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Rating and Reviews: Ibanez AS153 Artstar

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.

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"Best semi-hollow for the $$" submitted May 11, 2014

By Curt S in Eagle River, AK
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Musical Background: Been playing for 30 years. Play the occasional gig with friends, and jam a lot at home.
Music Style: Blues, is there anything else?
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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!
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"Incredible Tone" submitted May 31, 2014

By Ryan E in Stockton, CA
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Musical Background: 20 years messin around on the guitar
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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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"Great tone, awesome guitar for the $$!! " submitted April 23, 2014

By Curt Summers in Eagle River, AK
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Musical Background: I have been playing for 30 years. Own several other high end electrics, PRS DGT, Collings 290, S. Talkovich telecaster.
Music Style: Blues/Rock
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Overall: I read reviews and watched what videos that are out there before my purchase, and I have to say this guitar has exceeded my expectations! I have been playing it for a week now and am starting to figure out just how veratile this guitar is. The Tri-Tone switch is really cool. It works great for getting different lead tones. Fit and finish right out of the box were spot on! I put 11-49 gauge strings on it with no buzzing or dead spots. Action is low and fast, the neck profile is great, not too beefy, not to thin, comfortable! Very pleased with my purchase!!
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"Outstanding guitar at a bargin" submitted December 7, 2014

By J.T. R
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Musical Background: 40 years.
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Overall: If you want a semi-hollow in the vein of an ES-335 but cannot afford,or just justify, the cost of a Gibson, this is your guitar. Fit, finish, and craftsmanship are first class and the Super 58 pickups are a good as Gibson 57 Classics.As always, zZounds is a number 1 retailer.
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