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.
For more than a decade, Ibanez has continued to energize the hollow-body market with wide range of designs including everything from rockin' semi-hollow hybrids to straight-up traditional jazz-boxes. 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.
- AM Expressionist / 3-Piece Nyatoh/Maple / Set-In Neck
- Quilted Maple Top
- Quilted Maple Back & Sides
- Bound Macassar Ebony Fretboard
- Acrylic Block Inlay
- Medium Frets
- Gibraltar Performer Bridge
- 10.5mm String Spacing
- Quik Change III Tailpiece
- Super 58 (H) Neck Pickup (Passive/Alnico)
- Super 58 (H) Bridge Pickup (Passive/Alnico)
- Gold Hardware