Dating guitar ibanez

15-Jun-2014 10:57

What I'm looking for is a guitar that is: - versatile (I've played Rock previously, now I'm playing Jazz too and some Blues) - stays in tune (for at least an hour) - plays well (I can get it set up if needed) So I've been looking at semi-hollow body guitars since I've heard they are versatile... The used PM35 had rounds on it and I am pretty sure that had a lot to do with it. I use it for blues and occasionally to get a jazz sound.also I like the way they look (like the look of the Gibson 335) This is a guitar I've been considering: Ibanez Artstar AS153 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar | Musician's Friend Do any of you know if this is a good guitar? I can't spend more then 00 I haven't played this specific one as this is a newer model but I have played some of the models that have come before this one. I am also somewhat a fan of Ibanez guitars in general so... I needed a guitar that was versatile and could give more than 1 sound. are there better choices out there yes but for my budget it was the right choice for me.Of course, you guys would know better than me haha.I'll have to play it to see, I haven't had the chance yet.If you wanted a total history of Ibanez you´d have go back to 1908 when a company named Hoshino began as a sheet music store and later music products distributor in Nagoya Japan.If you wanted a little less completeness than that you´d go back about forty-five when Hoshino began distributing a Spanish guitar named Ibanez.Or perhaps you´d simply go to the Mid 60´s when Hoshino, who by that time had purchased the rights to the Ibanez name, began shipping incredibly funky looking guitars to the United States, many of which were actually sold in department stores.

Has no serial # as they were not used prior to 1975.

I think you would not be disappointed, and musicians friend has a 30 day guarantee. Nevertheless, I can get a good range of clean tones, mellow jazz from the neck with the tone rolled off, but complex brighter tones from the middle position.