Highlights
- A limited edition, modern re-imagining of the early-90's boutique "Affirma" bass guitar
- Designed by Swiss Luthier Rolf Spuler
- New for 2019
- Streamlined and lightweight body design
- Half neck-through design
- Ebony fingerboard
- Premium Fret Edge treatment
- Bartolini magnetic pickup, and body-mounted piezo pickup, combine to offer a toneful "upright" sound
- AeroSilk MR5 bridge
- Includes hardshell case
- Finance options available
Limited Edition Boutique-Style Electric Bass
Renowned luthier Rolf Spuler (co-founder of Paradis Guitars) designed and built a run of boutique Affirma basses for Ibanez during 1991/92. Despite the run being relatively short-lived (only approx 1000 models made), these basses were incredibly popular, and continue to be sought-after today.
Well, the wait is over: it's back, and available in limited numbers!
With that same lightweight, streamlined body, and half neck-through design as the original, and featuring a new Aerosilk MR5 bridge and Bartolini pickup, this is a fitting tribute to Rolf Spuler's legacy.
Ideal for bassists longing for a natural-sounding, sensitive bass, with a diverse dynamic range, that's a dream to play for any length of time, the new Ibanez AFR-4 looks as distinctive as it sounds.
The half neck-through Ibanez AFR-4 features a 3pc Maple neck, reinforced with two Graphite rods for extra stability, and provides you with plenty of natural sustain and tone as a result.
Thanks to the Walnut body producing a naturally tight response and warm sound, with a firm low end. In addition to this the AeroSilk MR5 bridge works perfectly alongside the piezo pickups to further enhance the bass's acoustic-sounding qualities.
Add those natural resonances to the Bartolini pickup's deep and punchy tone, and you have a truly unique-sounding bass experience.
It's no wonder the original Affirma is still so coveted, almost 3 decades after its original release.
Available to Order
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Alternatively, order yours online today, and you can arrange for a Home Delivery or Store Pickup once we have the bass in stock.
Ibanez Premium AFR-4 Affirma Walnut Body Natural Flat Specs
- Neck Type: AFR3pc Maple half neck-through w/Graphite reinforcement rods
- Body Material: Walnut
- Fingerboard: Ebony fretboard w/Avalone Oval off-set dot inlay on 12th fret (Treble Side)
- Scale Length: 34"
- Fret Size: Medium frets w/Premium Fret Edge Treatment
- Nut Width: 40mm
- Fretboard Radius: 305mm
- Bridge: AeroSilk MR5 bridge (19mm string spacing)
- Pickup: Bartolini X44JX Middle Pickup
- Hardware Finish: Black Matte
- Case: Includes Hardshell Case
|Case Included||hard case|
|Neck Wood||maple neck|
|Pickup Config||1 x split coil|
|Number Of Strings||4 string|
|Body Material||walnut body|
|Body Size||full size|
|Right / Left-Handed||right handed|
April 18, 2019Read Article
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