For more than a decade now Ibanez have been continually rejuvinating and re-energising their hollow-bodied guitar ranges, producing everything from rocking hybrids to straight-up jazz-boxes. With the Expressionist Archtop line (AS series) we get yet another chapter to the Artcore story.
A Pleasure to Play at a Reasonable Price
The fabulous Ibanez AS83-STE is a hollow-bodied electric guitar that's perfect for playing Jazz or traditional Blues music.
Featuring a Maple top, back and sides, a smooth and thin mahogany neck, bound ebony fretboard with block inlays, Steel Blue finish, and an array of gold hardware, this guitar exudes sheer class from the moment you take it out of the box. Not only that but it's available at a stunningly low price for the quality you're getting!
Top Notch Hardware and Electronics
A rock solid ART-1 bridge offers clear intonation, longer sustain and enhanced acoustic resonance.
The AS83-STE comes fitted with a pair of Super '58 humbucker pickups which provide classic tones with clear articulation from the top to the bottom of the sound spectrum.
Complex chord progressions and fast melodies are produced wonderfully with clean and clear top end response.
The bottom end produces deep, warm and rich classic sound but with fantastic clarity that has been specially adjusted to avoid muddy low end tones.
The extra sensitivity of the Magic Touch Mini pickups perfectly complements the tonal balance, capturing and accentuating your pick attack and plucking style, nicely opening up the possibilities of a wide range of playing techniques.
The floating mount of the Magic Touch-Mini pickups mean they do not dampen the guitar's natural body resonance allow for a bigger, richer acoustic tone.
The AS83-STE is an all-around amazing package - from the beautiful finish accompanied by Acrylic block inlays to the gorgeous binding on the body and fretboard, and is further complimented by a newly designed pickguard, tailpiece cover and control knobs.
New for 2018
As the most recent addition to the Artcore Contemporary lineup, and is brand-new for 2018. Order yours today in-store or online and make use of our fabulous range of 0% finance offers!
- Ibanez Artcore Expressionist Archtop semi-hollow guitar, with a Steel Blue finish
- Super '58 Humbuckers for an array of sweet tones
- Sleek, fast Mahogany/Maple neck with bound Ebony fretboard
- Relatively budget-friendly price
- 2018 Model
- 0% Finance and Free Delivery available
- Neck: Expressionist AS 3pc Mahogany/Maple set-in neck
- Frets: 22 Medium frets
- Scale Length: 628mm (24.7")
- Nut Width: 43mm
- Fretboard Radius: 305mm
- Body Material: Maple top/back/sides
- Fretboard: Bound Ebony fretboard w/Acrylic block inlay
- Max body thickness: 2 5/8"
- Width at lower bout: 15 3/4"
- Pickups: 2 x Super 58 humbuckers
- Bridge: ART-1 bridge with Quik Change III tailpiece
- Hardware: Gold
|Neck Wood||mahogany/maple neck|
|Pickup Config||2 x humbucker|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left-Handed||right handed|
|Guitar Style||ar / arz style|
|Body Size||full size|
|Body Material||maple body|
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