The AM153QA is an Artstar series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2018. It was initially made in China, but production moved to Indonesia for 2019.
The AM153QA features a petite, semi-hollow, double cutaway body design with a quilted ash top with ƒ holes and ivory multi-binding on quilted ash back and sides mated to a set-in mahogany and maple neck with a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with ivory binding and acrylic and abalone split block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 58 humbucking pickups with gold covers and individual volume and tone controls and a Tri-sound switch for the neck, a Tune-o-matic style bridge and tailpiece, a bone nut, a pickguard finished to match the top, Sure Grip III knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines.
For 2019 the mahogany and maple neck was replaced with nyatoh and maple. For 2020 the bridge was replaced with the new Gibraltar Artist. For 2021 the fretboard material was changed to Macassar ebony and the headstock shape was changed to the "castle" style associated with the Artist series.
The AM153 is a similar model constructed with bubinga. The AS153 is a related model with a slightly larger body and a flamed maple top.