Hollow Bodies Of the Highest Order
The parallel histories of jazz and the guitar are made manifest in the new Artstar line of hollow body electrics. The influences of these legendary instruments are immediately apparent: Bone nut, Ebony fingerboard, Ibanez signature Super 58 custom pickups, and smoky flamed maple bodies. There’s much here that will bring to mind guitars you remember from faded photos, but the construction and components of Artstar guitars are decidedly 21st century. Pure jazzbox? Yes, but also an embodiment of the continuing innovation that is Ibanez.