The parallel histories of Jazz music and hollow-body electric guitars have been manifested in the Artstar.
The influences of these legendary instruments are immediately apparent with bone nut, ebony fretboard, and Ibanez´s signature Super 58 custom pickups.
The critical eye will appreciate the details like the smoothness of the fretboard and a skilled crimping technique generally found on instruments costing twice as much.
The Artstar is a pure jazz-box that embodies the continual innovation that is Jazz.
The Bone nut provides richer tone from low to high. (bone nut), The Ebony fretboard with Artstar fret edge treatment provides tight response and smooth left-hand fingering. (ebony fretboard w prestige fret edge treatment), Gotoh® machineheads provide super precision, smooth feel, and minimal back lush. (gotoh machineheads), The Super 58 pickups deliver the smooth, nuanced tones and the biting growl of blues. (super 58 pickups), The Sure Grip III knobs are designed for precise control with nonslip functionality, along with smooth and classic looks. (sure grip knobs),
16 1/2" (body dimensions length), 43mm (width at nut), 13 8/9" (body dimensions width), 57mm (width at last fret), 2 1/3" (body dimensions max depth), 20mm (thickness at 1st), 22mm (thickness at 12th), Gold (hardware color), 305mmR (fretboard radius), Gotoh GE101A tailpiece (tailpiece)