The AS53L is a left-handed Artcore series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in mid-2012. It was produced in China.
The AS53L features a double-cutaway, semi-hollow body design with an arched laminated sapele top with ƒ holes and ivory binding on sapele back and sides mated to a set-in mahogany neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with ivory binding and pearl dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Artcore humbucking pickups, a Tune-o-matic style bridge with separate tailpiece, a plastic nut, speed knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines.
Mid-year 2014 the Artcore pickups were replaced with Infinity R pickups and the pearl dot fretboard inlays were switched to acrylic.