The Artcore Series from is a hollow-body electric guitar which has a body constructed with a maple top, a maple back and sides, and a set-in mahogany neck with a tobacco flat finish. The single-cutaway hollow body delivers a warm, resonant sound that is well suited for blues, country, rock, and jazz. The neck is fitted with a 20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard which has white dot inlays and chrome tuners. The strings are anchored by an ART-ST Tune-O-Matic bridge and VT06 trapeze tailpiece.
For electronics, the AF55 is equipped with a pair of Infinity R humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge positions, along with a 3-way pickup selector switch, and master volume and tone controls.