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.