Ibanez AS53 Artcore Hollow Body Electric Guitar, Trans Black

279.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Estimated delivery to you: 30th January 2017
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Product Ref: 23332

  • Includes Free Gear4Music Guitar Stand
  • Infinity R Pickups Produce Versatile Tones
  • Artcore Mahogany Neck Offers Comfortable Play
  • Sapele Hollow Body Enhances Resonance and Sustain
  • Bound Rosewood Fretboard Delivers Sharp Midrange Attack

Ibanez AS53 Artcore Hollow Body Electric Guitar, Trans Black

The AS53 Artcore Hollow Body Electric Guitar is built to tackle just about any genre of music you throw at it, featuring a semi-acoustic design to enhance the guitar’s tone and sustain. The infinity R humbuckers are mounted into a sustain block for increased sustain and feedback elimination. The body is crafted from sapele, which is a dense tonewood that provides warm tones with plenty of power. Its slender body profile rests nicely against the body to offer a comfortable playing position, no matter what your playing style is. Finished in a transparent black colour and featuring chrome hardware, the AS53 Artcore guitar is perfect for beginners and aspiring guitarists wanting to play a wide enrage of musical styles.

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Product Ref: 23332

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Sapele Archtop Body

Constructed from an all sapele body, the Artcore guitar produces rich, warm tones with plenty of grind and bite. The sapele’s characteristics are balanced and soft, offering an incredible amount of depth with a full sounding low end and an appealing high end. The hollow body design delivers traditional jazz tones with an excellent midrange that compliments your playing, while the thin design makes the Ibanez an incredibly comfortable guitar to play.

Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard

The Mahogany neck and Rosewood fingerboard has been designed to offer a smooth, fast play, whilst the naturally oily Rosewood fingerboard absorbs stray overtones for a rich sound. The Mahogany/Rosewood combination produces warm, mellow tones with complex highs, thick, creamy lows, and an appealing midrange. The Artcore also features 22 medium sized frets, and white dot inlays to provide a classic look and a smooth play.

About Ibanez Guitars

Over the past 30 years, Ibanez Guitars have always been at the forefront of developing the right tools for Electric Guitar players pushing the boundaries of music. For decades, Ibanez designers and luthiers have been the embodiment of this ideology, pushing their skills to the edge of imagination, consistently creating some of the most versatile and unique instruments ever. Although Ibanez guitars have been made since 1908, it wasn't until the late 1980's that they began to form an identity for themselves when artists such as Steve Vai and Frank Zappa began using their instruments. Now with a huge artist clientele across the globe Ibanez are a leading manufacturer of electric guitars and basses and a first choice for many dedicated musicians.

Free Gear4Music Guitar Stand

The durable and high-quality guitar stand is designed to give safe and convenient support and display for your guitar. Sturdy rubber prongs and an adjustable neck mean that this universal stand is suitable for just about any electric, acoustic or bass guitar. A neck support complete with locking system gives extra stability, leaving your instrument safely mounted with padded foam protection at all contact points to protect the finish of your guitar. Additionally, rubber feet improve grip on all surfaces, whilst the ability to adjust the height of the neck support stem offers full control over the balance of your guitar on the stand.


Body & Bridge

  • Body: Sapele
  • Bridge: ART-1
  • Tailpiece: VT06L
  • Construction: Set-In
  • Finish: Transparent Flat Black

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Scale: 24.75" (628mm)
  • Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood
  • Radius: 305mmR
  • Frets: 22 Medium frets
  • Width at Nut: 43mm
  • Width at Last Fret: 57mm
  • Thickness at 1st: 20mm
  • Thickness at 12th: 22mm (at 9F)
  • Inlays: White Dots

Electronics & Hardware

  • Neck Pickup: Infinity R Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: Infinity R Humbucker
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Case Included: No
  • Recommended Case: Ibanez AS100C Hardshell