||1993 Ibanez AS-200|
Influenced and loved by John Scofield
Put up here is the legendary hollow body Ibanez AS-200. Since its debut in 1980, AS-200 has been John Scofiled's main guitar for 20 years. Sturdy build with the highest standards and the best of materials, coupled with the well balanced high/low tones attracted him so much that years later Ibanez came up with the advanced version, JSM-100 and JSM-200 based on the same prototype of AS-200 except a Prestige neck, a side output jack and super 58 pickups.
This guitar plays and sounds warm/rich and full/lush. Tonality can be played across multiple level by the unique feature of Tri-sound switch (serial / parallel / reverse coil), in combination to the 3 way bridge/neck pickup selector. If you want to play as close as Scofield sound, you may consider his favorite way of stringing, D'Addario strings custom set: .013, .016, .022, .032, .042, .052.
Serial# F315051 indicates it was manufactured by Fuji-gen (gen[ghen] meaning strings), a prominent OEM / self-brand manufacturer.
This guitar stayed overall in fairly good condition over 2 decades with a very thin crack on the right side heel. In fact this can or can't be considered as crack, as it looks to me more like a natural aging of binding gap between the neck and body. Detailed photo shown in the bottom of the pictures. You may notice the case hinge fixed in a bit of flimsy way, but as far as the guitar is concerned, this is apparently a tempting vintage.