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Ibanez AS200 Prestige Artstar Series Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar Vintage Yellow Sunburst

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Offers up-and-comers an inspiring instruments that won't break the bank.

Ibanez takes it up another notch with Artstar Prestige, a new line of exquisite made-in-Japan instruments. For the first time ever, Ibanez brings the crown jewel of Prestige production to its Artstar hollowbody concept, making its credo: Hollowbodies of The Highest Order, a mission statement made manifest through the excellence of Artstar Prestige design and luthiery.

Those whove followed Ibanez jazz guitars through the decades may see Artstar Prestige as the completion of a circle. The guitar maker for numerous names on Downbeats Readers pollsmaster players like George Benson and Pat Metheny are a testament to the preeminence of made-in-Japan Ibanez jazz guitars.

Artcore, Expressionist, and Artstar offer up-and-comers inspiring instruments that won't break the bank. Now, Artstar Prestige offers custom-built, made-in-Japan quality for the serious professional. With its Vintage Yellow Sunburst finish and Flamed Maple top, back, and sides, a deep love of semi-hollow guitar history emanates from the AS200.

The luthiers skill becomes immediately apparent upon playing your first chord progression on its bound ebony fingerboard, inlaid with Pearl/Abalone blocks. Medium frets with meticulously hand-filed edges are buttery smooth to your chording hand. The set-in neck is immaculately joined to the body, and its Gotoh 510BN bridge is the perfect blend of traditional style and technological integrity.

At the headstock end of the fingerboard is a clean, perfectly set bone nut. Rounding out this stunningly crafted piece is the famous Ibanez Super 58 pickup, known for its balanced tone character and sonic fullness, whether restrained to jazz-clean or cranked up to gritty rockin blues.

Tri-Sound switching, borrowed from the legendary Ibanez Artist, provide the AS200VYS with endless tonal flexibility. Hardshell case is included.

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IbanezAS200 Prestige Artstar Series Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)

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5.0

IMO not possible to find a better guitar than prestige as200

By Tone B

from connecticut

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • outstanding intonational accuracy
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • any style maybe even metal
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ibanez AS200 Prestige Artstar Series Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    my guitars MUST intonate nearly as well as a properly tuned piano MUST have tuning stability and necks MUST be flat Having owned over 100 so called world class guitars Ive kept 10 all of them over 15 years old these10 fulfill my performance prerequisites so does my Ibanez as200 prestige to say that it exceeds expectations would be a gross understatement

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    5.0

    AS200 Is Awesome

    By Gearfreak

    from Baton Rouge, La

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Ibanez AS200 Prestige Artstar Series Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

      I've owned an Ibanez AS200 since 1999. It is an awesome guitar I must say. Everything about it screams high class quality. I tried all of the other brand "335" type guitars back when I purchased my AS200. Nothing could compare back then......and I have yet to find something in the semi hollow body style guitars of today to compare. It can cover jazz, blues, rock and country about the only thing it doesn't cover well is METAL.

      Would I buy it again, you bet ya sweet lil amp I would.

      It's a keeper. Must be after 18 years of owning it.

      By the way, I also own a Gibson SG Standard, Gibson Les Paul Supreme, Fender 50th anniversary American telecaster, 2 Fender American double fat strats, a Fender American deluxe stratacaster with S1 switching, Taylor 214CE Deluxe, Larrivee D03R. All great guitars, but the AS200 will stay with me forever or till I die.

       
      5.0

      Until I Die

      By jazzman420

      from Toledo, OH

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Ibanez AS200 Prestige Artstar Series Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

        I purchased my John Schofield version AS200 in 1981. Went and checked out the newer version and was surprised that the build quality, tone and playability have not changed one iota. If you ever try one, you will be impressed with what you see, hear and feel. I have bought, sold and traded more guitars than I can keep track of and this one remains in my collection for one reason. There ain't no other like it.

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