For decades, Ibanez has been designing and manufacturing original guitars for everyone from beginners to some of the biggest names in the business. And although they're most widely-known for their striking and sometimes outrageous electric models, Ibanez semi-hollow and hollow body electric guitars are crafted with the same level of care to ensure musicians stand out, musically and visually, every time they hit the stage with one. Better yet, they have a wide range of options to suit nearly any musical style or budget.
Are you a in the market for an affordable instrument that delivers clean, classic tone? If so, the Ibanez Artcore AS53 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar may be for you. Crafted with a sapele top, back and sides with a double-cutaway body, this guitar delivers clear, versatile tone that sounds great in a number of different musical styles. It's prized by many for its tone, sustain and impressive ability to hold its tuning.
If only something truly special will do, the Ibanez GB10 George Benson Hollowbody Electric might be the answer. This beautiful signature model features a spruce top and maple on the back and sides to create sweet tones, plus medium-sized frets to make note-bending easy. It even has floating GB Special pickups to essentially eliminate feedback, especially at higher volumes.
Ibanez has such a huge selection, these two examples barely touch on it. And if you think archtop guitars are just for jazz and blues, think again; artists as diverse as Chris Camozzi (Michael Bolton), Luke Hoskin (Protest the Hero), Dexter Holland (The Offspring) and Marten Hagstrom (Meshuggah) use Ibanez semi-hollow and hollow body electric guitars to create their radically different, modern sounds. So add one to your collection, if you haven't already, and you'll sure be glad you did.