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Ibanez AS153 Artstar Semi Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Case

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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 new 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.

Ibanez AS153 Artstar Semi Hollowbody Electric Guitar Specifications
  • Neck: Artstar AS set-in
  • Top/Back/Sides: Flamed Maple
  • Frets: Medium
  • Fingerboard: Bound Ebony
  • Nut: Bone
  • Inlays: Pearl/Abalone block
  • Bridge: ART1 bridge
  • Pickups: Super 58 Custom
  • Additional: Tri sound switch for neck pickup
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  215-638-8670 Warranty:  Electric Guitars & Basses: 1 Year.
Acoustic Guitars: Limited Lifetime (1 year on electronics & tuners).
Amplifiers: 5 Years (1 year on speakers)
Pedals: 5 Years
Overall Rating
great guitar!
What is your overall opinion of this product?
This Guitar is in every way as good as Gibson's ES.I still can't believe the price! I always wanted an ES but didn't want to pay the Gibson prices and wasn't that impressed with the Epiphone quality. If this sounds familiar this maybe your answer.
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
The quality is great period, it works great for Jazz,Blues,Rock and even today's modern country. Of course it doesn't have that Tele twang but it will cover clean chording and rippin rock style leads that genre now uses.
Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Feels great. smooth action, didn't have to adjust anything Ibanez really got this Guitar right! controls are as they should be.
How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin?
Tone is beautiful. You can get everything from bright to dark. Nice full body sounding humbuckers.
How did the stain or paint job look?
Stain is beautiful! looks like a finish you would expect on a more expensive Guitar.
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
I got a lot more than I was expecting for the price. it doesn't period! its the best semi-hollow body for the price hands down.
How was the action out of the box?
perfect. I usually have to make minor adjustments but not with this Guitar.
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