An an unsual outing with the Modfather playing an early 80's Ibanez Artist AS-50 with black pickups in 1984 on the British musical TV show 'The Tube' hosted by Jools Holland. The Style Council - Live on Channel 4's The Tube, 19th October 1984. Recorded at the studios of Tyne-Tees Television in Newcastle Upon Tyne.more
Ben has played an early 80's Ibanez AS-50 for about 30 years as his main guitar. It's pretty much the only guitar you see him playing. A quote from a Guitar Player article: I bought it in 1983 because I liked the way it looked, and because I imagined it would produce a certain sound. When I actually got it, however, it didn’t sound anything like what I’d imagined. But I kept at it and eventually it started sounding the way I wanted. So I don’t know if there’s something going on where you kind of breathe your sound through a guitar and it starts to do what you want it to, but it is really easy to play and it has a nice jazz tone as well as being able to rock out. I can also bend the neck to change pitch, which is something I do fairly often.more
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