Ibanez AS153B-BK Artstar Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar - Black

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  • Ibanez Artstar electric guitar with semi-hollowbody profile
  • All maple body produces a richly textured timbre
  • Understated yet stylish black finish
  • Artstar mahogany/maple set-in neck is strong and supportive in the hand
  • Bound ebony fingerboard with acrylic and abalone block inlays
  • Super 58 humbucking pickups deliver warm, bluesy tones
  • ART-1 bridge and Quik Change III tailpiece optimises intonation
  • Tri-sound switch for neck pickup expands tonal possibilities
  • Includes hardshell case to safely transport your guitar
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Delivery to UK mainland addresses* is FREE on orders over £75 and up to 30kg. (As a guide, a standard electric guitar weighs approx. 3-5kg).

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The Ibanez AS153B-BK Artstar Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar in Black finish is a model that all guitarists will fall in love with. Whether you're just picking up the guitar for the first time, or are a regular on the gigging circuit, you're bound to be blown away by this exceptional model. As tonally flexible as they come, the AS153B is built using the finest tonewoods, and is equipped with some intricate circuitry that expands the versatility of this already brilliant guitar.

Exquisite Semi-hollowbody Design

The Artstar semi-hollowbody design is a chambered affair, with a shallow body that produces a warm yet tight response that sings beautifully through the f-holes in the body top. Maple has been employed as the tonewood of choice for the body, lending its bright-sounding, highly resonant character perfectly to the body shape and depth. Finished in a sophisticated black paintjob, with matching pickguard, the AS153B is perfect for that seeking a stylish yet understated model.

Set-In, Three-Piece Neck

Fitted to the body using the sturdy set-in construction method, is a three-piece mahogany and maple neck. The Artstar profile is comfortably thinner traditional neck styles in order to increase ease of play, and maximise mobility around the neck. Married to the neck is a bound ebony fingerboard, which is home to 22-frets that have been treated to the Artstar fret-edge treatment - i.e. hand-rolled to facilitate smooth chord changes, and seamless transitions between frets. Acrylic and abalone block fingerboard inlays guide your way in style.

Super 58 Humbuckers

A pair of Super 80 pickups - fitted at the neck and bridge positions - offers a classic high-output tone with plenty of sparkle. They represent the excellent tonewood selection perfectly, with plenty of brightness and clarity whether played at low or high volume levels. Whether you're looking to execute intricate jazz licks with clean brilliance, or thick and dirty blues, the Super 58s can deliver everything with ease.

Control comes in the form of a 3-way pickup selector switch, a master volume pot and a master tone pot. From thick and creamy tones produced by the neck pickups, to the direct and punchy mids of the bridge, or a combination of both, you are equipped to hit the stage or the studio with a huge tonal arsenal. Increasing your tonal options even further, the neck pickup is fitted with a Tri-Sound switch, which allows you to choose series/parallel/coil-tap wiring configurations. Finding the perfect tone when going from jazz to blues to hard rock, can be done at the flick of a switch.

Gig-Ready Hardware

The AS153B-BK is equipped with an ART-1 bridge, which is paired with the Quik Change III tailpiece to create a winning partnership that ensures intonation is upheld precisely. The nut, neck, neck joint, body, bridge and tailpiece, all work in harmony to optimise sustain, so that you can let notes ring out for days. All hardware is completed in gold, and along with the tortoise-coloured pickguard, complements the natural body finish beautifully.

Hardshell Case

Each model is supplied with its own hardshell case, to keep your new pride and joy well protected whilst at home or on the move.

ModelAS153B-BK Artstar Electric Guitar
Body MaterialMaple
Neck MaterialMahogany/Maple
Fingerboard MaterialBound Ebony
Pickup ConfigurationHH
BridgeHard Tail
Neck ProfileArtstar set-in
No. of Frets22
Position InlaysAcrylic and Abalone Block
Bridge/TailpieceART-1/Quik Change III
Pickups Neck/Bridge: Super 58
Controls Neck Volume
Neck Tone
Bridge Volume
Bridge Tone
Tri-Sound Switch
Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickup
Position 3. Neck Pickup
Tri-sound Switch (Neck Pickup) Parallel

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