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Ibanez Artcore Series AS53 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Tobacco Flat 

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Overview
  • Beautiful sapele top, back, and sides with compact semi-hollow style
  • ACH pickups feature a warm tone and quick response
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $413.32
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    - $113.33
  • Your Price:
    $29999

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Built to tackle just about any genre of music.

The Ibanez AS53 semi-hollowbody electric guitar gives you an amazing deal on a great instrument. The Artcore AS53 has a wide range of tone, making it an excellent choice for just about any musical genre you want to play. Combinations of sapele body and ACH humbucking pickups provide you with growling lows and focused highs, and a mahogany slim neck with a bound rosewood fingerboard makes the AS53 a pleasure to play. This is a semi-acoustic guitar built to tackle just about any genre of music you throw at it. The pickups are mounted into a sustain block for increased sustain and feedback elimination. Its 17th fret joint features comfortable access to higher notes.

Features
  • Beautiful sapele top, back, and sides with compact semi-hollow style
  • ACH pickups feature a warm tone and quick response

Grab a versatile guitar that won't let you down. Order today

 

Artcore Series AS53 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Neck type: Artcore Mahogany set-in neck
  • Body: Sapele top/back/sides
  • Fretboard: Bound Rosewood fretboard w/Pearl dot inlay
  • Frets: Medium frets
  • Bridge: ART-ST bridge
  • Tailpiece: ART-ST tailpiece
  • Neck pu: ACH-ST (H) neck pu
  • Bridge pu: ACH-ST (H) bridge pu
  • Neck Dimensions
  • Scale: 628mm/24.75"
  • Width at Nut: 43mm
  • Width at Last Fret: 57mm
  • Thickness at 1st: 20mm
  • Thickness at 12th: 22mm (at 9F)
  • Radius: 305mm
  • Body Dimensions
  • Length 19 1/4"
  • Width 15 3/4"
  • Max Depth 2 5/8"
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IbanezArtcore Series AS53 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar
 
4.5

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You get what you pay for.... sometimes.

By Jesse Dagel

from Sibley IA

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Ibanez Artcore Series AS53 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

I came into a pawn shop and they had one of these. I only played unplugged and it felt great, so I bought it (I teach guitar so I figured if I didn't like it, it would make a good starter electric for somebody). Like a lot of people here have said, sharp fret edges seem to be common, but if you know how to fix that it's not hard.

I really like playing it, the neck is so easy to play in all registers. Some semi-hollows can be a little limiting in the upper register, not this guitar, it is actually easier to play up there than my Gibson Les Paul.

I do, and have owned some higher end guitars. Sometimes it's true that you get what you pay for, then there are exceptions, like this guitar.

You can see where the cut backs are; the minimal finish (that's ok, because that can sound better), electronics (the pickups aren't outstanding but for a guitar in this price range they sound really good), tuners/hardware (again not bad, but you can always drop in better parts for pretty low cost). I'm planning on upgrading the pickups, tuners, and bridge, then this should be a really sweet cheap guitar. Don't just assume that because a guitar cost less that it's not a good instrument. Pick up a well set up guitar without looking at the price tag or what is on the headstock, it might surprise you.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good for the money

By Ray

from Upstate New York

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Ibanez Artcore Series AS53 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

I have had the Transparent Red version for 2 years and the only complaints I have are the sharp fret ends and frets above the 12th that needed leveling. I did this myself and now the guitar is almost perfect. It is well made and very comfortable to play with the thin contour neck. Be aware that because of the thin neck and the fact that the neck is attached to the body way up at the 17th fret because it is a double cut-away, it is very easy to change the pitch of this guitar with very little pressure on the neck with your left hand. I solved this problem by using heavier gauge strings (.010) which seem to increase the neck tension enough to prevent the "whammy bar" effect. I used .009's for a long time and wondered why the guitar would change pitch with certain chords - it was because my hand pressure increased with certain chords thereby causing the neck to bend - with .010's this does not happen. This is more of a country/jazz guitar anyway, so eliminating .009's is not a problem for me. Overall I love the guitar and it has a very nice sound and very comfortable neck profile. The satin finish neck makes it very easy to play.

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