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  • 1986 Ibanez AS200 Artist
    Influenced and loved by John Scofield
Put up here is the legendary hollow body Ibanez AS200. Since its debut in 1979, AS200 has been John Scofield'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 fully digitized reproduction of JSM series evolving from the same prototype of AS200 except a Prestige neck and a side output jack.

AS200 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 3way 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.

Speaking of this guitar, it stays pristine for more than two decades and only allowed natural aging such as metal part oxidation and decolorizing of the ivory binding. No visible crack, dent or ding. Also note, serial number H600048 indicates it was manufactured by Terada Gakki(meaning Music in Japanese), a prominent OEM manufacturer of Ibanez and Greco over their peak era.

Lastly, what’s special about AS200 Artist? The impressive black nut, brass tuner, and flat bottom trussrod cover, all of which makes 1986-1987 AS200 Artist series much distinguishable, much remarkable, not to mention much collectable.