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Ibanez Introduces Artstar, A New Hollow Body Series

United States
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Bensalem, PA – 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.”
Specs

AF151AWB

• 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

List: $1,377.76

UPC: 606559783007

Available: January

AF155AWB

• 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
• Super 58 Custom bridge pu

List: $1,377.76

UPC: 606559783014

Available: January

AS153AYS

• Antique Yellow Sunburst finish
• Artstar AS set-in neck
• Flamed maple top/back/sides
• Medium frets
• Bound Ebony fretboard
• Bone nut
• Pearl/ Abalone block inlay
• ART1 bridge
• Super 58 Custom neck pu
• Super 58 Custom bridge pu
• Tri sound switch for neck pu

List: $1,377.76

UPC: 606559783021
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