For a decade now, Ibanez has energized the hollow-body segment with a wide range of designs—from rockin’ hybrids to straight-up jazz-boxes. With the introduction of its new Expressionist line, Ibanez has begun yet another chapter in the story of its acclaimed Artstar series.
Built with tone woods selected for their beauty as well as their musicality, the Expressionist line covers the wide range of styles for which Ibanez hollow and semi-hollow bodies are known.
The semi-hollow AS83 features maple top, back, and sides, and handsome ivory binding on the body, headstock, and fingerboard. An expertly crafted 3pc Maple/ Mahogany set-in neck ensures body liveliness and is fitted with a rich Ebony fretboard with silky contrasting pearl block inlays.
The tortoise shell colored pickguard provides an gorgeous appearance.
The Ibanez-original Quik Change III tailpiece enables fast and easy string changing.
Jazz fans will recognize the Ibanez original Super 58 Custom pickups—the preferred pickup of George Benson, Pat Metheny, and John Scofield used in their own signature models. These pickups provide warm, balanced articulation, and excellent response. Super 58s are at home in variety of genres.
- Expressionist AS 3pc Mahogany/Maple set-in neck
- Maple top/back/sides
- Bound Ebony fretboard w/Acrylic block inlay
- Medium frets
- Super 58 (H) neck pickup
- Super 58 (H) bridge pickup
- ART-1 bridge
- Quik Change III tailpiece
- Sure Grip III control knobs
- Gold Hardware