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The Ibanez Artstar models were introduced in 1992, although they had essentially just renamed the hollowbody former Artist models. Samick began building the more affordable models in 1994 and continued only until 1995. The AF was based on the Samick HF, and the AS was based on the Samick SA.

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AF-80

95 AF80
  • 1994-1995
  • $799.95 MSRP (1994)
  • $849.96 MSRP (1995)

Body:

  • Laminated Maple arched top, back and sides
  • 12" upper bout
  • 3/4" waist
  • 16 1/2" wide lower bout
  • 3" depth
  • Venetian cutaway

Neck:

  • Set-in Maple neck w/ scarf joint
  • Rosewood fingerboard w/ Abalone dot inlays
  • Ibanez headstock
  • Silk-screened Ibanez logo and motif
  • 22 medium frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1 11/16" nut width

Binding:

  • Triple-ply body (front), neck and headstock
  • Double-ply body (rear)
  • Single-ply f-holes

Electronics:

  • Two Super 50 humbuckers
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
  • 3-ply raised pickguard
  • Black "notched" Speed knobs
  • Rosewood floating bridge with Trapeze tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)

AF-120

95 AF120

Body:

  • Laminated Maple arched top, back and sides
  • 12" upper bout
  • 3/4" waist
  • 16 1/2" wide lower bout
  • 3" depth
  • Venetian cutaway

Neck:

  • Set-in Maple neck w/ scarf joint
  • Rosewood fingerboard w/ Pearloid/Abalone split block inlays
  • Ibanez headstock
  • Silk-screened Ibanez logo and motif
  • 22 medium frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1 11/16" nut width

Binding:

  • Triple-ply body (front), neck and headstock
  • Double-ply body (rear)
  • Single-ply f-holes

Electronics:

  • Two Super 50 humbuckers
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
  • 3-ply raised pickguard
  • Gold Bell knobs
  • Rosewood floating bridge with Trapeze tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Black (BK)
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)

AS-80

95 AS80
  • 1994-1995
  • $649.95 MSRP (1994)
  • $699.95 MSRP (1995)

Body:

  • Laminated Maple arched top, back and sides
  • Maple center block
  • 3/4" depth

Neck:

  • Set-in Maple neck w/ scarf joint
  • Rosewood fingerboard w/ Abalone dot inlays
  • Ibanez headstock
  • Silk-screened Ibanez logo and motif
  • 22 medium frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1 11/16" nut width

Binding:

  • Triple-ply body (front), neck and headstock
  • Double-ply body (rear)
  • Single-ply f-holes

Electronics:

  • Two Super 50 humbuckers
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
  • 3-ply raised pickguard
  • Black "notched" Speed knobs
  • "Full Tune" bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Wide Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece (alt.)

Finishes:

  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)
  • Natural (NT, 1995)

AS-120

95 AS120-0

Body:

  • Laminated Maple arched top, back and sides
  • Maple center block
  • 3/4" depth

Neck:

  • Set-in Maple neck w/ scarf joint
  • Rosewood fingerboard w/ Pearloid/Abalone split block inlays
  • Ibanez headstock
  • Silk-screened Ibanez logo and motif
  • 22 medium frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1 11/16" nut width

Binding:

  • Triple-ply body (front), neck and headstock
  • Double-ply body (rear)
  • Single-ply f-holes

Electronics:

  • Two Super 50 humbuckers
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • 16:1 ratio lubricated, die-cast tuning machines
    • Pearloid buttons
  • 3-ply raised pickguard
  • Gold Bell knobs
  • "Full Tune" bridge with stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • White (WH)
  • Translucent Red (TR)

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