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Ibanez Artcore ASR70 Hollowbody Electric Guitar Vintage Burst 

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Overview

  • AS Artcore set-in neck
  • Maple top/back/sides
  • Medium frets
Description & Specs
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    $619.99
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A double-cutaway, semi-hollowbody with single-coil pickups and a traditional vibe.

The slim Artcore ASR70 Hollowbody Electric Guitar features lightweight, full hollowbody construction for rich tone. Combined with the retro-looking Artcore special single coil pickups, the ASR gives crispy rock sound with full projection. It has a maple body and a comfortable set neck with a 24.75" scale. The fingerboard is bound and features 22 medium frets. A trapeze tailpiece and ART1 bridge add sustain and simplified intonation and action adjustment. Individual volume and tone controls with 3-way pickup selector offer flexible tone shaping for a variety of musical styles.

Case sold separately.

Features

  • AS Artcore set-in neck
  • Maple top/back/sides
  • Medium frets
  • Bound Rosewood fretboard
  • Pearl block inlay
  • ART1 bridge
  • ACH-DS1 neck pu
  • ACH-DS2 bridge pu
  • Individual volume and tone controls with 3-way pickup selector
  • Case sold separately

Enjoy single-coil, hollowbody sound with the comfort of a slim body. Order today.

 

Artcore ASR70 Hollowbody Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Neck Dimensions
  • Scale: 628mm/24.75"
  • Width at Nut: 43mm
  • Width at Last Fret: 57mm
  • Thickness at 1st: 20mm
  • Thickness at 12th: 22mm (at 9F)
  • Radius: 305mm
  • Body Dimensions
  • Length: 19-1/4"
  • Width: 15-3/4"
  • Depth: 2-5/8"
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IbanezArtcore ASR70 Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      4.0

      Bang for your Buck

      By OzBombs

      from Calgary, AB

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Great Action
      • Responsive
      • Ridiculous Price
      • Super light

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Any and All

        Comments about Ibanez Artcore ASR70 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

        I used to be in a couple of decently known rock and roll bands in Ontario (Bombs and R.Y.E. signed to Mint 400 records in New Jersey) and when the band(s) parted ways (not on good terms) my guitarist made off with my Hagstrom Viking DX. Bummer.

        Well, 2 years later I moved to Alberta and was at Axe music and saw this beauty. She looked nice, but I'd never been much of a fan of Ibanez guitars.

        So, I took her for a test run, and loved it.

        The playability, the tone, the simplicity in its make... bought it right then and there, and it even got me back into playing in a band.

        I could go over the specs, the intricacies etc. but I won't bore you with what people have already said.

        If you like hollow body style electric guitars, and don't want to shell out a ton of cash, this is your mistress.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Tremendous value

        By 330 and a Half

        from Kansas City

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Excellent playability
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good setup out of the box
        • Good Tone
        • Light And Resonant
        • Nice Take On P90 Vibe
        • Quality construction
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • A Touch Neck Heavy
        • Pickups A Bit Noisy

        Best Uses

        • Could Easily Gig It

        Comments about Ibanez Artcore ASR70 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

        I bought this used from Musician's Friend shortly after they came out. I'm a huge fan of Gibson's ES330 long neck; I own two of them. This guitar is not quite that good but for 20% of the price, it's pretty hard to beat. It's much lighter, more resonant, with more snap than a standard 335-style center block semi-hollowbody but with the same great access all the way up the neck. The P90s have their own flavor but like a good P90 are a little noisy. However, with both pickups on you get hum cancelling and a great Black Crows or Georgia Satellite sound and vibe. It's a very solid axe overall. I'd recommend it to beginners and pros alike. If you want to blaze your own trail, try one of these. Use the money you save to buy a Mesa Boogie!

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Compact HB is unforgiving yet responsive

        By Duke-DvtpP

        from boston

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ibanez Artcore ASR70 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

            I now own this model. I do not think that Ibanez knows much about this pickup, but it does bear sonic similarities with a P90.
            Guitar arrived a few hours ago, without any flaws as far as I can see. Same good qualtiy as the AM-93 i tried earlier this year,
            with the same "plain perloid" block inlays, otherwise nothing fancy about the finish.

            As mainly a bass player, i was looking for a smaller profile true HB that was more comfy than my AF-105 and less boomy, as i like to
            try the occasional near-feedback style ala T. Anastasio. Except for the Casino, this is only budget guitar in production that im aware of.

            One can notice immediately that the pickups, possibly combined with whatever strings Ibanez sends standard, at first produce what seems like a rather sterile sound.
            Im willing accept some of this, as I wish to avoid resonating bass, and the more "edgy" P90 type sounds are definately not standard warm jazz box tone.
            (of course u can roll down the tone knobs and get decent jazz sounds).
            One surprise was finding this body to be tending more toward unwanted low-end resonance, even more than my larger bodied AF-105. So for anything more than moderate
            volume, I had to kill all bass eq on my amp.

            Mainly, the HB combined with single coils make this guitar VERY responsive, which is good. At the
            same time, you can say its very unforgiving, especially as it is very acoustic in what the pickups grab from your right hand. Is that not good? Depends I guess...
            This reminds me of my single coil Darkstar pickup in my P-bass guitar, but thats another story.
            Here is a link to a quick raw recording of strums in the three toggle positions with only my iphone, but hope it gives some idea. Can get better samples later.

            While there is nothign "special" about this guitar, I will probably keep it due to the fact that there are few real HBs out there with compact bodies
            for those, like me, who actually desire to be on the edge of feedback with all the frustrations but also the sonic coolness it can deliver.

            http://yourlisten.com/ch...7000715/ASR70_strums_raw

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            (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent Value

            By Lennonizer

            from Cambridge Ontario

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Access To Upper Frets
            • Fun To Play
            • P90 Growl And Great Tone
            • Reaonably Priced
            • Solid Electronics
            • Superb Finish

            Cons

            • A Tad More Body Weight

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ibanez Artcore ASR70 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

              This is a modernized "Casino" style guitar.
              Full hollow body gives you a light weight instrument as well as easy access to feedback which is a tasty thing when used at the right time.
              Whereas the Epi Casino neck/body joint inhibits easy access to the upper fretbaord due to the neck being further into the body, the Ibanez ASR70VB solves this problem.
              Responsive volume and tone controls with a nice touch of adding the tiny gripper portion to the control knob.
              A very nice instrument with quality of components and finish beyond its price point.

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              (32 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This Is the Way They Used To Be!

              By Duckman

              from Monadnock Region, New Hampshire

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Beautifully finished
              • Good Feel
              • Good Neck And Action
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Light
              • well built

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Rockin'

              Comments about Ibanez Artcore ASR70 Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

              Back in the early and mid-sixties, when I was first playing in rock bands, I owned a Gibson ES125TDC. It was what could be called a "student grade" guitar - one without the glosses and fancy fittings of the 'pro grade' Gibsons - no neck binding, for instance, and basic P90 pickups instead of humbuckers. Sort of like a Les Paul Jr. in place of a real Les Paul. Once a measure of success came my way I "traded up" to a fancier model. One with humbuckers, neck binding, and a semi-solid design that, by making the top less resonant, made uncontrolable feedback - then the bain of working RnR musicians - much less likely.

              When, this past year, my early work with The Abstracts, including the band's fabled 'lost' Columbia sessions, were released on an LP, i again got to hear the unique sound of a hollow bodied electric guitar with P90s. Wow, though I, why'd I ever sell that thing? Absolutely no guitar I have played in the many intervening years has that sound. And so the search began.

              I, apparently, was not alone in this search. Gibson's Epiphone line was pushing numerous versions of their Casino, emphasizing over and over again its connection with John Lennon. That was one possibilty, but its chrome plated P90s were to me off-putting. Somehow it just didn't ring my bell. Then Gibson released the ES330 - a guitar that certainly would fit my bill if I could justify paying the very high price that even the discount guitar shops were asking for that model. No, for me the search had to continue. Then Ibanez released their 2013 line of guitars and in it was the Artcore ASR70, a guitar that seemed to have it all and for a very reasonable price. WooHoo! This was worth trying.

              I had never owned an Ibanez, but trusted musician friends, including fellow Abstracts guitarist/lead vocalist Al Karp, spoke highly of them, especially emphisizing their reputation for good necks and 'action.' I ordered an ASR70 and hoped.

              Well now I've got her and she is truly everything I'd hoped for and more. Looks wise she is a sweetheart. Her finish and fittings are tasteful and flawless. (She even has a neck binding!) :) Her P90 inspired pickups chime and ring just as i remember (and hear on The Abstracts' "Hey, Let's Go Now!" LP), and she plays as sweetly as she looks, with a fast, easy, neck, a beautifully shaped body, and an action as good as any mid-priced guitar could be hoped to have.

              The Artcore ASR70 is very much what that long gone ES125 was -- she shares all its remembered sonic characteristics -- the resonant, flexible, touch-sensitive, sound. A "liveness" that no solid or semi-solid design can duplicate (and the feedback that quickly accompanies it if you turn up an amp placed behind you too loud!), and especially that chimy P90 single coil sound that no other pickup can duplicate.

              Because the ASR70 is a true hollow bodied guitar, she is light. Really light! And thus oh, so easy on the shoulder and back. Even an old '60s musician like me could play her for hours on end.

              Short comings? So far I have found none. The controls -- two volume pots, two tone controls, and a three-way toggle switch --operate smoothly and quietly. The quarter inch jack seems secure, if not quite Switchcraft quality. The tuners seem well made and are tension adjustable. The finish is flawlessly applied and the body, neck and soundhole binding - all a lovely (and fittingly classic) cream color, is as fine as can be.

              In short this Ibanez is a winner. She is a bargain as well.

              Highly recommended for anyone looking for the sound and feel of the '60s.
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