The parallel histories of Jazz music and hollow-body electric guitars have been manifested in the Artstar. The influences of these legendary instruments are immediately apparent with bone nut, ebony fretboard, and Ibanez’s signature Super 58 custom pickups. The critical eye will appreciate the details like the smoothness of the fretboard and a skilled crimping technique generally found on instruments costing twice as much. The Artstar is a pure jazz-box that embodies the continual innovation that is Jazz.
Taking a little inspiration from their solid bodies the AS253BM offers a smaller body and Tri-Sound Switch for a broad palette of rock and blues sounds. Of course the AS253BM excels at jazz too, with the famous Super 58 pickups offering buckets of warm tone.
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