The AS is a semi-acoustic guitar built to tackle just about any genre of music you throw at it. The pickups are mounted directly to the center block for increased sustain and feedback elimination.
The parallel histories of Jazz music and the hollow-body electric guitar are inextricably linked and manifest in the professional-grade Artstar series. The influences of these legendary instruments are immediately apparent with a bone nut, ebony fretboard, and Ibanez's signature Super 58 custom pickups. The critical eye will appreciate the attention to detail poured into these instruments like the smoothness of the fretboard and the skill applied to the fretwork, generally found on instruments costing twice as much. The Artstar embodies the pure jazz-box and the continual evolution the genre represents.
- 3pc Nyatoh/Maple neck
The 3pc Nyatoh/Maple Neck provides a rich mid-low end and great resonance.
- Macassar Ebony fretboard
Macassar Ebony produces tight lows and mid range along with strong attack in the highs and quick response with rich sustain.
- Medium frets with Artstar fret edge treatment
Medium sized frets enhances the accuracy to your notes.
The Artstar fret edge treatment with spherical surface processing offers super smooth performance.
- Spruce top / Flamed Maple back and sides
The Spruce top's smooth wood appearance enriches the response of your playing and the Flamed Maple back and sides provide a bright attack with a solid sound.
- Super 58 pickups
Super 58 pickups feature moderate output and vintage tone.
- Gibraltar Artist bridge
The Gibraltar Artist bridge, made of a lightweight aluminum bridge frame and zinc saddles, provides natural tone, rich sustain and tuning stability. The low-positioned saddles promise comfortable playability.
- Quik Change III tailpiece
The Quik Change III tailpiece enables faster and easier string changing.
- Tri-sound switch
The Tri-sound switch gives a humbucker pickup three different sounds, expanding the versatility of your guitar.
- Hardshell case included
Ibanez Hardshell case gives extreme protection for your beloved instrument.
- neck type: AS Artstar/3pc Nyatoh/Maple/Set-in neck
- top/back/side: Flamed Maple top/ Flamed Maple back / Flamed Maple sides
- fretboard: Bound Macassar Ebony fretboard / Acrylic & Abalone block inlay
- fret: Medium frets / Artstar fret edge treatment
- number of frets: 22
- bridge: Gibraltar Artist bridge
- string space: 10.5mm
- tailpiece: Quik Change III tailpiece
- neck pickup: Super 58 (H) neck pickupPassive/Alnico
- bridge pickup: Super 58 (H) bridge pickupPassive/Alnico
- factory tuning: 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
- string gauge: .010/.013/.017/.030/.042/.052
- nut: Bone nut
- hardware color: Gold
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