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For the earlier model of the same name, see AS180 (1997–1999).
2014 AS180 BK
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The AS180 is an Artstar series hollow body electric guitar model re-introduced by Ibanez in 2014. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the upscale Prestige line.

The AS180 features a semi-hollow, double cutaway body design with a maple top with ƒ holes and ivory multi-binding on maple back and sides mated to a set-in mahogany neck with a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with ivory binding and abalone 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 Gotoh bridge, a Gotoh tailpiece, a bone nut, a black pickguard, Sure Grip III knobs, and Gotoh tuning machines with ivory buttons.

The ASF180 is a similar full-hollow body model with a trapeze-style tailpiece. The AS200 is a related model with a flamed maple body. The AF180 is a related full-hollow guitar.

This AS180 was produced for only one year and was offered only in Japan.

Specifications

Specifications for AS180 (2014)
Year(s) produced: 2014
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 464mm / 18¼"
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 67mm / 2⅝"
Top:

  Material: Maple (laminated)
  Binding: Ivory multi-ply

Back/sides:

  Material: Maple

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Gotoh 510BN (10.4mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
Gotoh GE101A
Pickguard:
Black
Knob style:
Sure Grip III
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
Artstar AS Prestige
Neck material:
1-piece mahogany
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone block
Frets:
22 / medium (Prestige edge treatment)
Nut:
Bone (43mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 w/ ivory plastic buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H) passive/alnico
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H) passive/alnico
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle / Tri-sound switch for neck pickup
Output jack:
¼" stereo box (front mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.013/.016/.022/.032/.042/.052
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
HH-3-way single-tri-sound
Pickup switching
Controls JSM10
Control layout

Sources

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