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Ibanez Artstar Series AM153 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Dark Brown  (Open Box)
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Product# J00582
OVERVIEW

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.

FEATURES
  • 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.

SPECIFICATIONS

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
 
4.3

(based on 3 reviews)

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(3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

dissapointed again

By BB

from Virginia Beach VA

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

this is the third guitar that I am sending back in a row (see my review of the les paul 50s tribute). When I received the am153 I first noticed that the case was separating in several places on the outside then realized that the fake fur/padding was loose in several places on the inside. Little later I noticed that the green portion of the third fret marker was not flush with the rest of the inlay and fret board to the point that my finger caught on the raised edge when bending notes. I really wanted to like this guitar but it just wasn't acceptable. Maybe Im out of line but I think that when you pay a thousand for a guitar it should be right.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth Every Penny

By Kevin Blue

from Anderson. SC

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Pros

  • Comes With A Real Case
  • Excellent Neck Profile
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Gorgeous Looks
  • Great Fingerboard
  • Perfect weight
  • Solid Electronics
  • Very Good Build Quality

Cons

  • Let You Know Later

Best Uses

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

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

If you want tone, good action,versatility, and good looks, this is it! I have looked at this model for years. I thought I could get away with the AM 93. Not in the same league! I bought this guitar as a second to my LGB 30. I play Blues and Rock as well as Smooth Jazz on my solo gigs. The LGB covers a lot, but it is a Jazz / R&B instrument. The AM 153 picks up the slack.The combination of the Ebony fret board and Super 58 pickups is wonderful. The feel and action are great. Ibanez guitars are pleasantly different. The sound is unique. I like Gibson guitars and have several. But Ibanez gives me a tonal difference that separates me from the pack. I just returned a new 2014 model Gibson Les Paul Futura. The thing had more twist in the neck than a pretzel. Do yourself a favor and buy a real guitar. Oh yeah, it's a great looking instrument!! I was torn between a good or excellent rating. It is so much better than just good, I had to go with excellent.

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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just what I was looking for

By Jake the Snake

from Houston, TX

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Pros

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

Cons

  • 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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