Ibanez AS153 AYS


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Finding a great hollow-body electric guitar at the right price just got easier. The Ibanez AS153 ticks all the boxes in a superb package. With stylish looks and superb playability, you will fall in love with this great guitar.

Looking at the images of this great guitar keeps making said product description author want to buy one, as it does look rather scrumptious! Very tasty indeed, particularly the beautiful ebony fretboard, including the inlays, binding and fretwork.

There are many uses for semi-hollow electric guitars. They are popular in blues, jazz and rock circles, valued for their warm tone, traditional look and feel.

This variety of hollow-body has a centre block, which gives you the sustain of a solid-body electric, along with hollow wings. The body does have more resonant qualities than a solid-body, which makes this style of guitar work across a variety of musical genres.

The pickups are Ibanez Super 58 models, as also used by the George Benson LG30 model. They are a humbucking pickup with a fair degree of punch, capable of giving you a good round tone.

Some famous players using this style of hollow-body. This is not brand-centric, more to give you an idea. Google them to get some inspirational ideas!

  • Lee Ritenour (Jazz Rock)
  • Larry Carlton (Jazz/Rock)
  • Eric Clapton, particularly the Cream farewell at the Albert Hall (Blues/Rock)
  • BB King (Blues)
  • Freddie King (Blues)
  • Alvin Lee (Blues/Rock)
  • John Scofield (Jazz)
  • Chuck Berry (Rock & Roll)

Some jazz players do prefer a body with more depth and acoustic resonance. Check George Benson and Pat Metheney as two great examples.

Product Features

  • Artstar 3 Piece Mahogany/Maple Set-in Neck
  • Flamed Maple Top/Back/Sides
  • Bound Ebony Fretboard With Acrylic & Abalone Block Inlays
  • Medium Frets with Artstar Fret Edge Treatment
  • Ibanez ART-1 Bridge
  • Ibanez Quik Change III Tailpiece
  • Super 58 (H) Neck Pickup (Passive/Alnico)
  • Super 58 (H) Bridge Pickup (Passive/Alnico)
  • Gold Hardware
  • Ibanez Hardshell Case Included
Barcode # 4515110829084
Brand Ibanez
Shipping Weight 4.9950kg
Shipping Width 0.350m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 1.100m
Shipping Cubic 0.038500000m3
Unit Of Measure EACH

At last the tone I want with life in the guitar

By: on 18 October 2018
I have had this for about 6 weeks now. I have changed the strings up to 11-49 to give a better feel for blues and jazz. I find I can play pretty much anything on it. From the round BELL tones of the neck pickup through the combination of the two and the bridge pickup that is raunchy and punchy. As I finger pick the slightly wider neck works very well. I also love the big well spaced machine heads for easy tuning and quick tuning adjustments. It is very comfortable to play and easy to play fast, Django style. I have lots of guitars (az242 also new totally different applications) The fit and finish is superb. This one is a keeper for sure. The more I play it the more I love it.

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