The Ibanez Artstar series includes semi-hollow and hollow body electric guitars. These types of guitars will never beat solid body guitars as the majority of guitarists prefer solid body guitars nowadays, and nevertheless semi-hollow and hollow body guitars still have their loyal audience and fans in some music styles and first of all it’s Jazz and Blues. When the Artstar series was released, Ibanez.com also announced on their website that this series is designed for Jazz and Blues.
According to forums and user reviews, the quality of a concrete Artstar guitar in this series depends on the country of origin (China, Korea or Japan). But in general the Ibanez Artstar series features very good quality at an affordable price.