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Ibanez Artstar AS153 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Antique Yellow Sunburst 

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The guitar builder for the giants of jazz, Ibanez now introduces the Artstar AS153 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar, to answer the needs of the working pr...Read More

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A thinline archtop with a flamed-maple top and dual humbuckers.

The guitar builder for the giants of jazz, Ibanez now introduces the Artstar AS153 Semi-Hollow 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
  • Antique Yellow Sunburst finish
  • Artstar AS set-in neck
  • Flamed Maple top/back/sides
  • Medium frets
  • Bound Ebony fretboard
  • Bone nut
  • Pearl/ Abalone block inlay
  • ART1 bridge
  • Super 58 Custom neck pu
  • Super 58 Custom bridge pu
  • Tri sound switch for neck pu

Experience the jazz-fusion soundsand playability of this well-crafted instrument. Order today.

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IbanezArtstar AS153 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Solid electronics (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Good tone (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (5)
    • Practicing (5)
    • Small venues (4)
    • Recording (3)
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    5.0

    Outstanding Guitar

    By bballhack

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Ibanez Artstar AS153 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

      Excellent setup out of the box. Beautiful craftsmanship and high quality electronics, superb tone, great for blues, jazz, and overdrive for rock. I have a Gibson 1960 ES-320 and this guitar can hold its own. The neck is smooth and is effortless to play. I can't say enough about this guitar. Ibanez sure knows how to make some excellent and very well priced instruments, no doubt about it.

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      5.0

      Fantastic Guitar!

      By Erics Music Live

      from Preston, CT

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Venues

        Comments about Ibanez Artstar AS153 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

        I own a Gibson Les Paul Custom and this Ibanez Artstar is in every way equal to the Les Paul. It has quality tones in every setting, is extremely easy to play thanks to a great neck and quality fretting, is light enough to play a four hour gig without shoulder pain and, to top it off, it's a beautiful guitar. If you are thinking about purchasing this guitar, don't wait!

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        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great playing guitar

        By JB

        from KY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Set Up Was Great
        • Set Up Was Perfect
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Hobby
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Ibanez Artstar AS153 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

        This is a great sounding guitar. It plays good and has a very smooth neck. This will be my number one guitar from now on. The price is right to. I have a Les Paul that I paid twice as much for. This guitar plays and feels 10 times better.

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        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Ibanez AS-153 -- PHENOMENAL

        By Brian

        from Fort Worth, TX

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        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Gorgeous finish
        • Nice Balance
        • Rich Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Jazz
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Versatile Electric Guitar

        Comments about Ibanez Artstar AS153 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

        FINALLY. Ibanez really got it right with this model! I have owned (and sold due to disappointment) two Artstar AS-200's, two Artcore AS-103's, and one Artcore AS-93. I just received my AS-153 from Musiciansfriend,com, and it is everything I've been seeking all this time. Weight, balance, neck feel, looks, and TONE are superb. The Trisound SW switch is a great feature for varying the neck pickup tone (split-single, series, or parallel coil switching.) I can get a thick jazz tone with extremely rich note articulation in chordal voicings. The Super 58 customs overdrive nicely as well, so this is truly an all-purpose guitar. nice solid tuners as well!
        I own a Gibson Custom Shop ES-335 that I try not to overplay, and I truly won't be missing it with the AS-153 around. It's a serious pro guitar for serious pro musicians. HIGHLY recommended.

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great purchase.

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ibanez Artstar AS153 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

          I have spent the past few months looking for a new semi-hollow body guitar. This guitar is THE BEST value that you will find right now. Every single guitar I own is an American made guitar – until now. But the cost of the American instruments has spiraled out of control because of the quality construction and sound. Try to find an ebony neck, flamed maple top back and sides, with a tri-tone switch that switches the p-ups from humbucker to single coil and in series in the price range.

          The most important thing to me is quality woods and construction and this guitar has everything I was looking for. This is the kind of guitar that will sound better with age because of the quality tone woods. Ebony neck and FLAMED Maple are something you find in the high end guitars.
          You can dial in any sound you want. I got some a real nice deep jazz tone with the neck pick up and some awesome blues tones. This guitar takes the Blues Driver and MXR Bad A55 Overdrive into outer space.
          The neck is slightly bigger than most electrics. Almost has the same sized neck as my acoustics. It feels great. The attention to detail is remarkable for the price of this guitar. If you are serious about buying a semi-hollow: I challenge you to find something as nice as this guitar. There is no way. I highly recommend – thank you Ibanez for making a guitar that I can be proud of without sacrificing food for a year or two to save the money to buy it…

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          (3 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Artstar AS153

          By Alex

          from Zachary, LA

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • A Beautifully Built Guita
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ibanez Artstar AS153 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

            This guitar looks much better than my Gibson ES-339 with its beautiful bindings. I haven't played it that much yet since Im busy with my real engineering work.

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            (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            FANTASTIC SOUND

            By kev19

            from Plymouth MA

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Ibanez Artstar AS153 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

              Been playing 50 yrs and Iv'e played es-335, 175,345 etc. I own gibsons up to 6 grand and this is on a par with any gibson hollow body I have played. And as good as my artist PRS. And the coil splitting toggle is a great addition to an already great guitar. I do set up professionally and this came out of the box set up perfectly and the neck is fast and feels like butter.
              You will not be dissapointed.

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