Ibanez add new models to their Artstar series – representing the company’s highest spec, but affordable Jazz guitars before entering into its expensive signature range. Introducing the Ibanez Artstar SS300…

The SS300 is essentially identical in terms of construction and specs to the SJ300 but with a smaller 15” body size for those who prefer this look or are intimidated by the sheer bulk of a 16” archtop guitar. It may not sound like a big difference but if you have a smaller frame or smaller arms/hands then the SS300 makes for a much more user friendly instrument than its SJ sibling

The parallel histories of Jazz music and hollow-body electric guitars have been manifested in the Artstar. The influences of these legendary instruments are immediately apparent with bone nut, ebony fretboard, and Ibanez’s signature Super 58 custom pickups. The critical eye will appreciate the details like the smoothness of the fretboard and a skilled crimping technique generally found on instruments costing twice as much. The Artstar is a pure jazz-box that embodies the continual innovation that is Jazz.

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  • Construction: Hollowbody
  • Top Material: Solid Spruce
  • Body Material: Flamed Maple
  • Neck Material: 5-piece Maple/Walnut
  • Fingerboard Material: bound Ebony
  • Neck construction: Artstar set-in neck
  • Fretboard inlays: Acrylic & Abalone block
  • No. of Frets: 20
  • Frets: Medium frets with Artstar fret-edge treatment
  • Pickup Configuration: HH
  • Pickups Neck and Bridge: Super 58 Humbucker
  • Active/Passive: Passive
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle:
  • Position 1. Bridge Pickup
  • Position 2. Middle Pickup
  • Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Bridge: Hard Tail
  • Position Inlays: Acrylic and Abalone Block
  • Tuners: Vintage-style
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: ART-W/VT06S
  • Controls: Neck Volume, Neck Tone, Bridge Volume, Bridge Tone
  • Finish: (DVS) Dark Violin Sunburst

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