Get ready for a rich-sounding semi-hollowbody in a comfortable solidbody size. The Ibanez AM153 Artstar is a lightweight axe that resonates beautifully. Built with premium tonewoods, the AM153's bubinga body and three-piece set-in mahogany/maple neck reverberate your playing in a warm jazzy tone with wonderful sustain. The two Super '58 Custom pickups come with a Tri-Sound switch that offers settings for a parallel, series, or coil-tapping sound. Holding it all down is the ART-1 bridge for secure intonation and longer sustain. The AM153 Artstar is a brilliant and comfortable semi-hollowbody that knocks tone out of the park with a versatile punch.
Lightweight Smaller-Sized Body
The Am153 Artstar's bubigna semi-hollowbody is compact like a solidbody, which is great if you're not used to the larger style of most semi-hollowbody guitars. Its well-balanced lightweight composition makes it a comfortable fit if you're in for a long gig or recording session. The comfortable three-piece set-in mahogany/maple neck is great for speedy licks and finger-stretching jazz chords.
Two Super '58 Custom Pickups and Tri-Sound Switch
Your pair of Super '58 Custom humbuckers complement the AM153's tonewoods wonderfully. Ranging from a dark, warm, and jazzy sound to a sharper lead tone, these two humbuckers give you room and the sonic flexibility to really test your fingers. Switching seamlessly between jazzy and rock tones is made even simpler with the AM153's Tri-Sound switch -- it offers positions for a traditional-sounding series setting; a brighter, more single-coil-like tone for the parallel setting; or a coil-tapping sound to get a truer single-coil result.
Great Sustain Over a Smooth Neck
Getting a nice sharp lead tone with minimal effort will allow you to take advantage of the AM153's comfortable action and smooth bound ebony fingerboard. Whether you're playing speedy runs or hesitating on sustained passing tones, you'll get a continuously smooth feel as your fingers glide over the AM153's Artstar fret edge treated neck. And you can count on the durable ART-1 bridge for longer sustain and consistent intonation.
- Two Super '58 Custom humbuckers
- Tri-Sound switch for series, parallel, or coil-tapping setting
- Three-setting pickup selector switch
- Two tone and two volume Sure Grip III knobs
- Compact bubinga semi-hollowbody with dual F-holes
- Three-piece set-in mahogany/maple neck with 22 frets
- ART-1 bridge for secure intonation and longer sustain
- Quick Change III tailpiece
- Hardshell case included
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- Neck Type: Artstar 3pc Mahogany/Maple set-in neck
- Body: Bubinga top/back/sides
- Fretboard: Bound Ebony fretboard w/Pearl & Abalone block inlay
- Fret: Medium frets w/Artstar fret edge treatment
- Bridge: ART-1 bridge
- Tailpiece: Quik Change III tailpiece
- Neck pu: Super 58 custom (H) neck pu (Passive/Alnico)
- Bridge pu: Super 58 custom (H) bridge pu (Passive/Alnico)
- Hardware Color: Gold
- Hardshell case includedNeck Dimensions:
a : Width at Nut: 43mm
b : Width at Last Fret: 57mm
c : Thickness at 1st: 20mm
d : Thickness at 12th: 22mm (at 9F)
Radius: 305mmRBody Dimensions:
a : Length: 17 5/8"
b : Width: 14 1/2"
c : Max Depth: 2 5/8"
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- Dark Brown Sunburst
- Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
As part of Ibanez's Artstar Series the AM153 is a semi-hollow compact model designed for the working pro that loves the tone, but needs more volume and sustain, and enjoys the comfort of a compact body style. There's nothing like the tone of a hollowbody. It creates a sonic quality no electronics can replicate.
The Figured Bubinga body is finished in a deep, rich Dark Brown Sunburst. The 3-piece Mahogany/ Maple set-in neck has a bound Ebony fingerboard with Pearl/Abalone block inlay, Medium frets and the Artstar Fret Edge Treatment, for a fast, smooth feel. For extended tone options the AM153 comes with two Super 58 custom pickups and a Tri-Sound switch for the neck pickup that allows you to select Humbucker in series (traditional), parallel (brighter, single coil type tone w/ lower output and hum cancellation) or coil-tapping for a single coil sound. Sure Grip III knobs provide non-slip functionality and an ART-1 bridge provides improved sustain and tuning stability. Features gold hardware and includes a hardshell case.