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Ibanez unveiled two new Artcore semi-acoustic basses at the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. "The new Artcore basses have quite a few features that make them stand out among other semi-acoustic electric bass guitars in this price range," said Pete Chiavarou of the Ibanez Bass Division in Bensalem, PA. "You have a set-in neck instead of bolt on, which results in more sustain and easier upper fret access. You have a 34" scale instead of a shorter scale, so you have better articulations. The pickup is much powerful, and the bridge and tailpiece combination offer more playing comfort and sustain. When you add it all up the ASB140 and AGB140 simply have an unbeatable combination of features."
The AGB140 semi-acoustic bass is single-cutaway and is available in Transparent Brown finish. The ASB140 is double-cutaway and is available in Brown Sunburst finish. Both basses list for $529.99.
Model AGB140 Single-Cutaway
Model ASB140 Double-Cutaway