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A double-cutaway with classic looks, beautiful tonewoods, a set neck and deluxe appointments.
The guitar builder for the giants of jazz, Ibanez introduces the Artstar AS153 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 Ibanez's 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. Hardshell case included.
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Comments about Ibanez Artstar Series AS153 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:
This is a well-made, great-sounding, good-looking guitar that is very smooth and easy to play. I was surprised by how well it sounds and plays. After playing other semi-hollow body guitars [Epiphone, Gretsch, Gibson] in this price range, this guitar was the winner for me! I'm impressed by the craftsmanship [even though it's made in China]. You get: (1) ebony fretboard, (2) bone nut, (3) bound body and neck, (4) figured maple top, back, sides, and pick guard!, mahogany and maple neck, etc., I really hope the quality and workmanship stand the test of time. The only changes I made were to install Duncan pickups [the stock pickups are great, but changing them was just my personal preference]. I also added a coil tap on the bridge pickup. Now I have tons of coil selections! This is a great guitar for the money. It's almost as sweet as a woman! Well, almost.