A workhorse, the Artcore AS53 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.
Ibanez Artcore AS53 Semi-Hollowbody Guitar Features
- AS Artcore Nyatoh set-in neck
- 22 frets
- Sapele top/back/sides
- Bound Walnut fretboard with White dot inlay
- Medium frets
- Max body thickness: 2 5/8"/Width at lower bout: 15 3/4"
- Infinity R (H) neck pickup
- Infinity R (H) bridge pickup
- Gibraltar Performer bridge
- Quik Change III tailpiece
- Chrome hardware
The 3-piece Nyatoh/Maple Neck provides a rich mid-low end.
A Walnut fretboard features a well-balanced tonal character from low to high end.
Medium sized frets enhance the accuracy of your notes.
Linden top / Linden back and sides:
Linden delivers a natural and flat, yet accurate, tone.
Infinity R H-H pickups:
Ibanez Infinity pickups deliver an accurate and tight sound with excellent dynamics. Even under heavy settings, they do not lose tonal clarity.
Gibraltar Performer bridge:
The Gibraltar Performer bridge provides 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.
Ibanez first introduced Artcore back in 2002 and it has remained a workhorse hollow-body guitar for musicians all over the world ever since. The Artcore's combination of quality workmanship and affordability has created legions of devoted fans from diverse genres as blues, country, rock and jazz. Artcore offers musicians the purity of an old school jazz-box or a hybrid semi-hollow rocker. The line is highly respected for its tone, sustain and, expressive playability.