Ibanez Artcore Expressionist AS83 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar - Steel Blue

Code: AS83-STE

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Though typically known for their hard rock pieces and mighty guitars, we have been super impressed here at Wembley Music Centre by Ibanez’s Artcore Expressionist series. We have been introduced to a whole new range of amazing hollow body guitars, each one with a specific voice, each one perfect for jazzers and rockers alike.

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Though typically known for their hard rock pieces and mighty guitars, we have been super impressed here at Wembley Music Centre by Ibanez’s Artcore Expressionist series. We have been introduced to a whole new range of amazing hollow body guitars, each one with a specific voice, each one perfect for jazzers and rockers alike.

As you can guess, the key feature of the Ibanez Artcore Expressionist AS83 Semi-Hollow guitar is that it is semi-hollow. These bodies are particularly popular for jazz and soul players as the acoustic characters of the body offer unrivalled warmth and resonance. Semi-hollow bodies grant the player extra sustain, extra depth for tone and a more natural character. However, what we love about this AS83 is that Ibanez haven’t, therefore, designed this body in a darker, warmer tonewood, but rather paired it with Maple. The Maple body offers a more even tone, with a little boost in the top end which adds to the clarity. The result is a wonderfully smooth tone that has boosts in just the right places to allow the guitar to sit perfectly in any mix, be it solo, or in a full band. Both body and neck feel amazing and natural to hold, and you’ll find yourself very comfortable playing this guitar for hours on end.

For those of you who are big jazz fans, you’ll recognise the pickups on this; Super 58 Humbuckers. The pickups of choice for players such as Pat Metheny and George Benson, they offer a beautifully round tone which is both warm and very clear, perfect for chordal playing. However, crank these up a little bit, and you’ll have a pretty meaty lead tone, ready for soloing in any setting. The result is a surprisingly versatile guitar for one with such jazzy specifications. Personally, we’d love to hear this guitar in some pretty heavy rock settings too to hear a new voice come to the table!

Finished in a smooth and stunning Steel Blue, this guitar has it all!

  • Neck Type: Expressionist AS 3pc neck / Nyatoh / Mapleset-in neck
  • Top / Back / Side: Maple top / Maple back / Maple sides
  • Fretboard: Bound EbonyAcrylic block inlay
  • Fret: Medium frets
  • Bridge: ART-1 bridge
  • Tailpiece: Quik Change III tailpiece
  • Neck Pickup: Super 58 (H) neck pickupPassive/Alnico
  • Bridge Pickup: Super 58 (H) bridge pickupPassive/Alnico
  • Hardware Colour: Gold

Specification

  • Neck Type: Expressionist AS 3pc neck / Nyatoh / Mapleset-in neck
  • Top / Back / Side: Maple top / Maple back / Maple sides
  • Fretboard: Bound EbonyAcrylic block inlay
  • Fret: Medium frets
  • Bridge: ART-1 bridge
  • Tailpiece: Quik Change III tailpiece
  • Neck Pickup: Super 58 (H) neck pickupPassive/Alnico
  • Bridge Pickup: Super 58 (H) bridge pickupPassive/Alnico
  • Hardware Colour: Gold

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