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Ibanez Artstar Series AM153 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Dark Brown 

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The guitar builder for the giants of jazz, Ibanez introduces the Artstar AM153 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar, to answer the needs of the working profes...Read More

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A double-cutaway with exotic tonewoods, a set neck and dual humbuckers.

The guitar builder for the giants of jazz, Ibanez introduces the Artstar AM153 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar, to answer the needs of the working professional player. Crafted from specially selected tonewoods, this guitar features a bone nut, ebony fingerboard, hand-rolled frets and Ibanezs famous Super 58 pickups capable of tone magic any place between jazz-clean all the way to blues dirty. Use the Tri-Sound switch to select three different coil configurations for the neck pickup, for even more tonal varieties. If you're aiming high, Ibanez has an ARTSTAR for you. Hardshell case included.

  • The Super 58 Custom pickups deliver the smooth, nuanced tones and the biting growl of blues
  • Ebony fretboard with Artstar fret edge treatment provides tight response and smooth left-hand fingering.
  • Bone nut provides richer tone from low to high
  • Sure Grip knobs
  • Sure Grip III knobs are designed for precise control with nonslip functionality, along with smooth and classic looks
  • Bubinga top, back & sides

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


Artstar Series AM153 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar

  • Neck type: Artstar 3-piece Mahogany/Maple set-in neck
  • Body: Bubinga top/back/sides
  • Fretboard: Bound Ebony fretboard w/Pearl & Abalone block inlay
  • Fret: Medium frets with Artstar fret edge treatment
  • Bridge: ART-1 bridge
  • Tailpiece: Quik Change III tailpiece
  • Neck pickup: Super 58 custom (H)
  • Bridge pickup: Super 58 custom (H)
  • Hardshell case included
  • Neck Dimensions
  • Scale 628mm/24.75"
  • Width at Nut: 43mm
  • Width at Last: Fret 57mm
  • Thickness at 1st: 20mm
  • Thickness at 12th: 22mm
  • Radius: 305mmR
  • Body Dimensions
  • Length 17-5/8"
  • Width 14-1/2"
  • Max Depth 2-5/8"

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IbanezArtstar Series AM153 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar

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Just what I was looking for

By Jake the Snake

from Houston, TX

About Me Experienced


  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Sexy


  • My Wife Feels Ignored

Best Uses

  • Anywhere A 335 Is Needed
  • Jamming
  • Recording
  • Wherever A 335 Is Needed

Comments about Ibanez Artstar Series AM153 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

MF packed nicely and shipped promptly as usual.
This guitar feels excellent in the hands and the finish and detail work by Ibanez is top notch. Came set up perfectly with spot on intonation and medium low action from the factory, just tuned and played (which is a first for any guitar I've ever bought)
Pickups are a great PAF tone and the tri-tone switch is nice addition that adds even more versatility. It's got such a great full sound that rivals any other semi-hollow I've picked up.... speaking of.
I A/B compared to a Gibson es335 dot before purchase. The tone was very similar between the two. Body shape and comfort nearly identical but Ibanez has a slimmer more comfy neck (personal preference I know). Fit and finish hands down to the Ibanez; the gibson just looks cut rate in comparison. Overall the Ibanez is a better feeling, looking and sounds just as good as the Gibson es 335. Plus, wait for it.... 1500$ less. But the Gibson does have the name Gibson on it.. Lol, for all that's worth these days.

Give my Ibanez 153 and let me play!

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