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Ibanez 6 String Semi-Hollow-Body Electric Guitar, Right, Transparent Black Flat (AS53TKF)
- Infinity R pickups feature warm, balanced articulation and excellent response for various music genres
- Art-St Bridge provides tuning stability
- Easy access to higher notes
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|Sold By||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Music Buys||Wanz styles||Amazon.com|
|Color||Transparent Black Flat||Emerald Green||Wineburst||Vintage Sunburst||Candy Apple|
|Fretboard Material Type||rosewood||—||Rosewood||Rosewood||maple|
|Guitar Bridge System||Stop Tail||Tune-O-Matic||Tune-O-Matic||Tune-O-Matic||Stop Tail|
|Guitar Pickup Configuration||Humbucker||Humbucker||Humbucker||Humbucker||Humbucker|
|Item Dimensions||42.25 x 15.63 x 2.50 inches||40.94 x 16.54 x 3.94 inches||39.00 x 13.00 x 4.00 inches||44.00 x 21.50 x 5.00 inches||6.00 x 20.00 x 45.00 inches|
|Neck Material Type||Mahogany||—||Mahogany||—||maple|
|Number of Strings||6||6||6||6||6|
Whether you’re a solid body player looking to expand your tonal palate, or an acoustic player who wants to transition to electric, The AS53 is an affordable way to ease into the classic sounds of the semi-hollow guitar. The warm tone of the AS53 is built around two Infinity R humbucker pickups, mounted on a solid block of wood for increased Sustain and reduced feedback. The set-in mahogany art core neck joins the sample body at the 17th fret for easy access to higher notes. Rock, country, jazz or blues, the AS53 will handle it all.
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I did a lot of research about the Sapele wood and it is similar to mahogany and is apparently a tad more sustainable than mahogany. I can vouch for the tone, it sounds great! The neck has a mahogany fretboard. The guitar is a bit lighter than the Epiphone Dot, but that's a good thing! That Dot was HEAVY!
The tuners have been really good so far. I know that is the one major gripe with Ibanez - but a set of Grover tuners to replace the stock tuners is about $40-$50. And replacing tuners is super easy, just be careful not to scratch your headstock with the wrench used to loosen the original and tighten the new.
The one drawback I have is that the pickups have a bit of a slight physical vibration that is only noticeable when the guitar is played without being plugged in. I think tightening a component will fix this slightly minor issue - but I haven't decided it's worth fiddling with the pickups and risking a bigger issue.
Overall this is a great, entry level semi-hollow guitar and a steal of a deal for $299. I am a pretty decent player (I don't play live, only tinker around at home), but it's one of my favorites along with my Epiphone Les Paul Classic.
Upon unpacking it I found that it really is beautiful to look at and it sounds pretty good, not great. It has a certain amount of "woodiness" in the tone although not as much as I had hoped for. The pickups have less hum than any passive pickup I have ever played, however, they are a bit dark sounding. They don't give the sparkly high end of Seymour Duncans. There was also some chipping of the finish where the neck meets the headstock that I was able to glue down. All in all, it is a usable instrument for a very low price.~
My history: I was a professional guitar player when i was younger, so this is not my first guitar by any stretch.
Having owned a lot of top guitars in the marketplace let me assure you this isn't one of them, BUT, did you expect it to be for 299?? Ok when I first got it I was not too happy, the frets seemed rather rough, i even filed down a couple of the fret ends as they were slightly sharp (i have seen this on MUCH more expensive guitars, so i guess forgivable) but the frets seemed like they were not filed fine enough, long story short i kept using the guitar for a week because i bought it solely to practice without an amp. And after a week its literally playing like butter, so nice, i can not over sell this thing. Oh and its plenty loud enough to practice in your room or living room and be able to hear yourself.
Ok long review but i am sitting here just played it for last hour and was just smiling how smart i was to spend the 300 bucks on such a cool tool to have around. Wanna sing a song for your partner? Don't go get an amp, just grab this thing :)
Sound is subjective, so I won't go too much into that, but unless you're picky, you'll be happy with this sound... and if you're picky, spend more money!
Quality wise, it's decent. The frets on the bottom side (high E string) sit slightly proud of the side of the fretboard. They aren't rough or sharp, but you can certainly feel them. The top (low E string) is smooth. The A string has some fret buzz. The guitar comes with instructions on how to adjust the truss rod and an Allen wrench to do so, but I wasn't able to get it to go away completely. I don't know how well it keeps in tune. I've had to retune it several times during each practice session, but this may just be the strings settling. Ibanez is pretty notorious for having bad tuners, but these feel good to me. All three of these issues are pretty easy to fix, though, so it's no reason not to buy the guitar.
Coming from an late 90's Squier Strat, this thing feels like a million bucks.
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For the uninitiated, this is a semi-hollow body guitar, with a sort of viola shape and archtop. the body of the guitar is physically larger than most solid body electric guitar bodies, so if you're looking for something super compact, then this wouldn't be the best option for you. This is geared towards Jazz guitar, but that doesn't limit you to playing that genre - you can really play whatever you want. The semi-hollow body means that you will get some sound out of the body when it's not plugged in, which is nice for playing on the couch or quietly if you're living in an apartment and don't want to plug in. In contrast, solid body guitars won't produce any useful sound if not plugged in.
I've only recently gotten into Jazz guitar, so I'm not quite qualified to go into specific details about the pickups, or other technical details of this guitar. From my research online, this uses humbucker pickups which are supposed to be a great value, and from my personal experience, it's sounded great. As a person just getting into electric guitar, this has been a really great entry point for me. Something that I really look for in an instrument is good value and room to grow - you generally don't want to buy the cheapest option, as it won't be conducive to your playing and you'll quickly outgrow it, moving onto a better built instrument. I feel like this definitely fits the bill for me, and I've been exceedingly happy with it. Compared to the low end strat imitation guitar I purchased in my youth, this has been a much better option.
Overall, fantastic build quality and really happy with the value for money you get in this. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking to get an electric.
I can get this to just scream and feedback back is just enough and tamable.
When playing as a purist, nice warm to crisp tones. I have no comparison to the big boys ( haven't tried any) although I did rent a Epiphone ES-335 before i bought this and this is much nicer to play in my opinion.