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Ibanez AS93 Artcore Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar

Loaded with Super '58 Custom humbuckers, this easy-on-the-eyes semi-hollowbody axe can deliver the tone you need for any style -- and the price is nice, too! (9) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Maple top/back/sides Warm, smooth tone with crisp highs
Art1 bridge Resonant tone and exceptional intonation
Quick Change III tailpiece Easy to operate tailpiece with great intonation

Sweet Semi-Hollow Sound and Killer Looks for a Nice Price!

Get your hands on Ibanez's AS93 Artcore semi-hollow electric guitar, and you'll see how alluring and warm tones don't always have to break your budget. This beauty boasts a resounding maple semi-hollow body in a sonically inviting Artstar body shape, a buttery three-piece mahogany/maple AS Expressionist neck, a pair of Super '58 Custom humbuckers, a secure ART-1 bridge, a smooth rosewood fingerboard with 22 frets, dual tone and volume controls, three-setting pickup selector switch, and tri-sound neck pickup switch. Shoulder this beauty and see how much warmth Ibanez adds to the world of semi-hollowbody axes.

Artstar Semi-hollow Maple Body

Your AS93 Artcore semi-hollow axe is cut into a beautiful Ibanez Artstar shape, crafted from resonant maple. As a tonewood, maple provides a tightness and focused clarity, pushing your highs in a pleasant fashion that isn't overbearing or harsh. Your tone controls go a long way to help you hone in on just how much you want to take advantage of this pleasingly bright-sounding wood.

Three-piece Mahogany/Maple AS Expressionist Neck

Ibanez is well-known for building necks with unparalleled playability, and your AS93 Artcore's three-piece mahogany/maple AS Expressionist neck lives up to its name. Mahogany and maple work well together in keeping your tones full of body, with just enough high end to always cut through. This baby's rosewood fingerboard make traversing its 22 frets an addicting pleasure. You'll really get a kick out of how well this neck plays for any style or genre.

A Pair of Super '58 Custom Humbuckers

There's no point in having a warm, resonant body if your axe's electronics can't pull their weight. That's why your AS93 is fitted with a pair of Super '58 Custom humbuckers. These babies capture the full and rich color of every note, and project a pristine vintage late-'50s sound without any unwanted low-end hum or mud. Warm mids and lows and gently rolled-off highs make their way through in clear articulation. Your controls also feature a tri-sound neck pickup switch to give you even more tones to play around with.

ART-1 Bridge and Slick Gold Hardware

Holding your game down in reliable security is Ibanez's ART-1 bridge. Dressed in gold, this bridge assures that every note sustains and lingers for longer periods between tunings. Its gold color, along with your AS93 Artcore's gold tuners and pickups, add an attractive flair -- making this wonderful semi-hollow guitar look just as appealing as it sounds.

Features:

- Artstar body shape
- Resounding semi-hollow maple body
- Three-piece mahogany/maple AS Expressionist set-in neck
- Rosewood fingerboard with 22 frets
- 24.75" scale length
- Super '58 Custom neck and bridge humbuckers
- Two volume and two tone controls
- Tri-sound neck pickup switch
- Secure ART 1 bridge
- Flashy gold hardware
- Three-setting pickup selector switch

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Neck Material: 3pc Mahogany/ Maple
Neck Type: AS Expressionist set-in
Body: Flamed Maple top/back/sides
Frets: Medium frets
Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood
Inlay: Artcore DX inlay
Bridge: ART1 bridge
NeckPU: Super 58 Custom
BridgePU: Super 58 Custom
HW Color: Gold
Scale Length: 628mm/24.75"
Nut Width: 43mm
Width Last Fret: 57mm
Thickness 1st Fret: 20mm
Thickness 12th Fret: 26.5mm
Radius: 305mm
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

Ibanez AS93 Artcore Semi-Hollow Guitar

Semi acoustic guitars are built to enhance its utility in electric performance. The Ibanez AS93 Artcore electric guitar has this quality. The pickups are mounted into a sustain block for increased sustain as well as to eliminate feedback. That opens up the door for a variety of genres to be played by box guitars. And no matter what you play, the AS93 Artcore will make you sound your best with every note.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Smooth Bues"
Overall: Really really nice 335 style guitar. At first the pickups seemed a bit trebley for my liking as it is a very bright guitar, but was easily remedied by a quick EQ adjustment. Once I was able to set up my amp properly, this thing sounds great. I was incredibly surprised by how well set-up it was when it arrived. Kudos to Ibanez, other than a string change, quick fret cleaning, fretboard oil and small adjustment to the intonation, I was in business (All of these things likely need done on any new guitar that has sat in a warehouse for awhile. More often in my experience MUCH MUCH More is needed, but not on here). Is it a Gibson 335? Well no, but it is damn close in sound, and at 1/6 of the price tag who cares. Frets were nice and level, well crowned and no sharp edges. Finish is Immaculate absolutely no flaws and is MUCH better looking in person (Very Sexy Guitar). All and all if you are looking for a Really nice semi-hollow, you absolutely cannot go wrong, especially in this price range. This guitar is not nice for the price, it is just a flat out NICE guitar. Grab one, use the Pay As You Play (Thanks Zzounds!) and never look back.
Style of Music: Blues, Rock, R&B
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"Amazing guitar, unbelievable price"
Overall: Semi-hollow and hollow body guitars were never my thing. I just didn't like the way they looked, they were too big and always seemed to be found in a jazz player's hands. Definitely not for me...or so I thought. The Ibanez looked just right, not too big or too small and the reviews I heard online convinced me the Artcore was worth a try. Unplugged, there is a big and semi-acoustic sound coming from the f holes which you would expect. It's hard to describe but adds a new color to the tonal palette. Plugged in to a tube amp there is a nice growl from the bridge pickup, but does clean up nicely on the neck when you roll back the volume. Blend the two pickups together...you know the drill. The Tone controls do what they're supposed to do and have a nice range available to the knobs. The neck is just right in my hands. A nice 12" radius that took no time to get used to from this Gibson Les Paul player. You know when you pick up a guitar, put the strap over your shoulder, strum and quickly realize you have a well made instrument? Same thing here. In short, this is a very well made guitar that would cost at least two to three times this price with another name on the headstock. For the price you are getting a heck of a bargain. Worth every penny. And the blue looks simply stunning. If you've ever wanted to try a semi-hollow guitar, now is your chance. I bet this will quickly become your favorite and definitely one you will keep for a life time.
Style of Music: Rock and Blues and my own Drop D creations.
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