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NAMM 2013: Ibanez Artstar Series

March 10th, 2013




From ibanez.com: After decades of building guitars for legends like George Benson, John Scofield, and Pat Metheny, Ibanez has proven its dedication to jazz guitar luthiery. That dedication is now expressed in Ibanez’s latest hollow and semi-hollow body line, Artstar. “Our slogan for Artstar is ‘Hollow Bodies Of the Highest Order’,” explains Ibanez USA Electric Guitar Product Manager Junji Hotta. “With Artstar we’re answering the needs of the working jazz or blues player.” Players who know their old school jazzboxes will immediately grasp Artstar’s influences: bone nut, smokey flamed maple tops, and Ibanez’s signature Super 58 pickup. “In other words,” says Hotta, “the concept is pure jazzbox – both well-built and inspiring.”

From musiciansfriend.com: “A full-bodied archtop with a flamed-maple top and a single humbucker. The guitar builder for the giants of jazz, Ibanez now introduces the Artstar AF151 Hollowbody Electric Guitar, to answer the needs of the working professional player. Crafted from specially selected tone woods, this guitar features a bone nut, ebony fingerboard, hand-rolled frets and Ibanez’s famous Super 58 pickups—capable of tone magic any place between “jazz-clean” all the way to “blues dirty.” If you’re aiming high, Ibanez has an ARTSTAR for you.”

Features

  • Aged Whisky Burst finish
  • Artstar AF set-in neck
  • Flamed Maple top/back/sides
  • Medium frets
  • Bound Ebony fretboard
  • Bone nut
  • Pearl/ Abalone block inlay
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Super 58 Custom neck pu
Ibanez Artstar AF151 Hollowbody Electric Guitar Aged Whisky Burst

Ibanez Artstar AF151 Hollowbody Electric Guitar Aged Whisky Burst



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