Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

NGD: Ibanez Artist

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • NGD: Ibanez Artist

    Hi All! Picked this up recently for a great price ($260), and gave it a fret level, crown and polish, conditioned the fretboard with Roche-Thomas Fingerboard Oil, installed Wilkinson tuners and a bone nut. It's all mahogany, the neck is more comfortable to me than the higher end Artist I sold previously, and I think the stock Artec pickups are great: 16k ceramic in the bridge, 8.4k ceramic in neck. Really like the Tri-Sound switching - gives you options of pickups in series, parallel or single coil.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	Artist1.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	56.2 KB
ID:	5852470

    Click image for larger version

Name:	Artist3.1.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	80.5 KB
ID:	5852471

    Click image for larger version

Name:	Artist Inlays.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	42.2 KB
ID:	5852472
    Heem6
    www.HeavyMetalStrat.Proboards.com

    3 Fender HM Strats * Mahogany Vandenberg w/Super Wizard neck * Kramer Baretta Infinity Sustainer * EVH B&W Replica * Mighty Mite Hard Ash Strat * 2 Hot Rodded Kramer Strikers * Custom-built Jackson San Dimas Clone * Damage Control Demonizer Tube Preamp * Lexicon MX200 Multi-Effects * Rockman Distortion Generator * Marshall DSL1-HR * VHT 1x12 Cab * Echoplex EP-1 * Ibanez Analog Delay * JOYO EQ Pedal

  • #2
    Re: NGD: Ibanez Artist

    seems like a lot of guitar for the money!

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: NGD: Ibanez Artist

      Ibanez has been making ass-kicking stuff since the 70's. I love Artists, and have owned several. Good purchase!

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: NGD: Ibanez Artist

        that is a nice score!
        My Bands -
        https://kamikazechoir.hearnow.com/
        www.instagram.com/kamikazechoir
        www.reverbnation.com/theheartlessdevils

        Just some fun guitar stuff from time to time
        GUITAR KULTURE

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: NGD: Ibanez Artist

          Kewl!

          Bill
          When you've had budget guitars for a number of years, you may find that your old instrument is holding you back. A quality guitar can inspire you to write great songs, improve your understanding of the Gdim chord while in the Lydian Mode, cure the heartbreak of cystic acne--and help you find true love in the process.

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: NGD: Ibanez Artist

            Amazing price for such a versatile guitar.
            Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: NGD: Ibanez Artist

              That's a gorgeous guitar. Even at twice the price it sounds like a steal.

              Man! Great purchase!

              I'm not much of a ceramic fan and would personally do some mag swapping, but I certainly understand the love some players have for them.

              Is that model full hollow or semi?
              Originally Posted by IanBallard
              Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: NGD: Ibanez Artist

                Thanks, guys! This one is a solid body - neck and body are both mahogany.

                I really like the stock bridge pickup (it's one of my favorites), but I have an A3 I could put in the 8.4k ceramic neck - maybe make it sound more like an original Super 58?
                Heem6
                www.HeavyMetalStrat.Proboards.com

                3 Fender HM Strats * Mahogany Vandenberg w/Super Wizard neck * Kramer Baretta Infinity Sustainer * EVH B&W Replica * Mighty Mite Hard Ash Strat * 2 Hot Rodded Kramer Strikers * Custom-built Jackson San Dimas Clone * Damage Control Demonizer Tube Preamp * Lexicon MX200 Multi-Effects * Rockman Distortion Generator * Marshall DSL1-HR * VHT 1x12 Cab * Echoplex EP-1 * Ibanez Analog Delay * JOYO EQ Pedal

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: NGD: Ibanez Artist

                  A local store carries keeps an Artist in stock and am seriously tempted to get one. Right out of the box, these guitars play nicely and sound really good.
                  That is not dead which can eternal lie,
                  And with strange aeons even death may die.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: NGD: Ibanez Artist

                    Artists are awesome guitars... I bought mine used a couple of years ago and have REALLY enjoyed it. Congrats! [emoji41][emoji1303]




                    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
                    Originally posted by The Commodores?
                    "Chicken Brown Chicken Brown Cow"

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: NGD: Ibanez Artist

                      Beautiful Artist. Is that a 325?
                      Heem6
                      www.HeavyMetalStrat.Proboards.com

                      3 Fender HM Strats * Mahogany Vandenberg w/Super Wizard neck * Kramer Baretta Infinity Sustainer * EVH B&W Replica * Mighty Mite Hard Ash Strat * 2 Hot Rodded Kramer Strikers * Custom-built Jackson San Dimas Clone * Damage Control Demonizer Tube Preamp * Lexicon MX200 Multi-Effects * Rockman Distortion Generator * Marshall DSL1-HR * VHT 1x12 Cab * Echoplex EP-1 * Ibanez Analog Delay * JOYO EQ Pedal

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: NGD: Ibanez Artist

                        Beautiful Artist. Is that a 325?
                        Has to be - bubinga top.....

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: NGD: Ibanez Artist

                          Originally posted by heem6 View Post
                          Beautiful Artist. Is that a 325?
                          Thanks… And yes, it’s a 325. I really like that gloss black on yours, though, too. Artists really are fantastic guitars. Mine has the Super 58 pickups in it, which are an Alnico 3 magnet. I’m curious, which ceramic pickups did yours come with… The ACHs?


                          Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
                          Originally posted by The Commodores?
                          "Chicken Brown Chicken Brown Cow"

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: NGD: Ibanez Artist

                            Originally posted by ICTGoober View Post
                            Ibanez has been making ass-kicking stuff since the 70's. I love Artists, and have owned several. Good purchase!
                            What he said! Nice grab.
                            MuttznMongrelz

                            1983 Kramer Pacer Imperial
                            1983 Kramer Pacer Deluxe
                            1988 Kramer Nightswan
                            1989 Charvel Sambora
                            2016 Warmoth Hellacaster
                            Boogie Private Reserve Lone Star Combo
                            Rivera Hundred Duo Twelve


                            sigpic

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Re: NGD: Ibanez Artist

                              Yes, mine came with the ACH1 & 2. Ceramic mags.
                              Heem6
                              www.HeavyMetalStrat.Proboards.com

                              3 Fender HM Strats * Mahogany Vandenberg w/Super Wizard neck * Kramer Baretta Infinity Sustainer * EVH B&W Replica * Mighty Mite Hard Ash Strat * 2 Hot Rodded Kramer Strikers * Custom-built Jackson San Dimas Clone * Damage Control Demonizer Tube Preamp * Lexicon MX200 Multi-Effects * Rockman Distortion Generator * Marshall DSL1-HR * VHT 1x12 Cab * Echoplex EP-1 * Ibanez Analog Delay * JOYO EQ Pedal

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X