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.
Super 58 Pickups
The Super 58 pickups deliver the smooth, nuanced tones and the biting growl of blues.
Ebony Fretboard w/ Artstar Fret Edge Treatment
The Ebony fretboard with Artstar fret edge treatment provides tight response and smooth left-hand fingering.
The Bone nut provides richer tone from low to high.
Neck type Artstar 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
Bridge ART-1 bridge
Tailpiece Quik Change III tailpiece
Neck pickup Super 58 (H) neck pickup (Passive/Alnico)
Bridge pickup Super 58 (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Alnico)
Hardware color Gold
Case/bag Hardshell case included
Width at Nut 43mm
Width at Last Fret 57mm
Thickness at 1st 21mm
Thickness at 12th 24mm (at 9F)
Length 19 1/4"
Width 15 3/4"
Max Depth 2 5/8"