The legendary Artcore Series that has been going strong since its introduction in 2002, and with models like this Ibanez AS53 Artcore Semi Hollow, here in Trans Blue Flat finish, it is clear to see why. Seamlessly combining quality parts, great workmanship and affordability, like many other instruments bearing the 'Artcore' name, this AS53 Semi-Hollow Guitar offers modern performance with plenty of old school charm.
For this model Ibanez have adopted a Sapele body, paired it with a beautifully smooth mahogany neck and a warm sounding, stylish bound fingerboard with 22 medium frets. With this complimentary pairing of both bright and dark tonewoods the natural sound of the guitar is balanced and resonant just like semi-hollows of old, making it a versatile instrument that will appeal to blues, country, rock and jazz players for both rhythm and lead roles.
A good semi-hollow guitar is only as good as it's pickups! With this in mind Ibanez have opted for a matched set of Infinity R Passive Humbucking pickups for the AS53, a set that will not only please the traditionalists out there but also houses plenty of modern grunt to soar through any mix and excel at both studio or live applications.
Keeping things simple to use and effective Ibanez have provided a single tone an volume knob for easy tweaking on the fly as well as a 3 way selector switch. This switch is located a fingers width away from the knobs near the F hole of the guitar and operates with traditional neck, middle and bridge pickup positions.
For a guitar of this price bracket having Ibanez's signature ART-ST Bridge and Tailpiece as standard is a godsend when it comes to tuning stability and sustain, pushing the boundaries of affordable guitar performance. Throw in a set of Ibanez chrome high performance tuners and you have one reliable tool at your disposal.
- Artcore Series
- Tobacco Flat
- Sapele body
- Mahogany set neck
- ART-ST Bridge and Tailpiece
- Chrome hardware
- Single tone and volume knob
- Bound fingerboard
- 3 way pickup selector switch
- 305mm radius
- 24.7" scale
- F holes
- Solid centre block semi-hollow
- 22 Medium frets
- Black Infinity R Passive Humbuckers at bridge and neck positions