||1998 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.
AS-200 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# F9809455 indicates it was manufactured by Fuji-gen (gen[ghen] meaning strings), a prominent OEM / self-brand manufacturer.
Staying mint for 16 years, this guitar has zero crack, dent or chip. The last picture from the gallery down below shows a few small dots formed from lacquer wear, other than that this guitar has museum quality. The original hardshell case is shipped together. So the bottom line, you deserve to own this magnificent beauty as your year-end gift!