Since it's my first hollow body I was wondering if someone could give me some pointers.
Ive played the AS153 and like it but found it to be very bright sounding.
The Ibanez brand name dates back to 1929 when Hoshino Gakki began importing Salvador Ibáñez guitars from Spain.
After Telésforo Julve bought the company in 1933, Hoshino Gakki decided to make Spanish acoustic guitars in 1935, at first using the "Ibanez Salvador" brand name, and then later using the "Ibanez" brand name.
Is there much of a difference in tone and quality of construction given the price difference. I am happy with it, although the string spacing is rather narrow.
Would you recommend the AM153 over the AM93 given the price difference? I can't speak for the am153, as I haven't seen it around yet. It really compares more to the As153 in terms of bling and materials.
Because allot of it can be confusing I'll spell out as many model/serial types as I can remember tonight in a fully inconcise and dribble filled rant.This resulted in the so-called Ibanez lawsuit period.During this lawsuit period Ibanez started producing guitars under the Mann name to avoid authorities in the US and Canada.An Ibanez serial number can tell you two things, year of manufacture and factory [or country] of manufacture.There is no master list to correlate to a model number, these are consecutive serialized numbers only.and Fuji Gen Gakki guitar factories to manufacture Ibanez guitars, and after the Teisco guitar factory (Teisco String Instrument, Company) once closed down in 1969/1970, Hoshino Gakki used the Fuji Gen Gakki guitar factory to make most Ibanez guitars.