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Ibanez Artcore AS73 Electric Guitar Transparent Cherry 
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A classic shape served up with stunning finishes.

With a 22-fret set mahogany neck, bound rosewood fretboard, and pearl dot inlays, the Ibanez Artcore AS73 Electric Guitar dishes out satin-smooth tone and sweet sustain. The double-cutaway, all-maple body is strong, resonant, and — with its fantastic finish options — very easy on the eyes. Chrome-finished hardware on the Ibanez AS73 ncludes ACH humbuckers, ART1 bridge, and tuners.

Case sold separately

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features
  • HH PU configuration
  • Great finish options
  • Chrome hardware

You don't see many guitars this tasty in this price range. Order now and get yours.

 

Artcore AS73 Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Artcore set mahogany neck
  • Double-cutaway, all-maple body
  • 22 frets
  • Bound rosewood fretboard
  • ART1 bridge
  • ACH1 humbucker (neck)
  • ACH2 humbucker (bridge)
  • Pearl dot inlay
  • Chrome hardware
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IbanezArtcore AS73 Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 152 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (134)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good feel (10)
  • Good pick up (10)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Solid electronics (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (10)
    • Recording (10)
    • Jamming (8)
    • Small venues (7)
    • Rock concerts (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (10), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Just an update

    This is an update on this great guitar. Since 2008 when I purchased this guitar I have changed pickups to '57 Classic in the bridge and '57 Classic+ in the neck. This...Read complete review

    This is an update on this great guitar. Since 2008 when I purchased this guitar I have changed pickups to '57 Classic in the bridge and '57 Classic+ in the neck. This change really brought this guitar alive. No other electronics were changed but the pickups make a huge difference. Best money I've spent in a long time. If you have the money go for a pickup change and breath new life into a great guitar.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Miles from gibson quality

    I think its sad that you just cant find a good hollowbody guitar for under 2grand. I play this guitar for my high school jazz choir, and it is always joked at because it...Read complete review

    I think its sad that you just cant find a good hollowbody guitar for under 2grand. I play this guitar for my high school jazz choir, and it is always joked at because it wont hold tune worth a darn. I am planning on buying some grover tuners and a regular gibson stopbar to see if I can keep it in tune. Other than that, the guitar sounds great for jazz, swing, fusion, latin, blues, rock, etc.

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    5.0

    ABSOLUTELY GREAT FOR THE PRICE

    By Glenn in Chillicothe, MO

    from Chillicothe, MO.

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    Pros

    • Early Rock-a-billy
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics
    • Well made

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS73 Electric Guitar:

      PERFECT FINISH, FRET WORK, BINDINGS, ELECTRONICS. FOR THE MONEY, THIS IBANEZ WINS HAND DOWN. ACH PUs WILL DELIVER YOUR SOUNDS, EQ YOUR AMP AND ADJUST YOU PU HEIGHT, THE SOUNDS ARE THERE. THANKS IBANEZ FOR GIVING US PLAYERS A NICE LOOKING AND WELL MADE SEMI HOLLOW. YOU WON'T BE SORRY OWNING ONE.

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      5.0

      Love This Guitar!

      By KevinDean

      from Ladera Ranch, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS73 Electric Guitar:

        I love this guitar! I wanted a Semi-Hollow Body for a while but couldn't afford a ES335. So, I bought an AS73 in white. The quality is great for the price and the tone is fantastic through my Blues Jr. I recently added a Bigsby B3 with a Towner Tension Bar. It is now a great guitar! Go try one out!

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        5.0

        A really nice instrument for the money

        By Frank

        from California

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Pick Up
        • Solid Electronics
        • Stays in tune

        Cons

        • So-so Factory Setup

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS73 Electric Guitar:

          After 2 years of playing my AS73 for mostly jazz and blues, I have really developed an appreciation for how nice of an instrument it is. I own several solid-body guitars, but this is my only semi-hollow body. Although I have toyed with the thought of replacing the pickups, they really do sound nice with the proper amp settings. The neck feels great and the construction is solid with a really nice finish (I have it in sunburst). I noticed one reviewer who indicated that he is teased for it not staying in tune. I can say that short of practicing bends nonstop, mine stays solidly in tune for days at a time. I suspect cheap/worn strings may be the actual culprit rather than the guitar. Overall, it is an amazingly good value for the money and one I will be hanging on to for a long time.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Just an update

          By The Straydog

          from Western Pa.

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS73 Electric Guitar:

            This is an update on this great guitar. Since 2008 when I purchased this guitar I have changed pickups to '57 Classic in the bridge and '57 Classic+ in the neck. This change really brought this guitar alive. No other electronics were changed but the pickups make a huge difference. Best money I've spent in a long time. If you have the money go for a pickup change and breath new life into a great guitar.

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            4.0

            artcore

            By The Player

            from Rock Cave,West Virginia

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics
            • Stays in tune
            • Very reliable

            Cons

            • Pick Ups Are Awful
            • Poor Pick Up

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS73 Electric Guitar:

            excellent guitar great quality. only complaint are the pick ups. I have had this guitar for almost four years

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The AS73: Hard to Beat

            By Spiffarino

            from Asheville, NC

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rhythm And Blues
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS73 Electric Guitar:

              This is a very playable guitar with a solid feel and good electronics. Pots and switches make no noise even after a few years of continuous play.
              The neck is pretty fast, the guitar looks good, and the frets have a nice feel. I've pondered a while, but can't think of anything about it I don't like.

              It's my favorite rhythm guitar and with a price low enough to make it guilt-free. If you need a hollow body and would rather not take out a loan, the Artcore will make you a very happy guitar player.

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              They Got It Right.

              By Big Jim 57

              from USA

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              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS73 Electric Guitar:

                    First off, Gibson semi-hollows are way too expensive these days. I can't come up with a King's ransom for a real 335. Plus, Gibson 335's come from the Memphis factory now, and let's just say that they're not the same as the old ones. The Epiphone Dot was OK, I've owned a couple, but was still not too happy. I decided to try the Ibanez Artcore AS-73 and was pleasantly surprised. I now own three of them and am saving to get the 12-string version, too. I've been a very serious guitarist since I was a kid and I'm 55 now. I was a luthier for many years, too. Let me say that in all my experiences, I haven't run across a better value than the AS-73. It will do nearly any kind of music, and has a pretty hot bridge pickup that cranks the distortion pretty heavily. The neck is flat and wide for ease of bending the strings. It is so easy to play. Some people will gripe about anything, but I don't understand some of the reviewers with complaints on here. I've seen a lot of these and they are very consistent. You could do much worse than this guitar.

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                    5.0

                    Awesome!!!

                    By Love Blues Tone

                    from Roanoke, VA

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                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • everything

                      Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS73 Electric Guitar:

                      This baby smokes. Plays like a dream and tone you won't believe. Ibanez has got this one right. Now don't buy it to play metal!!! Many who buy and play Ibanez are looking for that and I stayed away from this guitar because I had had a Ibanez electric a few years ago liked the feel but it screamed. Listened to a friend who said try this one you will be surpised. Well she is at home. Black gleems the pictures do not do it justice. Way better than Epiphone's Dot and at the same price.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good Value, Great Sound, But Work To Do

                      By Across The River

                      from Mahwah NJ

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Pick Up
                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                      • Set Up Is Poor
                      • Tuning Keys Suck

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS73 Electric Guitar:

                      Ignore all the comments about substandard pickups - I would never change the stock pickups on this model. They have a unique, smoky growl that sounds awesome when plugged into my AC-30. I don't use ANY distortion pedals at all, just a little echo. The tone is just perfect.

                      Playability and a cool look are there as well.

                      But.. to get it where I was happy took some work and you should expect the same.

                      First, intonation out of the box was off. Second, action was WAY too high. Third, the nut was way too high, which has the effect of sharping the first few frets. Fourth, the frets are too high, about 30% higher than my strat (I had them sanded down), and lastly the tuning keys would slip, particularly in high humidity situations, so impossible to keep in tune for an entire hard-strumming song.

                      So, in the end you'll need to spend a bit more to address all this stuff.

                      I'm more than happy with the result, for this price range. But make no mistake, it's not going to be wonderful out of the box.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      good sounding, versatile guitar

                      By Ken R

                      from Virginia , USA

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                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Pick Up
                      • Good Tone
                      • Solid Electronics

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Recording
                        • Rock Concerts
                        • School Bands
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS73 Electric Guitar:

                        Very comfy to play, great sound for Beatles tunes and blues.

                        I tried out similar guitars from other brands in this price range and felt that this one was the best all around guitar in this price range.

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