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 AM African Mahogany set-in neck|
|body||African Mahogany top/back/sides|
|fretboard||Bound Ebony fretboard w/Mother of Pearl block inlay|
|fret||Medium frets w/Prestige fret edge treatment|
|bridge||Gotoh® 510BN bridge|
|tailpiece||Gotoh® GE101A tailpiece|
|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||20mm at 1F|
|d : Thickness||22mm at 12F|
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 Sure Grip III knobs are designed for precise control with nonslip functionality, along with smooth and classic looks.
The Bone nut provides richer tone from low to high.
Gotoh® machine heads provide super precision, smooth feel, and minimal back lush.