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For the other models with the same name, see AS50 (disambiguation).
1990 AS50 WR
AS50 Wine Red (more images) Red copyright sprite

The AS50 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1990. It was made in South Korea by Yoojin as part of the Artstar series. It is also refered to as the YAS-50.

The AS50 features a full-sized, semi-hollow, double cutaway body design with an arched, maple top with ƒ holes and ivory multi-binding on maple back and sides with a maple center block mated to a set-in mahogany neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with ivory binding and pearloid dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez standard humbucking pickups with chrome covers and individual volume and tone controls, black plastic pickup rings, a Tune-o-matic style bridge, a stop tailpiece, a plastic nut, a black pickguard, speed knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines.

The AM50 is a similar model with a smaller body.

This AS50 was discontinued after 1991.

Specifications

Specifications for AS50 (1990–1991)
Year(s) produced: 1990–1991
Sold in: Europe
Made in: South Korea
Finish(es): Antique Violin (AV) / Wine Red (WR)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 419mm / 16½"
  Width: 352mm / 13⅞"
  Depth: 44mm / 1¾"
Top:

  Material: Maple (laminated)
  Binding: Ivory

Back/sides:

  Material: Maple (laminated)

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Standard Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece:
Stop tailpiece
Pickguard:
Black
Knob style:
Speed (gold)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Artstar AM
Neck material:
1-piece mahogany
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid dot
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Standard humbucker (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Standard humbucker (H)
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle
Output jack:
¼" mono (face mounted)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
1991 AS50 AV
Antique Violin
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3 hollow
Control layout
1991 AS50 label
Label
1991 AS50 headstock
Headstock

Sources

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