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Ibanez Artstar AS253BM Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Transparent Cherry

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For those who like the feel and tone of a hollow body, but need more volume and sustain than a hollow box allows, the AS253BM is just your ticket. As part of the Artstar Series, the AS253BM is a high-quality instrument for the working pro playing jazz, blues, rock, country, or any hybrid genre you can imagine.The burled maple body is done in a rich...  Click To Read More About This Product

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For those who like the feel and tone of a hollow body, but need more volume and sustain than a hollow box allows, the AS253BM is just your ticket. As part of the Artstar Series, the AS253BM is a high-quality instrument for the working pro playing jazz, blues, rock, country, or any hybrid genre you can imagine.

The burled maple body is done in a rich Transparent Cherry finish. The 3-piece mahogany/maple set-in neck has a bound ebony fingerboard with acrylic/abalone block inlay, medium frets and the Artstar Fret Edge Treatment, for a fast, smooth feel.

For extended tone options the AS253BM comes with two Super 58 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. ART-1 bridge provides improved sustain and tuning stability. Features gold hardware and includes a hardshell case.

Features

  • Burled maple body
  • 3-piece mahogany/maple set-in neck
  • Bound ebony fingerboard with acrylic/abalone block inlay
  • Medium frets and the Artstar Fret Edge Treatment
  • Two Super 58 pickups and a Tri-Sound switch
  • Coil-tapping for a single-coil sound
  • ART-1 bridge
  • Gold hardware
  • Includes a hardshell case
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IbanezArtstar AS253BM Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar
 
4.5

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5.0

Build like work of art. Plays like a dream.

By Matt

from Birmingham, AL

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jazz

    Comments about Ibanez Artstar AS253BM Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

    The AS153 line has been quite appealing to me for some time. The opportunity came to get this AS253 at a great price, so I bit. I believe I've found my life guitar. I've bought a ring. The ceremony is in the spring.

    Really though, love so much about this guitar. An absolute beauty, a work of art in the build. Plays like a dream with flatwound strings. Took some tweaking to line up tone with my amp (Peavey Delta Blues 210). Can't tell yet if pickups (Super 58) are bass heavy, or if it is the heavy low thin top string gauge recommended. Ends up playing perfectly to the chord melody jazz i noodle around on. To strum rock or even play through cmatmods rat clone isn't a flip of a switch though, does require "finding that tone." But trust me, they are in there. Finding that sweet spot is indeed the sweet spot. on bridge with tone all the way up can get quite bright if you want, and on neck can get super thick and warm. Can slip in extremes on those if not careful.

    All in all, there are a wealth of tones across a very broad range, and the singing sustain of warm bells is what I thought of playing it earlier. Love her looks, the way she plays, the build, and the way she sounds.

     
    4.0

    Exactly what I wanted

    By Eric C.

    from Boston

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ibanez Artstar AS253BM Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

        I have to say: this is really nice! Unless you're prepared to spend three times the price, you'll have a hard time finding something better. Gibsons in this price range are an insult, but this is a good guitar.

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