The feel and tone of a hollowbody, but with more volume and sustain.
For those who like the feel and tone of a hollowbody, but need more volume and sustain than a hollow box allows, the AS153 is just your ticket. As part of the new Artstar Series, the AS153 is a high quality instrument for the working pro playing jazz, blues, rock, country, or any hybrid genre you can imagine.
The flamed maple body is done in a rich Tequila Sunrise finish. The 3-piece mahogany/maple set-in neck has a bound ebony fingerboard with Pearl/Abalone block inlay, Medium frets and the Artstar Fret Edge Treatment, for a fast, smooth feel.
For extended tone options the AS153 comes with two Super 58 custom pickups and a Tri-Sound switch for the neck pickup that allows you to select Humbucker in series (traditional), parallel (brighter, single coil type tone w/ lower output and hum cancellation) or coil-tapping for a single coil sound. Sure Grip III knobs provide non-slip functionality and an ART-1 bridge provides improved sustain and tuning stability. Features gold hardware and includes a Hardshell case.