The original AM was released by Ibanez in the early 80s. Though smaller in size than other semi-hollow bodies, this guitar provides warm, punchy tone and abundant sustain. It offers the added benefit being compact enough that players more accustomed to a solid body electric will feel right at home on this popular Artcore model.
For more than a decade, Ibanez has continued to energize the hollow-body market with wide range of designs including everything from rockin’ semi-hollow hybrids to straight-up traditional jazz boxes. The Artcore Expressionist line established yet another chapter in the Artcore story. The Expressionist difference? Jazz fans will recognize the Ibanez original Super 58, the preferred pickup of George Benson, Pat Metheny and John Scofield on their own Signature models.
- 3-piece nyatoh/maple set-in neck
- Quilted maple top/back/sides
- Ebony fretboard with acrylic block inlays
- Medium frets
- Super 58 pickups
- Gibraltar Performer bridge
- Quik Change III tailpiece
- Gold hardware
Quilted maple top, back and sides
Quilted maple sonically enriches the response for picking.
Super 58 pickups
Super 58 pickups feature moderate output and vintage tone. A favorite among jazz players, Super 58s perform well in a variety of situations. Warmth, balanced articulation and excellent response are defining characteristics of Super 58 pickups.
3-piece nyatoh/maple neck
The nyatoh/maple neck provides a rich mid/low end and great resonance.
Macassar ebony fretboard with medium frets
Macassar ebony features a quick response and rich sustain. Medium-sized frets enhance the accuracy of your notes.
Gibraltar Performer bridge with Quik Change III tailpiece
The Gibraltar Performer bridge provides rich sustain and tuning stability, with low-positioned saddles that promise comfortable playability. The Quik Change III tailpiece enables faster and easier string changing.