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 flamed maple top with ƒ holes and ivory multi-binding on flamed maple back and sides mated to a set-in mahogany 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 with ivory buttons.

For 2015 the pearl and abalone inlays were replaced with acrylic and abalone. For 2018 the body material was changed 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. For 2020 the body material was again changed to figured anigre.

The AS200L is a left-handed version. The AS180 is a similar model with a maple body. 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: 2014–2020
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: Flamed
  Finish: 2014–2017: Flamed maple
                2018: Figured Anigre
                2019: Flamed maple
                2020: Figured Anigre
  Binding: Ivory multi-ply

Back/sides:

  Material: 2014–2017: Flamed maple
                2018: Figured Anigre
                2019: Flamed maple
                2020: Figured Anigre

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Gotoh 510BN (10.4mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
Gotoh GE101A
Pickguard:
Tortoise
Knob style:
Sure Grip III
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
Artstar AS
Neck material:
2014–2017: 1-piece mahogany
2018–2020: 1-piece African mahogany
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
2014: Pearl/ abalone split block
2015–2019: Acrylic/ abalone split 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:
Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector / 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
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Pickup switching
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Control layout

Sources

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