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Ibanez AS73 Artcore Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar, Antique Amber

The Ibanez AS73 Artcore makes rich semi-hollowbody tone affordable. With a double cutaway and a pair of humbuckers, this tone machine looks and sounds great. (141) Read 17 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Ibanez AS73 Artcore Antique Amber

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Product Description

Fill your mix with the lush semi-hollowbody tones of the Ibanez AS73. This Artcore series guitar features a dual set of powerful humbuckers, a maple body and three-piece mahogany neck, offering all the smooth playability and versatile tonal options that have attracted players to semi-hollowbody electrics for decades. All available at an incredible low price, the AS73 makes it easier than ever to add a genuine semi-hollowbody tone-machine to your collection.

Classic Semi-hollowbody Tone

Building on a combination of two Ibanez ACH humbuckers, the AS73 gushes with the juicy tones of a golden age semi-hollowbody electric. Flick the three-way pickup selector and fiddle with the dual tone knobs to dial in a massive array of engrossing tones and textures. While semi-hollowbodies hold a close association with jazz and blues guitar, there's no limit to the styles this beauty can handle. Try some slick rockabilly leads or Beatles-esque rock progressions and see where this Artcore takes you. Or follow the path of countless punk rock heroes and churn chunky power chords through your favorite overdriven amp. The AS73 does it all with supreme style and spectacular sound at a price that won't leave you singing the blues.

Hear it in action with this video from Gearwire.com:


Reliable Ibanez Hardware

Perhaps most exciting about the AS73 (and the rest of the popular Artcore series) is the astounding build-quality Ibanez brings to every guitar. The combination of an ART-1 bridge with an Ibanez Quick Change III tailpiece affords excellent stability as do the sturdy, vintage-style tuning machines. With an AS73 in hand, it's easy to understand the advantages of a genuine set-in neck joint. Especially when paired with a semi-hollowbody, maple body, the entire guitar swells with the long-lasting sustain that jazz cats love.

Features:

- Classic Semi-hollowbody construction and style
- Dual ACH humbuckers for a versatile array of tones
- ART-1 bridge and Quick Change III tailpiece
- Set three-piece mahogany neck
- Dual volume and tone knobs with three-way pickup selector
- Semi-hollow maple body provides rich tone and excellent sustain

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- Neck Material: 3 Piece Mahogany
- Neck Construction: Artcore/Set-in
- Top/Back/Sides Material: Maple
- Bridge: ART-1
- Tailpiece: Quik Change III
- Neck Pickup: ACH1 (Humbucker)
- Bridge Pickup: ACH2 (Humbucker)

NECK DIMENSIONS
- Scale/Length 628mm/24.75"
- a: Width at Nut 43mm
- b: Width Last Fret 57mm
- c: Thickness 1st Fret 20mm
- d: Thickness 12th Fret 26.5mm
- Radius: 305mm
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Antique Amber
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 21 x 5 in
Tobacco Brown
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 21 x 5 in
Transparent Cherry
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 21 x 5 in
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

If you thought the only good full or semi-hollow guitars were expensive (and the inexpensive ones weren't any good), think again. Ibanez AS73 Artcore guitars represent thinking that's way outside the box. No matter what kind of music you play - punk, alt rock, nu rock, whatever - if you're serious about adding rich tones to the mix, it's time to stop just thinking about it. With Ibanez Artcore, you can now afford to go full or semi-hollow. You can't afford not to!

Features:

- Traditional and cutting edge specs.
- Huge assortment of styles, from big and small bodied full hollows to small bodies semi-acoustics.
- Tremolo models feature the original design Vintage Vibrato with a roller saddle bridge for all the great vibe of the classic trems with none of their traditional tuning glitches.
- Medium output Artcore pickups accurately reproduce the cool, complex tones of a hollow AND work well with effects.
- The great upper fret access and sustain of a set-in neck at the price of a bolt-on.
- Maple body
- Large frets
- Quickchange III tailpiece
- 2 ACH humbuckers
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (141 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "BEST AND MOST VERSATILE GUITAR I OWN!"
Sound: The sound is mellow and you can get an amazing variety of tones out of this thing. It seems for most of my other guitars (including Gibsons, Fender, Shecter, Epiphones, etc.) the tone and volume controls don't do much for you. I mean you can take the edge off the distortion when using pedals, and you can tone down the highs a bit, but they're not very linear or sensitive. On the AS-73, the volume and tone controls make a BIG difference to your tone! Just little tweaks on them give you a whole new sound. You can make it sound very mellow and smooth in the background for a rhythm and then crank them up for a few fills, then really open them up for piercing leads. It is hands down the most versatile guitar I own because I can get ANY sound out of it. Feature: I LOVE the Grover tuners and they hold the axe in tune completely over days and days. The bridge and tail piece are high quality. The gloss finish is very deep and even. The wood on mine is beautiful. The burst finish is even applied. Ease of Use: One reviewer commented on the AS-73 being neck heavy. Huh??? Mine is perfectly balanced. It's got a flatter radius and something between a Gibson 50's and a 60's neck. VERY comfortable for hours of playing and extremely easy to access the higher frets. Quality: Usually, when you buy a high end guitar, you really can see the truth in the statement, "You get what you paid for." Not with this guitar! I gasped when I got it, and after playing it for a few years, I can see what in the world a Gibson ES-335 has over this guitar. This does not look like a cheap imitation at all. In other words, I can't imagine what the ES-335 could do better than this that demands thousands more dollars out of your pocket! Value: You will feel guilty for not paying at least $1,000 or more on this guitar. I literally have had to check my receipt a few times to remind myself what a great deal this was. You can buy about six of these before you're even in the ball park for the Gibson, so I'd say this is an absolute STEAL!! Manufacturer Support: Have NOT dealt with the company over this guitar. Absolutely no need to. YEARS of dependable service. The Wow Factor: HUGE "Wow Factor" with the brown burst finish! Every time I look at it, I have to just stare at it for several minutes before I play it. It commands attention, and everyone that sees this guitar makes positive comments about it. Overall: This guitar literally made me gasp when I opened the case. It's THAT beautiful. I looked it over from top to bottom with a VERY critical eye and didn't find a single flaw. The neck is as straight as an arrow with not curves, twists or bends. The frets are beautifully finished. I just couldn't get over the looks of it though. I got brown sunburst and it is absolutely stunning to look at.
Style of Music: Contemporary Christian, classic rock, blues
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Ibanez AS73 Artcore Customer Review
Sound: Very responsive sound and natural sustain is incredible. Getting that Larry Carlton crunch and sustain compared to much more expensive ES335 guitars ($2000 and up) is a breeze! If you use compression and a little crunch, the sound is killer. Feature: Not a lot of bells and whistles here. 3 position pickup selector. Middle position requires naturally that you blend your neck and bridge pickups. A "magic knob" like B.B. King has on Gibson Lucille lets you set the blend and raise the volume on both with one knob. This would be a great option. Ease of Use: Plays true throughout the neck. I recommend using 10-52 verses lighter strings to get that rich bottom end. The quick lock tailpiece is great. You barely need to strectch the stings more than 3 times and the puppy is in tune. Be sure to take the time to replace the strings and intonate immediately. As with any fixed bridge with tun-o-matic type elements, the G string can get a bit hinky at times. Quality: Made in China under Ibanez quality control supervision. No flaws at all. I have the white on and it is a beauty. Value: Hmmmmmm, let me think about it for a second. I play a lot of gigs and damned if I am going to bring a $3000 ES335 to a situation where I may lose it. For less than $400 this guitar is incredible. Manufacturer Support: No need. The Wow Factor: Nice fit and finish, pretty and I get a lot of compliments on it. Overall: I expect to keep it as a mainstay for a long time.
Style of Music: Jazz, Blues, Rock
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