I own an Ibanez Artcore AG75(no-trem) I got it for $305 US, and its definetely better than the dot. The quality is incredible, I'd rate it up with an ES-135 any day, as would everybody I've shown and played it to.
Hollowbodies can do a lot of different styles, the resonant bass in my Artcore is the defining aspect, so for that neck pickup, jazz, blues, latin, all sorts of rhythm playing. The tone will very rarely disagree too greatly with a song, but if you need a crisp, lead sound, the bridge pickup is also just as useful. Very great guitar. I do wonder about the labor used to make it though...
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