Ibanez introduced the Artcore Series back in 2002 and they've been the hollowbody guitar of choice for musicians now for over a decade. The Artcore's combination of quality workmanship and affordability has created legions of fans from diverse genres as blues, country, rock and jazz. Musicians can find the purity of an old school style jazz-box to a hybrid semi-hollow rocker. Artcore is highly respected for its tone, sustain and the way they hold their tuning and how the series continues to push the boundaries of guitar building; the Artcore Expressionist Series takes it a step further.
The Expressionist difference? Jazz fans will recognize the Ibanez original Super 58 custom pickups— the preferred pickup of George Benson, Pat Metheny and John Scofield on their own Signature models. A jazz favorite, yes, but as funk guitarist Eric Krasno has been proving, the Super 58s perform well in a variety of situations. Warm, balanced articulation, and excellent response characterize the Super 58 custom.
This semi-hollowbody model is compact in size and built in a double cutaway style. It has covered humbuckers, binding around neck and headstock, as well as the body, with block-style inlays along the fretboard. It utilizes an ART-1 bridge and stop tailpiece. The body/top is laminated, as are most arch top styles of guitar.
Enjoy its smaller size - the AM93 model has all the power, presence and features of its larger cousins. Its perfect for anyone who wants the semi-acoustic elements but not the size.