Those who’ve followed Ibanez jazz guitars through the decades may see Artstar Prestige as the completion of a circle. The guitar maker for numerous names on Downbeat’s Readers’ polls—master 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.
The Mahogany top, back and sides deliver rich, full-bodied warm tone. The bound Ebony fretboard sports medium frets and Mother of Pearl block inlays. The luthier’s skill becomes immediately apparent upon playing your first chord progression on its bound Ebony fretboard, inlaid with Pearl/ Abalone blocks. Medium frets with meticulously hand-filed edges are buttery smooth to your chording hand, promising hours of inspired playing.
The set-in neck is immaculately joined to the body, and its Gotoh 510BN 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.
Artstar AM Mahogany set-in neck
Mahogany top/ back/ sides body
Bound Ebony fretboard w/Mother of Pearl block inlay
Medium frets w/ Prestige fret edge treatment
Super 58 (H) neck pickup
Super 58 (H) bridge pickup
Gotoh 510BN bridge
Sure Grip III control knobs
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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.