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For the more recent model of the same name, see ASF180.
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The ASF180 is an Artstar series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late 2012. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the upscale Prestige line.

The ASF180 is a sort of hybrid of the semi-hollow AS200 and the full-hollow AF200. It features a full-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 trapeze tailpiece, a bone nut, a tortoise shell pickguard with ivory multi-binding, gold Sure Grip III knobs, and Gotoh tuning machines.

For 2014 the nut width was widened from 43mm to 43.5mm.

This ASF180 was discontinued after 2016.

Specifications

Specifications for ASF180 (2012–2016)
Model name: ASF180 (2012–2016)
Year(s) produced: 2012–2016
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Antique Violin (AV)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 464mm / 18¼"
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 67mm / 2⅝"
Top:

  Material: Maple
  Binding: Ivory multi-ply

Back/sides:

  Material: Maple

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Gotoh 510BN (10.4mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
ASF Special
Pickguard:
Tortoise shell
Knob style:
Sure Grip III
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
Artstar ASF Prestige
Neck material:
1-piece mahogany
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone block
Frets:
22 / medium (Prestige edge treatment)
Nut:
2012–2013: Bone (43mm)
2014–2016: Bone (43.5mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 w/ pearloid buttons
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:
¼" stereo box (front mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.013/.016/.022/.032/.042/.052 (D'Addario roundwound)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

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

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