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For the earlier model of the same name, see AS200 (1979–2003).
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The AS200 is an Artstar series hollow body electric guitar model re-introduced by Ibanez in 2014. It is made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the upscale Prestige line.

The AS200 features a semi-hollow, double cutaway body design with a spruce top with ƒ holes and ivory multi-binding on flamed maple back and sides mated to a set-in mahogany and maple neck with a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with ivory binding and pearl/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 Gotoh bridge, a Gotoh tailpiece, a bone nut, a tortoise pickguard, Sure Grip III knobs, and Gotoh tuning machines.

For 2015 the pearl and abalone inlays were replaced with acrylic and abalone. For 2018 the back and sides were switched from flamed maple to figured anigre, but this was reverted back for flamed maple the following year. Also for 2018 the neck species was clarified as African mahogany and maple.

The AS200L is a left-handed version. The ASF180 is a similar model with a trapeze-style tailpiece. The AM200 is a related model with a smaller body. The AF200 is a related full-hollow guitar.

Specifications

Specifications for AS200
Year(s) produced: 2014–2019
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Vintage Yellow Sunburst (VYS)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 464mm / 18¼"
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 67mm / 2⅝"
Top:

  Material: Spruce
  Binding: Ivory multi-ply

Back/sides:

  Material: 2014–2017: Flamed maple
                2018: Figured Anigre
                2019: Flamed maple

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Gotoh 510BN
Tailpiece:
Gotoh GE101A
Pickguard:
Tortoise
Knob style:
Sure Grip III
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
Artstar AS
Neck material:
2014–2017: 3-piece mahogany/ maple
2018–2019: 3-piece African mahogany/ maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
2014: Pearl and abalone split block
2015–2019: Acrylic and abalone split block
Frets:
22 / medium (Prestige edge treatment)
Nut:
Bone (43.5mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
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:
Stereo (front mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046

Images

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

Sources

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