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Ibanez Artcore AS73 Electric Guitar Transparent Cherry  (Open Box)
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Product# 519454
OVERVIEW

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.

SPECIFICATIONS

Artcore AS73 Electric Guitar

  • 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
 
4.9

(based on 156 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (138)

  • 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 (14)
  • Good feel (14)
  • Good pick up (14)
  • Good tone (14)
  • Solid electronics (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (14)
    • Recording (13)
    • Jamming (11)
    • Small venues (11)
    • Rock concerts (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (14), 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

    BEAUTIFUL MUSIC FROM A BEAUTIFUL GUITAR

    By KYMUSICMAN

    from PAINTSVILLE, KY

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues
      • Songwriting

      Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS73 Electric Guitar:

      IF YOU WANT A GUITAR THAT MAKES BEAUTIFUL MUSIC THEN LET ME RECOMMEND THIS ONE--NOT ONLY IS IT EASY TO PLAY BUT EACH NOTE RINGS OUT, WHETHER YOU'RE A PICKER OR A STRUMMER... THIS CAN BE USED FOR ROCK MUSIC OR COUNTRY MUSIC...WHEN I TOOK IT OUT OF THE BOX IT WAS ALMOST IN TUNE--ONLY TOOK A COUPLE MINUTES TO HAVE IT TUNED AND PLAYING. I HAVE AN EXPENSIVE GUITAR THAT I BOUGHT IN THE MID 90'S AND PAID A BUNDLE FOR IT BUT THIS IBANEZ SOUNDS EVERY BIT AS GOOD IF NOT BETTER THAN THE RICK. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS GUITAR FOR ANYONE WHO SINGS OR WRITES SONGS...AND THE FOLKS AT MUSICIAN'S FRIEND ARE VERY HELPFUL IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS....

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      5.0

      Great Looker/Player

      By Scott Bailey

      from Ft.Peirce,Florida

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS73 Electric Guitar:

        Bought this used but in near mint cond.two years ago.I like pickguards,Les Paul fit it perfectly. Plays and looks high quality.Am using flatwound 10's on it.Awesome tone.Ordered Ibanez case and the guitar has found a permanant home.

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        5.0

        Good looks, great sound!

        By Irish Puerto Rican

        from New Mexico

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS73 Electric Guitar:

          A lot of guitar for the price, with sustain that won't quit!

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          5.0

          High Quality for Low Price

          By JazzerAtHeart

          from Pittsburg, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Blues
            • Jamming
            • Jazz
            • Jazz Rock Blues
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS73 Electric Guitar:

            Picked up one of these used and it plays great. Smooth jazz type tone, crunchy blues tone and harsh distorted metal tone as well. Fretboard plays very smooth, no problems with hardware what-so-ever. High quality axe at a great price.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            ABSOLUTELY GREAT FOR THE PRICE

            By Glenn in Chillicothe, MO

            from Chillicothe, MO.

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            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.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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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                  (4 of 4 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.

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    4.0

                    artcore

                    By The Player

                    from Rock Cave,West Virginia

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Ask me a question

                    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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                    (2 of 3 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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