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Ibanez AS153 Artstar Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar (with Case), Antique Amber

Whether you crave a clean jazz, soulful blues, or a dirty rock sound, this guitar's Super 58 custom pickups will amaze you with their tonal versatility. (3) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Ibanez AS153 Artstar Antique Amber

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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Flamed maple top, back and sides Premium wood grain with bright, projecting tone
Synchronized tremolo with Graph Tech saddles Adjustable vibrato; more sustain; less string drag
Bound ebony fretboard Luxurious looks and focused tone
Semi-hollow body Enhances sustain, more open tone and feel
The Ibanez AS153 Artstar semi-hollowbody electric guitar is not a guitar to be boxed into one category. A warm, colorful, and versatile sound can be attained with this baby's pair of Super 58 Custom humbuckers, and this artful axe's reverberating maple top, back, and sides will envelop you and your listeners. The smooth-edged bound ebony fingerboard spans 22 medium frets on a resounding three-piece mahogany/maple set-in neck. You really can't go wrong with this beauty -- an axe that plays as remarkably as it sounds.

Versatile Sounds from Bright to Dark

While smooth and elegant enough for jazz, the AS153 Artstar's tone, when pushed, breaks up nicely. If you want a dark, slightly distorted bluesy tone, or if you want a brighter rock sound that cuts through sharply, your choices are just a few knob turns and switches away. Your tone controls include dual tone and dual volume knobs for each humbucker, and your pickup selector blade gives you three pickup combination settings. The Tri-Sound neck pickup switch gives you even more tonal options to play around with. This Artstar's wider range of tone leaves more room for sonic expression.

Choice Tonewoods: Maple Body and Mahogany/Maple Neck

You'll consistently get a rich, warm sound as your playing resonates through this axe's maple top, back, and sides. You can hear your notes sustain well even when you're not plugged in, so practicing silently is still a treat. Your three-piece mahogany/maple neck transfers your playing over to the body thanks to its set-in construction, and this neck not only sounds nice and warm, it feels comfortable to the touch. A bound ebony fingerboard of 22 medium frets expresses your chord changes with ease, sustain, and solid intonation.

Super 58 Custom Humbuckers: All Tone -- No Hum

Your pair of Super 58 Custom humbuckers deliver on their promise of bucking the hum. Early semi-hollowbody guitars sometimes carried the dreaded unwanted low-end hum. These humbuckers keep your tone clean, clear, well-defined, and free of unwanted noise. They also give you a sound that's unique and versatile at the same time. Plug these babies in and see all the punch your AS153 Artstar can pack.

Features:

- Maple back, top, and sides
- Three-piece mahogany/maple set-in neck
- Bone nut for added sustain and resonance
- Pair of Super 58 Custom humbuckers
- Two tone and two volume knobs
- Three-setting pickup selector blade
- Tri-Sound neck pickup switch
- Bound ebony fingerboard with 22 medium frets
- Art-1 bridge and Quick Change III tailpiece
- Hardshell case included

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- Neck Type: Artstar 3pc Mahogany/Maple set-in neck
- Body: Flamed Maple 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 included

Neck Dimensions:
Scale: 628mm/24.75"
a : Width at Nut: 43mm
b : Width at Last Fret: 57mm
c : Thickness at 1st: 21mm
d : Thickness at 12th: 24mm (at 9F)
Radius: 305mmR

Body Dimensions:
a : Length: 19 1/4"
b : Width: 15 3/4"
c : Max Depth: 2 5/8"
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Antique Amber
Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 19 x 7 in
Antique Yellow
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 19 x 7 in
Tequila Sunrise
Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 20 x 7 in
Ibanez Non-New Product Warranty Information Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses have a 1-year warranty on NEW instruments only for the ORIGINAL purchaser with a Sales Receipt. All used products are not under warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-669-8262

Product Description

With its flamed maple top, back, and sides, the Ibanez AS153 Artstar Semi Hollowbody Electric Guitar emanates great jazz, blues and rock tone and vibe. The bound Ebony fingerboard sports medium frets with edges that are noticeably smooth to a sliding hand, the product of a skilled crimping technique generally found on instruments costing twice as much. The AS153 Artstar features a set neck, rosewood fingerboard, and a bone nut for increased resonance and sustain.

Ibanez gives the AS153 guitar their famous Super 58 Custom pickups, known for their balanced tone character as well as sonic fullness. Whether restrained to jazz-clean or cranked up to rockin blues dirty, the Super 58 Custom gets the job done.

Ibanez calls their Artstar models, "Hollow-bodies of the highest order." As the guitar builder for some of the brightest luminaries of modern jazz guitar, Ibanez has paved some middle ground between their upscale signature models and their popular Artcore series.
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Best semi-hollow for the $$"
Overall: I did a lot of research before this purchase, and I have to say this guitar has exceeded my expectations! I bought a blem and the only thing I found was on the back of the guitar. There is a very small hairline finish crack, you can barely see it, other than that, the guitar is perfect. Fret work is awesome. I put 11-49 strings on it and didn't have to adjust anything. Neck is great, nice medium profile, action is low and fast with no dead spots. The tri-tone switch is very cool, making the guitar even more versatile. The pickups are great too, they have a nice clarity, but when crank the amp, they have a nice growl to them. Awesome for blues/rock! Nice case too. Buy one you won't be disappointed!
Style of Music: Blues, is there anything else?
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Incredible Tone"
Overall: Just received this guitar today. Im blown away by the tone. Rich full sound with crisp sizzling highs that bite. Great dynamics... Hard to put into words but the character and range of tones this thing can produce are a delight to the senses. Almost like its alive. Im playing clean through a Blackstar HT CLUB 40 and a BOSS GT-10. Im really not that great of a player but ive finally found the tone ive been wanting after many years of searching on a budget. This guitar sounds as pro as anything ive ever heard. Definitely inspiring. Get one. This is one guitar you will be proud to own.
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