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Ibanez AS103 Artcore Custom Electric Guitar (with Case)

The Ibanez AS103 Artcore Custom has great semi-hollow looks and sound. With a flamed Maple top and a pair of Custom 58 pickups, the AS103 will turn heads. (67) Read 11 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Whenever you reach a dead end with standard guitars go reach for an Artcore. Artcore guitars feature unique Ibanez styling and performance not found in other guitars. The Artcore AS103 is a flaming hot guitar featuring a stunning flamed-maple top, back and sides.

Great Construction at a Great Price

Normally you can't or won't find guitars with this construction at this price. Flamed maple construction gives this guitar an eye-popping look and bubinga wood provides a very supple playable neck. All of these woods add to the great tone of the guitar but normally add to the price. Not so with Ibanez, they source the best woods at reasonable prices then pass the savings to you.

Ready to Wow On-Stage

The Ibanez AS103 offers semi-hollow body for feedback resistance and sustain by mounting the pickups directly on a sustain block. So you won't be afraid of picking up the radio station or the vocalists' monitor when performing. Also of note are wood control knobs and wood tailpieces that simply serve to enhance the exquisite appearance of the Artcore Custom line-up. With an included hardshell case you're ready to start gigging right away.

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Ibanez Non-New Product Warranty Information Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses have a 1-year warranty on NEW instruments only for the ORIGINAL purchaser with a Sales Receipt. All used products are not under warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-669-8262

Product Description

The Ibanez Artcore Custom AS103 is a semi-acoustic electric guitar that features an all-flame Maple body, 2 Ibanez Custom 58 humbucking pickups, and the new fine-tuner equipped Quik Change Ultra tailpiece, which offers easier string changes. Ibanez stunned the music industry when the first Artcores were unveiled and the appearance of the Artcore Customs in 2005 seems to have had the same effect. No one would have blinked an eye if Ibanez had placed a price tag of over 2 grand on these beautiful boxes. But the Artcore Customs are less than half that. Now with a semi-acoustic model for players who want more sustain and feedback resistance to play at higher volumes, Ibanez presents a fully comprehensive series. Artcore Custom received 2 nominations by music industry retailers for the 2006 Music and Sound Awards, Electric Guitar of the Year and Product of Year.

Features:

- Artcore Custom set-in neck
- 5-piece maple and Bubinga neck
- Flamed maple top, back and sides
- 22 large frets
- Bound Rosewood fingerboard
- ART1 bridge
- IBZ Custom 58 (H) neck pickup
- IBZ Custom 58 (H) bridge pickup
- Beautiful Artcore custom inlays
- Gold-colored hardware
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "The poor mans ES 335"
Sound: I love the sound of the custom 58 pups..very versitile from warm and mellow jazz to screaming rock and anything in between. Feature: I will only deduct 1 point in this area.I could have given a 10 if it had come with a set of Gotoh 510 tuners.Fit and finish are perfect and the frets are finished as good as any that I have ever seen. Quality: As I said before absolutely perfect fit and finish Value: I can honestly say that I would have paid twice the sale price and still would have considered it a bargain Manufacturer Support: Have had no need yet,so cannot comment. The Wow Factor: I guess all guitar players consider beautiful guitars sexy and this baby is extremely beautiful. Overall: If lost or stolen I would most certainly run not walk to buy another one
Style of Music: Blues, Rock, Country
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Sound: Out of the box this guitar impressed. First, after shipping it was in near perfect tune. Nice acoustic sound. I won't say that it's better than more expensive models, but it could give many a fair competition. Amped the sound is clear thru the 58s. Nice range of sounds. Fantastic thru a muff dist. Surprisingly holds up with full metal dist. Sweet and singing thru flanger. I put on 13s for a deeper sound and it did not disapoint. Feature: This is the real bonus for the buck. I expected, like other asian made models I've had/played to be unimpressed with the fit and finish. I returned an ESP LTD for just that reason in the past. I was thrilled to receive a guitar at this price that looked so good down to the smallest detail and felt so solid. Frets, inlays, binding all just as should be. No last minute fixes. Finish a heavy gloss over vineer, but I've seen this screwed up before. Nice and even. Controls solid and smooth. I fully expected the pickguard to be plastic with decal wood grain slapped on. Nope, wood to it's core. Tuners look cool with the mother of pearl design, but will have to see how they hold up. Ease of Use: Again sound wise a winner. Playing is smooth even with the 13s. Not a shredder, but it's not meant to be. The body shape is comfortable to sit with and it hangs well from a strap. Quality: This is a 10 when considering the price and what can be spent on much inferior products. I'd love a John Scofield model and have played a couple gibsons that I would rate higher, but when you realize that they cost 2-3 times as much, this can't be beat. Value: See above. Manufacturer Support: No idea. The Wow Factor: I wanted a decent sounding, decent looking semi-hollowbody for a fair price. I got a great sounding elegant looking guitar for 100-200 less than I had to spend. Overall: I have some break-in time to go thru and will truly road test fully, but I foresee this guitar staying prety much stock. I will do the straplock thing. If at some point it seems needed I would go with locking tuners. I may upgrade the pick-ups, but right now that seems unlikely.
Style of Music: Met-alt-blu-rock
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