The AM was released by Ibanez for the first time in the early ’80s. Though smaller in size than other hollow bodies, this guitar provides warm, punchy tone and abundant sustain. It offers the added benefit being compact enough that players more accustomed to a solid body electric will feel right at home on this popular Artcore model.
The Artcore Expressionist line established yet another chapter in the Artcore story. The Expressionist difference? Jazz fans will recognize the Ibanez original Super 58, the preferred pickup of George Benson, Pat Metheny and John Scofield on their own Signature models. A favorite among jazz players, but as funk guitarist Eric Krasno has been proving, the Super 58s perform well in a variety of situations. Warmth, balanced articulation, and excellent response are defining characteristic the Super 58 pickups.
- Stock #783
- 7.6 lbs
- neck type AM Expressionist3pc Nyatoh/MapleSet-in neck
- top/back/side Macassar Ebony top Macassar Ebony backMacassar Ebony sides
- fretboard Bound Macassar Ebony fretboardAcrylic block inlay
- fret Medium frets
- number of frets 22
- bridge Gibraltar Performer bridge
- string space 10.5mm
- tailpiece Quik Change III tailpiece
- neck pickup Super 58 (H) neck pickupPassive/Alnico
- bridge pickup Super 58 (H) bridge pickupPassive/Alnico
- factory tuning 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
- string gauge .010/.013/.017/.030/.042/.052
- hardware color Gold
- NECK DIMENSIONS
- Scale : 628mm
- a : Width 43mm at NUT
- b : Width 57mm at 22F
- c : Thickness 21mm at 1F
- d : Thickness 24mm at 9F
- Radius : 305mmR
Gibraltar Performer bridge
The Gibraltar Performer bridge provides rich sustain and tuning stability. The low-positioned saddles promise comfortable playability.
3pc Nyatoh/Maple neck
The 3pc Nyatoh/Maple Neck provides a rich mid-low end and great resonance.
Macassar Ebony fretboard
Macassar Ebony produces tight lows and mid range along with strong attack in the highs and quick response with rich sustain.
Quik Change III Tailpiece
The Quik Change III tailpiece enables faster and easier string changing.
Super 58 Pickups
Super 58 pickups feature moderate output and vintage tone.