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 AS 3pc Mahogany/Maple set-in neck|
|body||Flamed Maple top/back/sides|
|fretboard||Bound Ebony fretboard w/Acrylic block inlay|
|tailpiece||Quik Change III 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||21mm at 1F|
|d : Thickness||24mm at 9F|
|a : Length||19 1/4"|
|b : Width||15 3/4"|
|c : Max Depth||2 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 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.