For a decade now, Ibanez has continued to energize the hollow-body segment with wide range of designs-with everything from rockin' hybrids to straight-up jazz-boxes. The new Expressionist line begins yet another chapter in the Artcore story.
The Expressionist difference? Jazz fans will recognize the Ibanez original Super 58 pickups-the preferred pickup of George Benson, Pat Metheny and John Scofield on their own Signature models. A jazz favorite, yes, but as funk guitarist Eric Krasno has been proving, the Super 58s perform well in a variety of situations. Warm, balanced articulation, and excellent response characterize the Super 58 pickups.
|neck type||Expressionist AG 3pc Mahogany/Maple set-in neck|
|body||Quilted Ash top/back/sides|
|fretboard||Bound Ebony fretboard w/Acrylic block inlay|
|neck pickup||Super 58 (H) neck pickup (Passive/Alnico)|
|bridge pickup||Super 58 (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Alnico)|
|a : Width||43mm at NUT|
|b : Width||57mm at 22F|
|c : Thickness||21mm at 1F|
|d : Thickness||24mm at 9F|
|a : Length||18 7/8"|
|b : Width||14 1/2"|
|c : Max Depth||3 5/8"|
Ebony produces a tight low and mid range with an iconic attack on the high end. It also features a quick response and rich sustain.
The Super 58 pickups deliver the smooth, nuanced tones and the biting growl of blues.
The ART-1 bridge provides improved sustain and tuning stability.
The Sure Grip III knobs are designed for precise control with nonslip functionality, along with smooth and classic looks.