There's something irresistible about a vintage guitar - well worn with battle scars, earned throughout years of hard use. Like a favorite old leather jacket, it immediately feels familiar. Now, Ibanez proudly offers Artstar Vintage - the alternative to pricey vintage instruments. The Artstar Vintage "aging" process applies to hardware and other appointments, as well as the body, giving each guitar a convincingly real, worn appearance.
|neck type||Artstar ASV 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|
|tailpiece||Quik Change III tailpiece|
|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|
|hardware color||Antique chrome|
|a : Width||43mm at NUT|
|b : Width||57mm at 22F|
|c : Thickness||23mm at 1F|
|d : Thickness||24mm at 9F|
|a : Length||19 1/4"|
|b : Width||15 3/4"|
|c : Max Depth||2 5/8"|
The Bone nut provides richer tone from low to high.
The Super 58 pickups deliver the smooth, nuanced tones and the biting growl of blues.
The Tri-Sound switch for the neck pickup allows you to select Humbucker in series (traditional), parallel (brighter, single coil type tone w/ lower output and hum cancellation) or coil-tapping for a single coil sound.
The ART-1 bridge provides improved sustain and tuning stability.
The Quik Change III tailpiece enables faster and easier string changing.
The Sure Grip III knobs are designed for precise control with nonslip functionality, along with smooth and classic looks.