Ibanez AS83 Expressionist Steel Blue Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar
Ibanez AS83 Expressionist Steel Blue Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar - The Artcore series from Ibanez has been a long-standing staple of their catalogue. Although the company are most renowned for their cutting-edge instruments aimed at hard rock and metal players, their Artcore line is for the old-school jazz cats and blues players. With premium specifications and a traditional construction, the AS83-STE is an elegant guitar that offers far more than its modest price suggests.
The semi-hollow Maple body provides a super-bright and vibrant sound, with excellent resonance and acoustic-like projection. For chord-based playing, you'll get plenty of mid-range clarity and a sparkly top-end that'll easily cut through a busy mix.
Paired with a 3-piece Mahogany/Maple neck, you can expect a sturdy-feeling neck which will stay solid in contrasting conditions and temperatures. The tonal qualities of the Mahogany will offer some low-end warmth, making this a full-bodied and balanced-sounding instrument.
The AS83-STE sports a pair of medium-output Super 58 humbuckers, pickups that really lend themselves to jazz, blues and even rock. With Alnico magnets, these pickups have a pure and clear quality, with a rounded tone that's perfect for jazzy chords. Add some overdrive, and you'll achieve an incredibly smooth lead tone with the neck humbucker, and a bright sound with the bridge humbucker.
Ibanez Artcore Expressionist AS83 Semi-hollowbody Features:
- A versatile semi-hollowbody
- Perfect for a wide range of musical styles and playing techniques
- Semi-hollow maple body with sustain block for acoustic resonance and naturally bright tone
- Dual Super 58 humbucking pickups capture sweet electric tone and acoustic resonance with no hum
- Comfortable 3-piece nyatoh/maple Expressionist neck is easy to play and gives you convenient access to the upper frets
- Bound ebony fretboard feels smooth and looks amazing
- Body Type: Semi-hollowbody
- Body Shape: AS Expressionist
- Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
- Number of Strings: 6
- Body Material: Maple
- Top Material: Maple
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Color: Steel Blue
- Neck Material: 3-piece Nyatoh/Maple
- Neck Shape: AS Expressionist
- Radius: 12"
- Fingerboard Material: Bound Ebony
- Fingerboard Inlay: Acrylic Blocks
- Number of Frets: 22, Medium
- Scale Length: 24.7"
- Nut Width: 1.692"
- Nut Material: Plastic
- Bridge/Tailpiece: ART-1 Bridge with Quik Change III Tailpiece
- Tuners: Ibanez machine heads
- Neck Pickup: Super 58 Humbucker
- Bridge Pickup: Super 58 Humbucker
- Controls: 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
- Strings: .010-.052
- Model #: AS83STE