1988 Ibanez AS-200
Influenced and loved by John Scofield
Put up here is the legendary semi hollow of Ibanez Artist series, AS-200. Since its debut in 1981, AS-200 has been John Scofiled's main guitar for 20 years. Sutrdy build with the highest standards and the best of materials, coupled with the well balanced high/low tones attracted him so hard that years later Ibanez came up with the advanced verison, 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 versatile. Tonality can be played across multiple level by the unique feature of coil split Tri-sound switch, in combination to the 3 way bridge/neck pickup selector. If you want to play as close as John's sound, you may consider his favorite way of stringing, D'Addario strings custom set: .013, .016, .022, .032, .042, .052.
Serial# H803187 indicates it was manufactured by Terada Gakki (meaning music in Japanese) Japan. This guitar stayed for 25 years at its finest condition. Very tiny crack on the bottom of the guitar (photo below) marks down but you wouldn't even notice it unless I pointed out. Accompanying hardshell case is really a wow quality. Jokingly I call it a Louis Vuitton guitar case. You will be really proud of carrying it along.