The Ibanez Prestige series combines cutting-edge manufacturing techniques with world-renowned Japanese craftsmanship and precision. Bolstering this lineup is the gorgeous AM2000H-BS Artstar — a beautifully-made, compact hollowbody instrument that will captivate jazz guitarists with its warm, airy tone and luxurious playability.
With an incredible feature-set comprising Ibanez's Super 58 pickups, a rock-solid 3-piece Mahogany/Roasted Maple neck and Gotoh 510 tuners — the Ibanez AM2000H-BS is a high-end guitar made for the most serious of musicians.
While Ibanez may be most renowned for its metal-orientated guitars, the AM2000H-BS is a truly traditional affair. Boasting a full hollowbody construction, this design harks back to vintage instruments from the '40s and '50s; promising a broad sound with plenty of acoustic-like resonance. The AM2000H-BS Artstar's reduced body size will appeal to contemporary players looking for more modern and practical proportions.
Anigre Top, Back & Sides
The Ibanez AM2000H-BS Artstar's body is crafted from Figured Anigre; used to form the top, back and sides. Not only does this material feature a beautiful wood grain, but it also produces a rich mid-range voice and controlled attack in the high-end.
3-Piece African Mahogany & Roasted Maple Neck
Many modern high-end guitars are fitted with rock-solid Roasted Maple necks, and the AM2000H-BS is no exception — sporting a unique Roasted Maple/African Mahogany layered 3-piece neck construction. Via Ibanez's 'S-TECH' special roasted treatment, this process removes all of the natural moisture retained by the neck wood which ultimately makes it far less vulnerable to warping when exposed to varying climates.
The comfortable AM Artstar neck shape makes lush chords and intricate chromatic lines simply a joy to play, especially with the ultra-smooth Prestige fret edge treatment, while the silky Ebony fingerboard comes fitted with medium frets that offer you great control under the fingers.
Proprietary Super 58 Pickups
Ibanez's AM2000H-BS Artstar comes equipped with a pair of medium-output Super 58 humbuckers — pickups that really lend themselves well to jazz, blues and even rock. Featuring Alnico magnets, the Super 58s have a pure and clear quality, with a rounded tone that's perfect for warm extended chords.
- AM Artstar 3pc African Mahogany/S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple set-in neck
- 22 frets
- Figured Anigre top/back/sides
- Bound Ebony fretboard w/Acrylic & Abalone block inlay
- Medium frets w/Prestige fret edge treatment
- Bone nut
- Max body thickness: 2 5/8"/Width at lower bout: 13 3/4"
- Super 58 (H) neck pickup
- Super 58 (H) bridge pickup
- Gotoh 510BN bridge
- AM-H Special tailpiece
- Gold hardware
- Hardshell case included