Ibanez Artstar AS80 MIK Semi-Hollow Butterscotch Transparent c. 1997-1999 Korea w/ HSC


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Used, in great playing condition. This late 90s Korean-made Ibanez semi-hollow offers up some serious bang for your buck, with a nifty slightly pointier version of a 335-type body, smooth and easy playability, excellent-sounding Super 58 humbuckers, an attractive transparent butterscotch finish, and lots more. Sweet!! The build quality here is excellent, consistent with other sweet '90s Korean Ibanez guitars. This one is in great shape, with some marking in one spot on the back of the neck, plus some pick marks and other normal cosmetic signs of play (see photos). Freshly set up in our shop and playing like a dream! Ships in a nice hardshell case.

From Ibanez Wiki (specs may differ slightly):

The AS80 is an Artstar series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1994. It was made in South Korea. It is believed this model was initially produced by Samick, with production moving to Cort sometime in 1995.

The AS80 features a semi-hollow, double cutaway body design with an arched, laminated maple top with ƒ holes and ivory multi-binding on maple back and sides with a center block mated to a set-in maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with ivory binding and abalone dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez [Super 58] humbucking pickups with chrome covers and individual volume and tone controls, black pickup rings, a Tune-o-matic style Full Tune bridge, a stop tailpiece, a plastic nut, a black pickguard, speed knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines.


Body type: Hollow body
Length: 464mm / 18¼"
Width: 406mm / 16"
Depth: 43mm / 1.69" (at tail)
Material: Maple (laminated)
Binding: Ivory multi-ply
Back/sides: Maple
Neck joint: Set-in
Bridge: Full Tune II
Tailpiece: Stop tailpiece
Pickguard: 3-ply: Black/ white/ black
Knob style: Speed (black)
Hardware color: Chrome

Neck type: Artstar AS
Neck material: 1-piece maple
Scale length: 628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material: Rosewood w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays: Abalone dot
Frets: 22 / medium (SBB213)
Nut: Plastic (43mm)
Machine heads: Ibanez die-cast

Pickup configuration: HH
Bridge pickup: Ibanez Super 58 bridge (H)
Neck pickup: Ibanez Super 58 neck (H)
Controls: Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector
Output jack: ¼" mono (face mounted)

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