Ibanez takes it up another notch with Artstar Prestige, a new line of exquisite made-in-Japan instruments. For the first time ever, Ibanez brings the crown jewel of Prestige production to its Artstar hollow body concept, making its credo: Hollowbodies of The Highest Order, a mission statement made manifest through the excellence of Artstar Prestige design and luthiery.
Those whove followed Ibanez jazz guitars through the decades may see Artstar Prestige as the completion of a circle. The guitar maker for numerous names on Downbeats Readers pollsmaster with players like George Benson and Pat Metheny are a testament to the preeminence of made-in-Japan Ibanez jazz guitars.
Artcore, Expressionist, and Artstar offer up-and-comers, inspiring instruments that won't break the bank. Now, Artstar Prestige offers custom-built, made-in-Japan quality for the serious professional. With its Brown Sunburst finish and Spruce top, Flamed Maple back and sides, a deep love of jazz history emanates from the AF200.
The luthiers skill becomes immediately apparent upon playing your first chord progression on its bound ebony fingerboard. Medium frets with meticulously hand-filed edges are buttery smooth to your chording hand. The set-in neck is immaculately joined to the body, and its Ebony bridge is the perfect blend of traditional style and technological integrity.
At the headstock end of the fingerboard is a clean, perfectly set bone nut. Rounding out this stunningly crafted piece is the famous Ibanez Super 58 pickup, known for its balanced tone character and sonic fullness, whether restrained to jazz-clean or cranked up to gritty rockin blues. Hardshell case is included.
Join the league of great guitarists who depend on Ibanez. Order yours today.
Custom Guitar's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling
and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a
complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
Normal wear and tear
Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Custom Guitar's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
Plans are renewable on new gear
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions for program details
Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.
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Best guitar I now own. Just can't say enough about it. Ordered back in early December, 2014 and got it middle of February, 2015. Definitely worth the wait, as it is one beautiful and well crafted instrument. Real quality, and one of the best I have ever played. Truly a joy, with incredible sound right out of the box. The action is especially nice, ebony fret board is very smooth and don't think the guitar needs to be setup at all. Even though it cost quite a bit, very pleased with this purchase and give it five stars out of five.
Ibanez AF200 Prestige Artstar Series Hollowbody Electric Guitar Brown Sunburst