I upgraded my friend's Ibanez Art Star, a Korean-made, full-bodied archtop that sells used for about $400. Remedy: A pair of SD ’59 model PAFs. Hum/sing switching. "Vintage-style" wiring. Now the thing sounds fab. . .
...or at least it would were it not for the fact that it's a lefty guitar, and I'm a righty. I foolishly recorded a demo without restringing. Hilarity ensured.
View the comedy here.