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Ibanez Artstar AF151 Hollowbody Electric Guitar Violin Sunburst 

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The guitar builder for the giants of jazz, Ibanez now introduces the Artstar AF151 Hollowbody Electric Guitar, to answer the needs of the working pro...Read More

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A full-bodied archtop with a flamed-maple top and a single humbucker.

The guitar builder for the giants of jazz, Ibanez now introduces the Artstar AF151 Hollowbody Electric Guitar, to answer the needs of the working professional player. Crafted from specially selected tone woods, this guitar features a bone nut, ebony fingerboard, hand-rolled frets and Ibanez’s famous Super 58 pickups—capable of tone magic any place between “jazz-clean” all the way to “blues dirty.” If you’re aiming high, Ibanez has an ARTSTAR for you.

FEATURES
  • Aged Whisky Burst finish
  • Artstar AF set-in neck
  • Flamed Maple top/back/sides
  • Medium frets
  • Bound Ebony fretboard
  • Bone nut
  • Pearl/ Abalone block inlay
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Super 58 Custom neck pu

Experience the jazz tones and playability of this well-crafted instrument. Order today.

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IbanezArtstar AF151 Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (5)

Best Uses

  • Recording (5)
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4.0

Best value I have found in 65 years.

By Jazzer

from Oklahoma City/ Oklahoma

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Great Tone

Cons

  • Goes Out Of Tune Some

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Small Venues

Comments about Ibanez Artstar AF151 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

I like it better than my Gibson Byrdland

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ibenez AF151

By Gadget

from Fanning Springs, Florida

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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
  • Small Venues

Comments about Ibanez Artstar AF151 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

This is my fifth review of this guitar and I see no others so far. Did I get the prize of the litter or are all AF151's equally enjoyable.

Hat's off to Ibenez for a fine guitar in every respect...slight fret buzz not withstanding. I play Jazz and like very low action. I little personal attention to an otherwise fine guitar is OK with me.

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4.0

4th review of AF151

By Gadget

from Fanning Springs, Florida

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Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Recording

Comments about Ibanez Artstar AF151 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

I continue to be disappointed by the need to level the frets in three places. Although I am capable of performing this procedure myself it should have been performed before shipment. Many will say this is a small thing and I will agree to a point. However at the price I should not have to dress the frets. I still think workmanship is fine and the tone is up to my expectations.

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4.0

3rd review AF151

By Gadget

from Fanning Springs, Florida

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Recording

Comments about Ibanez Artstar AF151 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

I am very pleased with this pickup. However the tone control is more like an off and on switch. There seems to be no linear response. Fret buzz is still a problem which is disappointing but can be corrected. I am working on it.

The pick guard is unacceptable from an esthetic prospective. It matches the finish on the guitar which makes me think the guitar has a stick on simulated grain finish which it probably does. I am changing out the pick guard.

All in all I am still happy with this ax.

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4.0

Ibenez AF151 review continued

By Gadget

from Fanning Springs, Florida

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Recording

Comments about Ibanez Artstar AF151 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

This is a continuation of my review posted yesterday. The fret buzz in a few locations has seemed to disappear with neck adjustment. My playing style requires a very low action but don't forget the neck can be too straight. This guitar may still have some high fret issues which can be corrected if done carefully. Refer to YT on fret leveling.

This guitar feels a lot like an Epi Emperor...nice neck and light in weight. I am getting the jazz tone I want through a Fender Blues Deluxe tube amp.

I am happy with this guitar so far. Beautiful finish although the matching pick guard is not what I would choose.

Comes with hard shell case.

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Ibenez AF151 Jazz Box

By Gadget

from Fanning Springs, Florida

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Pros

  • Nice Finish And Detailing

Cons

  • Fret Buzz
  • I May Have To Have The Fr

Best Uses

  • Recording

Comments about Ibanez Artstar AF151 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

Guitar arrived today in fine condition.(case included) Finish and detailing were up to my expectations. Came with D'Addario flat wounds. Feels like 12 gauge which I prefer. The action was set high and for my purposes I like the lowest action I can get. I use the quarter test...a quarter placed under the 6th string at the 12th should be trapped for a jazz player. In adjusting the bridge to achieve this string height I got fret buzz in some positions. This guitar needs a professional fret dressing. I gave the neck a couple of tweeks to correct a slight bow. All in all this axe will work for me.

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