"Well known for offering historically inspired acoustic instruments at affordable prices, the Ibanez Artwood Vintage line now introduces Thermo Aged guitars to their offerings. "Thermo Aged" refers to a precision baking process known as torrefaction. That process draws moisture from wood, which is similar to the natural effects of time. The result is a guitar that SOUNDS like a vintage instrumentfuller bodied, with stronger highs and lows. " Ibanez Introduces Artwood Vintage Thermo Aged Acoustics | Premier Guitar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyv2QAdkv6U Interesting but I'm sceptical. I have read bits here and there about research into try to emulate the effect that age seems to have on woods for guitars and violin but have never seemed to be adopted. Ibanez in fairness always seem to try new things with a mixed track record but with acoustics never being their most notable aspect my inner cynic is flaring up.