The Ibanez Artcore Custom AS103 electric guitar helps you stand out from the crowd with the looks, sound, and quality musicians have come to count on from this revered brand. Since 1957, Ibanez has been a name associated with gorgeous guitars capable of playing everything from blues to jazz to screaming rock and roll. The Ibanez Artcore Custom Series has been their flagship model since its debut in 2005 with its recognizable slim body, set-in neck, wooden control knobs, and hand-rolled frets. The Artcore was also nominated by music industry retailers for the 2006 Music and Sound Awards: Electric Guitar of the Year and Product of Year.The AS103 is a beautiful semi-hollow guitar that combines beauty and power. Styled after vintage jazz guitars, the double-cut flamed maple body has a vintage sunburst design with a high-gloss laminate finish for protection. A raised wooden pickguard matches the color and design. The 22-fret fingerboard is created from bound rosewood with mother of pearl and abalone inlays. The set-in neck is made from five-piece maple and Bubinga wood, which is known for its distinctive swirling grain pattern. Finished with gold hardware, including the six tuners and fine-tuners along the bridge, this is a stunning instrument you’ll be proud to take onstage. Good looks aren't the only thing this model has going for it. Its semi-hollow body offers excellent sustain and feedback resistance. The wood it is crafted from looks beautiful, but it was also chosen to create rich, warm sounds when you play. There are 22 medium frets, making this guitar easy to grip, and it has great balance for comfortable playing. The bridge pickup and neck pickup feature Super 58 Humbucker construction and are perfect for playing either rhythm or lead parts. The Quick Change Ultra tailpiece makes string changes a fast, no-fuss experience. With this guitar, you won’t get slowed down by a broken string. The tuners are stable yet easy to turn. The pickups allow players to switch from jazz to blues to rock in no time flat and include a 3-position toggle selector and switch tone volume for precision control. The AS103 has a slim profile. Its depth at the tailpiece is a sleek 1.69 inches. The scale length is 24.75 inches, and it weighs 8.4 pounds. It's solid but easy to carry and hold. You'll find it is comfortable to play even for extended periods of time, so you’ll be ready to keep on going for long sets and encores. Hook this guitar up to your favorite accessories to change the sound or simply plug it into an amp and start tearing it up. It even has solid sound quality when played unplugged. Ready to jam straight from the case, you can grab your gear and hit the stage with this beauty. It’s also easy to customize, so you can really make the music your own.