The AS is a semi-acoustic guitar built to tackle just about any genre of music you throw at it. The pickups are mounted into a sustain block for increased sustain and feedback elimination. Ibanez introduced Artcore in 2002 and has been the hollow-body guitar of choice for musicians for the last 10 years. The Artcore's combination of quality workmanship and affordability has created legions of fans from diverse genres as blues, country, rock and jazz. Musicians can find the purity of an old school style jazz-box to a hybrid semi-hollow rocker. Artcore is highly respected for its tone, sustain and the way they hold their tuning and how the series continues to push the boundaries of guitar building. Built with an AS Artcore Nyatoh set-in neck and Sapele top/Sapele back & sideswith Bound Laurel fretboard with White dot inlay and equiped with Infinity R (H) and Infinity R (H) Pickups, and 1 Volume, 1 Tone, 3-way toggle switch.