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  •  SOLD  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 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 hard 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 versatile. 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 John's sound, you may consider his favorite way of stringing, D'Addario strings custom set: .013, .016, .022, .032, .042, .052.

Serial# H803197 indicates it was manufactured by Terada Gakki(Gakki meaning musical instruments), a Nagoya-based prominent manufacturer with track records of successful business for 100 years.

This guitar stayed in excellent condition for over a quarter century. Minor wear on the bottom left front body and buckle wear on rear body (photo below) are not noticeable unless carefully looked at. Hardshell case comes along of course.