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.
|neck type||Artstar AF 3pc Mahogany/Maple set-in neck|
|body||Flamed Maple top/back/sides|
|fretboard||Bound Ebony fretboard w/Acrylic & Abalone block inlay|
|fret||Medium frets w/Artstar fret edge treatment|
|number of frets||20|
|neck pickup||Super 58 (H) neck pickup (Passive/Alnico)|
|bridge pickup||Super 58 (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Alnico)|
|factory tuning||1E, 2B, 3G, 4D, 5A, 6E|
|case/bag||Hardshell case included|
|a : Width||43mm at NUT|
|b : Width||56mm at 20F|
|c : Thickness||21mm at 1F|
|d : Thickness||24mm at 9F|
|a : Length||19 1/2"|
|b : Width||15 3/4"|
|c : Max Depth||3 5/8"|
The Ebony fretboard with Artstar fret edge treatment provides tight response and smooth left-hand fingering.
The Super 58 pickups deliver the smooth, nuanced tones and the biting growl of blues.
The Bone nut provides richer tone from low to high.
The Sure Grip III knobs are designed for precise control with nonslip functionality, along with smooth and classic looks.