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Ibanez Artcore Series AS73 Electric Guitar   

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The Ibanez Artcore Series AS73 Electric Guitar is a beautiful, versatile guitar at an unbelievable price. Everything from edgy rockabilly romp to smo...Click To Read More About This Product

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A gorgeous semi-hollowbody with humbucking sustain and jazz-worthy resonance.

The Ibanez Artcore Series AS73 Electric Guitar is a beautiful, versatile guitar at an unbelievable price. Everything from edgy rockabilly romp to smooth, full-bodied jazz tones come pouring out of an ACH1 humbucker at the neck and an ACH2 humbucker at the bridge. 22 large frets on a sublime, bound rosewood fretboard provide a sumptuous, speedy feel enhanced by 2 full cutaways. Chrome hardware sets off resplendent finishes. Top all that off with a stunningly low price and you've got an axe worth going after.

FEATURES
  • Maple body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Bound rosewood fretboard
  • 22 large frets
  • ACH1 humbucker at the neck
  • ACH2 humbucker at the bridge
  • Chrome hardware

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4.9

(based on 101 reviews)

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Ibanez AS73, transparent red

I bought one online about three months ago, after playing two identical ones in a music store. I am very happy with it. I cannot believe that I got such a well put...Read complete review

I bought one online about three months ago, after playing two identical ones in a music store. I am very happy with it. I cannot believe that I got such a well put together and playable guitar for the money I spent. The finish is beautiful. The action was a little high when I got it, but that was easily fixed. (bridge is height adjustable). The pickups sound nice clean or distorted. I like the fact that there are two volume and two tone knobs. When you select both pickups together, theycan be adjusted individualy and the sound possibilities are almost endless. There is a big difference in the way the two pickups sound when used individually. The fretwork is very good. The binding is close to perfect, very slight discoloration in one of the f-holes. You really have to look for it, though. It stays in tune very well. I'm not going to kid you, this is not quite as perfect as, say, a nice Gibson 335. It is, however, at least 90% of a 335 for 10% of the cost. The 335's I've looked at cost almost 10X as much, they were slightly nicer, but not anywhere near that much nicer. The wood used in this guitar looks and sounds nice. When I play mine unplugged, It has a good ring to it that I can feel throughout the guitar. You know what I'm talking about, you pick up some guitars andplay unplugged and you can feel the body resonate through your chest while you hold it, and some guitars just feel dead. This on belongs to the first group. so did the other two I played. I think someone is paying close attention at the factory to the wood selected for these instruments. The knobs are solid, pickup switch is, too. Intonation was dead on out of the box, and it stays in tune very well.

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Should come with

I bought this guitar 6 months ago and into the first 3, the output jack came loose and fell into the guitar. A couple of months later I was changing some strings and the...Read complete review

I bought this guitar 6 months ago and into the first 3, the output jack came loose and fell into the guitar. A couple of months later I was changing some strings and the tune-o-matic and the bridge literally fell off the guitar. Just the other night I plugged in the guitar and the wood around the output jack cracked and almost shattered. This guitar has a great neck, great tone, and good features for the price, but I would expect better quality from Ibanez. I don't recommend this guitar for heavy use.

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5.0

awesome guitar

By txsk8er16

from Dallas Texas

this is just a good guitar all around. any way you look at it, sounds good, looks good, and feels really good to play. i love the neck and it feels well made, the humbuckers sounds awesome.

 
5.0

Chick Magnet!!!

By I regret giving up music for college

from East Lansing, Michigan

This guitar is a great deal for a reasonable price. It's got great tone and has a nice feel to it. I've played it at a few gigs and let me tell you, this guitar sounds nice through a Fender Deluxe 90. It just sounds so warm and it's got a nice crunch when it's distorted. You can't pass up a deal like this.

 
5.0

Amazing value and performance

By OldTex

from Choctaw, OK

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I've owned Gibsons, Epiphones, Fenders, Washburns, and others, but my Artcore 73 was a huge surprise when I first tried it and bought it two years ago. Despite the picture, it's beautiful, and it is extremely versatile. My brother got a US made Fender last year, and my Ibanes is so much easier to play that he was really impressed. The tone is good for just about any type of music, it feels good in my hands, and the price is unbeatable. The neck is thin, but the frets are big enough to hit easily, and the guitar has great balance. My only gripe is that the selector switch stopped working for a short while, then started working again. Overall, this thing is hard to beat. I've lost my desire for a 335 or Casino thanks to my AS73.

 
5.0

Unexpected good quality and sound

By Father and Ph.D.

from Massachusetts

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I am very pleased with the appearance and sound of this guitar. It is lighter than an Epiphone Dot, and though I've only seen one Dot, it looks much nicer. The sound is very mellow and pleasing which is perfect for my folk/jazz style. I am used to acoustic guitars of low to moderate quality and have developed strong fingers for holding down strings, but this is not what you want to do with this guitar. The frets are tall and if the string is pressed to the fretboard it sharpens the pitch. A gentle touch is required. I generate vibrato ("tremelo" for Strat fans) for a single string by wiggling my finger (like BB.King), but with this guitar you can generate vibrato for a chord by pressing down hard. It expands your tonal possibilities. I wish I could compare it to its pattern, the Gibson 335, but I cannot. Nevertheless, I really like this guitar.

 
5.0

Artcore AS73TCR

By Jake-_TkxC

from Boston, MA

I was looking at buying an epiphone DOT semi-hollowbody, but I was in a shop and saw the Ibanez and figured I'd give it a chance. It has so much tone, beautiful neck, the pickups don't miss anything. Awesome low end and high end. Probably one of the best "bang for buck" guitars out there. I took a sunburst finish one home with me.

 
5.0

Artcore AS73: Wonderful guitar!

By Mark in Oakland

from Oakland, CA

I bought this guitar having never owned anything but acoustic, and fell in love with it the moment I played it. Even though I am far from being great, and even with a small Fender practice amp, I can do things that are fun and exciting with the instrument. Right off the wall at the store the neck was straight, intonation quite good, and it needed nothing in the way of setup. Crazy, but every time I spend another hour practicing I love 'er just a little more. I was ready to spend a lot more on a used "better" guitar until I played the AS73, and am glad I didn't! Buy one if you can.

 
5.0

Greatest Guitar in Existence!

By Eddie Van Halen-h8DKb

from Lake Forest, CA

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This is the greatest guitar in existence and whoever reads this should buy it! It is a GREAT deal and a great body, great neck, great look and great sound! Buy it!

 
5.0

Ahh.....sweetness..

By Helterskelter4

from California

Such a nice guitar. Great deal, and probably the best way I could spend this money. Nice tone, solid construction, and very reliable. Definitely not the best hollowbody, but, for the cash and the overall coolness of this guitar, it's more than safe bet.

 
5.0

Dont Buy Anything Else

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This guitar is amazing. It is almost as good as any Gibson and it is one tenth the price. The double cut body allows maximum playability on the higher frets. Has a great warm tone and can also crank out some major distortion. By far the best semi-hollowbody i have ever played. Buy it.

 
5.0

Wow

By Old Hippie-WFX4a

from St. Louis, MO

This guitar is beautiful. The appearance, playability and sound are excellent. I have been playing for over thirty years. The only tiny issue I have is a little roughness on the ends of the frets which stick out a little over the binding but nothing major. Have had less feedback issues than most hollow electrics even at high volume (six on a Crate stack.) Buy this guitar!

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