Ibanez introduced Artcore in 2002 and has been the hollow-body guitar of choice for musicians for the last 10 years. 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.
Classic Elite pickupsThe Classic Elite pickups offer rich, nuanced tone with fat low-end.
ART-1 bridgeThe ART-1 bridge provides improved sustain and tuning stability.
Quik Change III TailpieceThe Quik Change III tailpiece enables faster and easier string changing.
Sure Grip III Control KnobsThe Sure Grip III knobs are designed for precise control with nonslip functionality, along with smooth and classic looks.
Neck type: Artcore AS Mahogany set-in neck
Body: Maple top/back/sides
Fretboard: Bound Rosewood fretboard w/Acrylic block inlay
Fret: Medium frets
Bridge: ART-1 bridge
Tailpiece: Quik Change III tailpiece
Neck pickup: Classic Elite (H) neck pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
Bridge pickup: Classic Elite (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
Factory tuning: 1E, 2B, 3G, 4D, 5A, 6E
String gauge: .010/.013/.017/.030/.042/.052
Hardware color: Gold