For those who like the feel and tone of a hollow body, but need more volume and sustain than a hollow box allows, the AS153 is just your ticket. As part of the Artstar Series, the AS153 is a high quality instrument for the working pro playing jazz, blues, rock, country, or any hybrid genre you can imagine.
The Flamed Maple body is done in a rich Antique Yellow Sunburst finish. The 3-piece set-in neck has a bound Ebony fingerboard with Acrylic/ Abalone block inlay, Medium frets and the Artstar Fret Edge Treatment, for a fast, smooth feel. For extended tone options the AS153 comes with two Super 58 pickups and a Tri-Sound switch for the neck pickup that allows you to select Humbucker in series (traditional), parallel (brighter, single coil type tone w/ lower output and hum cancellation) or coil-tapping for a single coil sound. Sure Grip III knobs provide non-slip functionality and an ART-1 bridge provides improved sustain and tuning stability. Features gold hardware and includes a hardshell case.
- Hardshell case included
The Tri-sound switch gives a humbucker pickup three different sounds, expanding the versatility of your guitar.
Gibraltar Artist bridge
The Gibraltar Artist bridge, made of a light weight Aluminum bridge frame and Zinc saddles, provides natural tone, 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.
Quik Change III Tailpiece
The Quik Change III tailpiece enables faster and easier string changing.
The Bone nut provides richer tone throughout the entire register.
Super 58 Pickups
Super 58 pickups feature moderate output and vintage tone.
- neck type AS Artstar3pc Nyatoh/Mapleset-in neck
- top/back/side Flamed Maple top Flamed Maple backFlamed Maple sides
- fretboard Bound Ebony fretboardAcrylic & Abalone block inlay
- fret Medium fretsArtstar fret edge treatment
- number of frets 22
- bridge Gibraltar Artist 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
- Tri-sound switch (for neck pickup)
- factory tuning 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
- string gauge .010/.013/.017/.030/.042/.052
- nut Bone nut
- hardware color Gold
- Scale : 628mm/24.7"
- a : Width 43mm at NUT
- b : Width 57mm at 22F
- c : Thickness 21mm at 1F
- d : Thickness 24mm at 9F
- Radius : 305mmR
- Hardshell case included
- a : Length 19 1/4"
- b : Width 15 3/4"
- c : Max Depth 2 5/8"
Here at Easy Music Center, we care for our instruments from the moment they arrive to when they ship to your door. All instruments are stored in a climate controlled environment and put through a 12 point inspection checklist before being shipped.
First, we check the finish of the instrument, carefully inspecting any blemishes on the surface. Next, we check the playability and setup by inspecting and adjusting the truss rod (if available), bridge, nut, and frets. If the instrument has electronics, we test all of the electronic components to make sure they are functioning properly.
After a thorough inspection, we then move on to maintenance. We start by lubricating any moving parts on the instrument, such as tuning machines. We then move on to cleaning and oiling the fretboard along with the frets.
Once maintenance is done, we stretch and tune the strings and play test the instrument. After this, we do a final inspection and clean/detail the instrument before packing it up for shipment.
We’re excited to be a part of your instrument buying experience.