I have an older Chinese Ibanez, an AS73 from 2006, and though I don't put it up there with some Korean made 335 style hollowbodies, it's still pretty good.
I give it a 10 out of 10 if cost is involved. If compared to something like a (then) $1,000 dollar Epiphone 63 Dot or Gibson ES-335 for $2,500 and not taking cost into consideration, then I give it only an 8. The extra attention to pickups and wiring in the 63 Dot making it sound as good as any American 335 would give that one a 9 out of 10, and the Gibson would be a 10 out of 10 due to excellent fretwork on most examples with perhaps only the Heritage H535 being the only thing better in that category. The Heritage would be the closest factory made guitar to a $10,000 dollar luthier made hollowbody.
The Ibanez AS series does get better from lower end 53s and 73s as it progresses to the current Artstars. If you want the best of the best, or at least equal to the Gibson or Heritage, then get the John Scofield model. While the pickups are the same, there's nothing like the attention to the neck that a premium quality signature guitar like the Scofield has.
Here's my take on current AS line:
a solid 8 out of 10 when looking at all semi-hollowbody models on market
the nice addition of beautiful finish
workmanship still quite nice, but the same as others, and strong point are the professional level 58 pickups
so far the best Chinese work and approaching the MIJ quality Ibanez started making a name for themselves in the 70s and besides the pickups, the fretwork is amazing for price and the top and inlays are also great for price point
there could be a strong argument for AS153 possibly being the best hollowbody under $1,000 dollars rivaling Hagstrom Vikings or Eastwoods and at this point, it's mostly preference and not lack of quality on any of these models
if a working professional or semi-professional musician can't make an AS-153 work, then (that person) should consider doing something else for money like McDonald's though said person at fast food chain will make more than most professional musicians not already signed to major label