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SIGNATURE & ARTCOREFull & Semi-Acoustic Electric Guitarswww.ibanez.com

1726 Winchester Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020 327 Broadway, Idaho Falls, ID 83402 $3.00 in U.S.A. 2008 Printed in USA (15m)

The big box hollowbody guitar has many merits. Its classic tone and looks evoke a different, more elegant era. Hollowbody instruments come with their own set of challenges as well: large, thick bodies dont fit all sizes of player and feedback, lack of versatility and price can be issues to overcome. The 2008 Ibanez Artcore Series is designed to venture beyond the box and into new territories of sound, shape and value. The Artcore Series, an overwhelming success when first unveiled in 2002, reaches back to the past, reclaims forgotten beauty and updates classic traditions. Artcores have their roots in the designs of old and yet have the sound, playability, modern construction and wide range spectrum of tones that todays players demand, at prices that will leave you speechless.

GB 3pc GB Prestige set-in neck Spruce top, Maple back/sides Medium frets IBZ Super 58 neck pu IBZ Super 58 bridge pu Ebony bridge Max width at lower bout: 16 1/2" Max body thickness: 4 1/4" Finish: BS

GB200BS

3pc GB Prestige set-in neck Spruce top, Maple back/sides Medium frets IBZ GB Special neck pu Ebony bridge Max width at lower bout: 14 3/4" Max body thickness: 3 1/4" Finish: TR

GB15TR

GB10BSs spruce top, maple back/sides and IBZ GB Special floating pickups.

BENSON SignatureModelsWhile Grammy winner George Benson might be known and loved by audiences for his smooth singing and platinum hits in pop and R&B, it is his guitar playing that has made him a jazz giant. Bensons taste, tone, phrasing and incomparable sense of swing has ensured his place in the history of jazz guitar. Ibanez is extremely proud of our long and fruitful relationship, now celebrating 30 years of collaboration. The quality of the GB models speaks for itself: They are some of the finest jazz guitars on the market today.

GEORGE

3pc GB Prestige set-in neck Spruce top, Maple back/sides Medium frets IBZ GB Special neck pu IBZ GB Special bridge pu Ebony bridge Max width at lower bout: 14 3/4" Max body thickness: 3 1/4" Finishes: BS, NT

GB10NT

Beyond The Box

3pc GB Prestige set-in neck Spruce top, Maple back/sides Medium frets IBZ GB Special neck pu IBZ GB Special bridge pu Ebony bridge Max width at lower bout: 14 3/4" Max body thickness: 3 1/4" Finishes: BS, NT

GB10BS

Our longest running artist signature model celebrates its Thirtieth Anniversary in the U.S.A. Floating pickups, thicker top and a smaller, full-acoustic body reject feedback. GB200 features a full-acoustic body and standard pickup installation for more traditional jazz gigs. GB15TR adds single-coil tone to the array of GB10 colors. Deluxe hardshell case included. GB15 also includes deluxe gig bag.

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PM 5pc Custom set-in neck Maple top/back/sides Medium frets IBZ Super 58 neck pu ART1 Bridge with KT30 Tailpiece Max Width At Lower Bout: 15 3/4" Max Body Thickness: 2 5/8" Finish: NT

PM35NT

PM Prestige set-in neck Maple top/back/sides Medium frets IBZ Silent 58 neck pu IBZ Silent 58 bridge pu GB103B bridge Max width at lower bout: 16 Max body thickness: 3 1/4" Finishes: BK, NTThe new Signature PM35NTs 5-piece PM Custom set-in neck and 17th fret body joint.

PM120NT

PM Prestige set-in neck Maple top/back/sides Medium frets IBZ Super 58 neck pu GB103B bridge Max width at lower bout: 16 Max body thickness: 3 7/8" Finish: BK

PM100BK

METHENY SignatureModelsPat Metheny has been pushing the boundaries of jazz guitar for over 30 years, introducing new sounds and new textures with the Pat Metheny Group and his many side projects. An Ibanez Signature artist since 1996, Pats adventurous forays into jazz, pop, folk and Latin music have enthralled audiences all over the world. At the core of these journeys is, of course, Pats sumptuous guitar playing. For 2008, Ibanez is particularly pleased to introduce the new PM35, the next step in our successful partnership.

PAT

Beyond The Box The size of the traditional full-acoustic jazz guitar but slimmer for better comfort, projection, and feedback rejection. New Signature model PM35NT features a Natural finish, 5-piece maple/bubinga set-in neck and a single IBZ Super 58 neck pickup. The PM120 features Silent 58 pickups and an even slimmer body than the PM100 (3 1/4 vs. 3 7/8) for enhanced midrange punch. Silent 58 pickups feature the classic, warm tone of Super 58s with an anti-feedback treatment. Deluxe hardshell case included.

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JSMJSM100VTs special brass nut and Artist-style castle headstock.

SCOFIELD SignatureModelFrom his beginnings as a collaborator and sideman with Mingus, Miles and Gary Burton, through his solo work and more recent funk-oriented output with Medeski, Martin and Wood, guitarist John Scofield has blazed a fearless trail, moving effortlessly in and out of bop, fusion, rock, funk, blues and soul. Since becoming an Ibanez Signature artist in 2001, Scofields trusted JSM100 has been at the ready, waiting for the next musical turn in the road.

JOHN

JSM Prestige set-in neck Flamed Maple top/back/sides Medium frets IBZ Super 58 neck pu IBZ Super 58 bridge pu G510BN bridge Max width at lower bout: 15 3/4" Max body thickness: 2 3/8 Finish: VT

JSM100VT

Beyond The Box Substantial soundblock and a rigid top and body reject feedback. Scos preference of Artist-style castle headstock to complement the AS body shape. Super 58 pickups produce a classic, warm and versatile tone perfect for all genres. Side-mount output jack offers easier performance and less chance of damage than traditional semi-acoustic top mount jack. Deluxe hardshell case included.

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CUSTOM 5pc Artcore custom set-in neck Maple top/back/sides Large frets IBZ Super 58 neck pu IBZ Super 58 bridge pu ART1 Bridge Max Width At Lower Bout: 15 3/4" Max Body Thickness: 3 5/8" Finish: NT

ARTCORE

AF100NT

AF125AMBs gorgeous quilted maple top and IBZ Super 58 pickups.

5pc Artcore custom set-in neck Maple top/back/sides Large frets IBZ Super 58 neck pu IBZ Super 58 bridge pu ART1 Bridge Max Width At Lower Bout: 15 3/4" Max Body Thickness: 3 5/8" Finish: NT

AK100NT

When the smoke had cleared in 2002, players, music store owners and the music industry press were stunned by the debut of the affordable Artcores. And in 2005, when Ibanez lifted the curtain on the exquisite Artcore Customs, shock turned to disbelief. How could such beautiful instruments be produced at such approachable prices? 2008 marks the debut of four new Artcore Custom models, all of which feature the precision craftsmanship and attention to detail that players have now come to expect. These instruments are future classics at todays bargain prices.

5pc Artcore Custom set-in neck Maple top/back/sides Large frets IBZ Super 58 neck pu IBZ Super 58 bridge pu ART1 Bridge Max Width At Lower Bout: 15 3/4" Max Body Thickness: 3 5/8" Finish: NT

AG100NT

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5pc Artcore custom set-in neck Quilted Maple top/back/sides Medium frets IBZ Super 58 neck pu IBZ Super 58 bridge pu ART1 Bridge Max Width At Lower Bout: 15 3/4" Max Body Thickness: 3 5/8" Finish: AMB

AF125AMB

5pc Artcore custom set-in neck Flamed Maple top/back/sides Medium frets IBZ Custom 58 neck pu IBZ Custom 58 bridge pu ART1 bridge Max width at lower bout: 15 3/4 Max body thickness: 3 5/8 Finish: NT

AF105NT

Beyond The Box New AF125AMB has quilted maple top/back/sides and gorgeous Amber Burst finish. New AF100NT, AG100NT and AK100NT models feature Natural finishes, Super 58 pickups and set-in necks. Deluxe hardshell case included.

5pc Artcore custom set-in neck Flamed Maple top/back/sides Medium frets IBZ Custom 58 neck pu IBZ Custom 58 bridge pu ART1 bridge Max width at lower bout: 15 7/8 Max body thickness: 2 5/8 Finish: NT

AS103NT

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3pc Artcore DX set-in neck Flamed Maple top/back/sides Large frets ACH1 neck pu ACH2 bridge pu ART1 bridge Max width at lower bout: 15 3/4 Max body thickness: 3 5/8 Finish: TK

AF95TK

Artcore set-in neck Maple top/back/sides Large frets ACH1 neck up ACH2 bridge up ART2 with VBF70 Vintage Vibrato Max Width At Lower Bout: 15 3/4" Max Body Thickness: 3 5/8" Finish: IV

AF75TDGIV

Artcore set-in neck Maple top/back/sides Large frets ACH1 neck pu ACH2 bridge pu ART1 bridge Max width at lower bout: 15 3/4 Max body thickness: 3 5/8 Finishes: TGR, TOR

AF75DTOR

The AF95TK features a flamed maple body, gold hardware and wood tailpiece.

Artcore set-in neck Maple top/back/sides Large frets ACH1 neck pu ACH2 bridge pu ART1 bridge Max width at lower bout: 15 3/4 Max body thickness: 3 5/8 Finishes: BS, TRS

AF75TRS

AF

The vintage-style vibrato and tailpiece of the new AF75TDGIV.

Sometimes, the old ways are best, as long as there are enough modern refinements to keep in step with what todays musician needs. The AF is one of our most traditional full-acoustic lines with a large, true full-hollow body and Ibanez ACH pickups for smooth, classic tones. 2008 AF models include the gorgeous AF95TK which features gold hardware and a wood tailpiece with an abalone inlay. The new Ivory finish AF75TDGIV, with its vibrato tailpiece, looks like it could be parked outside some forgotten diner, waiting for the drag race to begin.

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Artcore set-in neck Maple top/back/sides Large frets ACH1 neck pu ACH2 bridge pu ART1 bridge M