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Ibanez AS103-VB-12-03 Artcore Electric Guitar Owned by Paul Gilbert #33056

Availability: In stock




BRAND: Ibanez

MODEL: AS103-VB-12-03 Artcore

FUNCTION: Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This listing is for a 2010 Ibanez AS103-VB-12-03 Artcore semi-hollowbody electric guitar in sunburst finish.

This electric guitar from the personal collection of guitarist Paul Gilbert. Paul played this guitar exclusively for the second tour of the Beatles tribute band "Yellow Matter Custard," featuring Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, and Kasim Sulton. The guitar has been modified to resemble John Lennon's mid-60s guitar. It is loaded with DiMarzio Air Classics pickups. A certificate of authenticity can be included upon request. 


  • Manufactured by Samick in China, December 2010, prod. #653
  • Serial #: S10120653
  • Finish/Color: Sunburst
  • Weight: 8lbs
  • Nut Width: 1 5/8"
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • General Neck Shape: C (0.88")
  • Pickup Configuration: DiMarzio Air Classics pickups [x2]
  • Knob and Switch Configuration: 3-way pickup selector switch, Volume [x2], Tone [x2]
  • Other: "I" logo pickguard

ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: This item comes as seen in photos, and does not include any accessories.


  • Molded hardshell case
  • Paul Gilbert memorabilia; signed Guitar Player magazine, Mr. Big - Defying Gravity Japan Tour 2017 audio cassette, PG 2009 backstage pass, PG guitar picks

PHYSICAL CONDITION: Excellent- Stunningly clean and very well assembled, this guitar is gorgeous to behold. The striking finish atop a wonderfully curved build is well complemented by immaculate hardware and tasteful use of classic design features. There's light cosmetic wear across the face of the guitar, and concentrated scratches near the bridge and tailpiece, while the pickup cover is mildly blemished from contact. These minor notes aside, this guitar is in fantastic condition!

The hard case is in great condition, lightly worn from use but sturdy as ever. A white tape label describing the instrument inside and a bar code with Paul Gilbert's name on it are the only other items present on this durable and road-ready case.

Excellent- This guitar plays phenomenally, with a smooth quality that's tough to beat. The string tension is just right and the frets glide beneath your fingers, while the electronics are quiet and reliable, giving you a range of tones from bright snap to warm ooze. All in all, this guitar is in exceptional working condition!


UNPACKAGED DIMENSIONS: 45.25" x 6.5" x 18.5"

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