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Ibanez Artcore AS53 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar

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The double-cutaway body with sapele top, back, and sides is strong and resonant while the 22-fret set mahogany neck with bound rosewood fretboard is satin-smooth and dishes out sweet sustain. A master... Read More

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Overview

The double-cutaway body with sapele top, back, and sides is strong and resonant while the 22-fret set mahogany neck with bound rosewood fretboard is satin-smooth and dishes out sweet sustain. A master volume and master tone control 2 ACH-ST open-coil humbuckers with ceramic magnets.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • Sapele top, back, and sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Bound rosewood fingerboard
  • 22 frets
  • Two ACH-ST open-coil humbuckers with ceramic magnets
  • Master volume/tone
  • Case sold separately
Specifications
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Type: Artcore set-in
  • Body: Sapele top/back/sides
  • Frets: Large frets
  • Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood
  • Inlay: Pearl dot inlay
  • Bridge: ART1 bridge
  • NeckPU: ACH-ST
  • BridgePU: ACH-ST
  • HW Color: CH
  • Finishes: TRF, TKF
  • Pickups
  • Bridge Pickup
  • Name: ACH-ST
  • Model No: ACH-ST
  • Construction: Humbucking
  • Magnet: Ceramic
  • Description: Clean sounding with a rich harmonics.
  • Neck Pickup
  • Name: ACH-ST
  • Model No: ACH-ST
  • Construction: Humbucking
  • Magnet: Ceramic
  • Description: Clean sounding with a rich harmonics.
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5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great value

By Roadie Joe

from Woodstock, GA

This guitar is a great value. I've been playing guitar and working in the industry since the 70's. I've owned countless guitars. This inexpensive Ibanez sounds good unplugged and plays great. The control scheme is simpler than an ES335 but that is a plus in my book. I play teles so one volume and one tone control with a 3-way switch is fine by me. Plus the body is slightly smaller than a ES335 but bigger than an ES339. It strikes a good balance of resonance and comfort. I replaced the pots and pickups, now it sounds a great as it plays. The sapele wood has a mahogany-like resonance and the neck feels like butter. This guitar is a keeper.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing guitar for the money

By Jason Pearson

from Denver

I play blues, rock and metal...and this guitar does it all! I cannot believe how one guitar can clearly and smoothly play so many styles of music with so few features. This guitar is clean, clear and feels great along the neck. The pickups are decent and the variety of sounds you get from this guitar makes this my favorite out of the three I own.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Quality For A Low Price

By Tristan Cumberledge

from PA

I've been teaching myself guitar for about 3 years now and I have never bought a guitar for myself until now. I saw one of these at my local music store, picked it up, and started playing it. For starters its got some decent pickups. Its got a nice feel to it neck - wise. The bridge is nice too. Its got a three switch pickup selector which can allow you to experiment with sound. It stays in tune as well. To be honest, it felt like I was playing a plastic guitar at first because it's so smooth. I love everything about this guitar. You can go from a dirty to clean sound easily. I'm in a grunge/alternative band and I think we could really use a hollow body like this in the mix. My guitarist bought an RG series Ibanez for a great price. So that's how I stumbled upon this beauty. If you're looking for a budget hollow body, this is the one to get. It's it's great for starters, blues or rhythm players.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Value

By Ray LaRussa

from Granville NY

I bought this guitar in red about 2 weeks ago and I couldn't be happier! The tone, feel, and overall build quality are EXCELLENT. The guitar has a beautiful satin finish asnd the neck is super smooth. The Sapele wood is gorgeous and this guitar blows away all others in the same or greater price range. The Epiphone Dot is not even in the same league. I own the Ibanez AF75 as well and now understand why George Benson endorses Ibanez. This is the perfect guitar for anyone looking to purchase a an ES 335 style hollow body, be they beginner or performer. The only objection I have is the fret ends are a bit sharp, but a little time with a dressing file will resolve that issue, which is more personal preference than actual necessity.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar in EVERY respect!

By Ray LaRussa

from Granville, NY

I bought this 2 days ago and I love it. The appearance and quality are top of the line. I bought the AG75 several months ago and was impressed with that Ibanez as well, but this ES-335 style (thinner body, double cutaway) is superb in sound and quality. I was amazed at the action and the fact that it stays in tune and plays as easily as my Les Paul. The Sapele wood is gorgeous and the neck is thin and SMOOTH AS GLASS. The sound is amazing and can fit every music genre just by pickup selection and tone knob manipulation. For less than $300 it is a steal and I would recommend it to anyone at any level. Prior to purchasing this make and model I examined two Epiphone's in a similar price category, including the DOT Studio. I was not as impressed with the Epiphones. The actions were not as low, the necks were not as comfortable to me, and the finish was not as nice. Also the DOT Studio model has no fret markers on the neck surface and the display model exhibited some fret buzz, which may be able to be corrected, but to me that is an indication of quality control and build quality. This guitar, like most in it;'s orice range, is made in China, but the quality and the way it is set-up from the factory is equivilent to much highe priced guitars. Check one out if you are in the market for a quality instrument at a cheap price! You won't regret it! I certainly don't.

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(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ibanez Artcore AS53

By Jacob Perry

from RPB, FL

I got this guitar in red about a week ago and I must say I'm impressed. To start off with it's beautiful and plays wonderfully. Also it has great tone. You would think that with the minimalist styling (only one tone knob) it would be rather limited but, of course you'd be wrong. It can go from a very fat raunchy sound to a more thin jazzy sound all by turning the one tone knob up or down. Hooked into the amp it has a great full sound but played unplugged it sounds good as well. Being semi hollow its very convenient if you aren't near an amp or else are just too lazy to get off of the couch with it. (occasionally me) :) The action of the neck is superb in that the playability is very smooth. It also stays in tune for a long time of heavy use. All in all I'm very pleased with this guitar, it's tone, look, quality, everything. I definitely recommend it.

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