Semi-hollow and hollow body guitars have long been the go-to axes of rockabilly artists and jazz players - of course, not every guitarist can afford to own a vintage model that was crafted back during the heyday of those musical genres. Thankfully, Ibanez has solved this dilemma with their Artcore series of semi-hollow and hollow bodied guitar designs. Built overseas to keep costs low, these guitars still go through a painstaking process to ensure they look, play and sound nothing short of incredible - and they most certainly do.
Any one of the guitars from this section would be a great place to start your search, but if you still can't decide, your best bet is to kick things off with one of the more popular sellers, like the Artcore AF75 Hollowbody Electric Guitar. Producing a big archtop tone without emptying your bank account, this beauty has a fully bound, all-maple hollow body for tight resonance and minimal feedback. The AF75 is also extremely versatile and the ACH1 humbucker at the neck and ACH2 at the bridge help to deliver a beefy tone with pronounced mids.
Or, if it's a semi-hollow that you're in the market for, check out the Artcore Expressionist AM93 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar. Loaded with Custom 58 pickups and boasting an arched quilted maple top, the AM93 also has a set-in neck that's slim and easy to play. Additionally, the ART1 bridge makes for rock-solid intonation and the Quick Change III makes string changing a quick and effortless endeavor. Melodic and sweet, this semi-hollow is a pro-level workhorse with a very generous price tag.
With so many eye-catching finishes and impressive body shapes that deserve a closer look, you'll love browsing this catalog as much as you will playing one of the instruments in it. With a name like Ibanez, you can always expect a high standard of playability and sound quality, and their Artcore series is just further proof that they're dedicated to musicians of all tastes, styles and budgets.