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Ibanez Artcore AS7312 12-String Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Transparent Red

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Product Price $499.99
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The Ibanez Artcore AS7312 12-String Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar is a semi-acoustic guitar built to tackle just about any genre of music you throw at ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A double-cutaway, semi-hollowbody that's easy on the fingers and has a huge sound.

The Ibanez Artcore AS7312 12-String Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar is a semi-acoustic guitar built to tackle just about any genre of music you throw at it. Dual humbucking pickups are mounted into a sustain block for increased sustain and feedback elimination. The set neck is super comfortable and features a bound rosewood fretboard and a 17th-fret joint for easy access to higher notes. if you're looking for an affordable way to explore some new sonic territory, here it is.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
AS Artcore-12 set-in neck
Maple top/back/sides
Medium frets
Bound Rosewood fretboard
Pearl dot inlay
ART-12 bridge
ACH1 neck pu
ACH2 bridge pu
Individual volume and tone controls with 3-way pickup selector
Case sold separately

More is more. Add a 12-string to your arsenal today.

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 AS7312 12-String Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (10)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (9)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Recording (6)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Novice (3)

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Looks and sounds great

By Raoulwalsh

from Fairfield, IA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS7312 12-String Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

      Wanted an electric 12 string and loved the look of the Ibanez. Never been disappointed in an Ibanez product and for the price this was a steal!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Value

      By Ray Berndt

      from N. Carolina

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Fit and finish
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS7312 12-String Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

      I play in a "nostalgia" rock/cover band. This guitar really nails the 12-string sound we've sought particularly with respect to songs by the Byrds. The fit and finish was quite impressive and playability was excellent! I believe it to be a much better value than 12-string electric guitars costing several times as much as this one!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful Finish & Full Sound

      By Jazz Man 2-5-1

      from Mohawk Valley Region, NY

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS7312 12-String Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

        This 12 string is fun and enjoyable to play. The overall set up was good, but I had to adjust the
        trust rod 1/4 turn and lower the bridge 1/2 turn on each side to improve the action. This was easy to do and did not cause any fret buzz and good elevation was maintained over the pick ups. The craftsmanship is excellent and finish is beautiful. The ASC100C Ibanez case was too short for this 12 string. Royce at Musician's Friend helped me with the return, found me a beautiful Epiphone EDREAD case, which fits very well (with the addition of a bath towel in the bottom of the case to level the neck). Tuning problems are eliminated by keeping this 12 string in the case , while the guitar is not in use. The 15% Holiday sale at Musician's Friend was fantastic!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Worth every penny and then some

        By Jimi

        from Sylvania, OH

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS7312 12-String Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

          I wanted this guitar to play, maybe a dozen songs. Hotel California, some Byrds and some Beatles. So, I really didn't like the more expensive alternatives. For something that's going to get limited use, I really wanted something affordable.

          I read the reviews for this guitar, and honestly, I've had phenomenal experiences with chinese and indonesian made guitars recently. Their quality is absolutely top rate. In fact, the only guitar I bought sight-unseen recently that didn't work out was a mexican made telecaster.

          So, I figured I'd take a chance on this.

          Sounds great. Exactly what you'd expect from an electric 12 string. Not a really deep tone with these pickups. They're sorta trebly, but honestly, so are old Rickenbackers and the 12s that we're used to hearing from the 1960s.

          Fit and finish were phenomenal. This guitar is well made. This is a set neck guitar. No flaws I could see. The finish was a shiny red. (The pix make it look sorta dulled or maybe satin. It's not like that. It's gloss bright red.)

          My only complaint is that the width of the neck is very thin, and it's sorta base-ball batty. Some guys like that feel. Some guys don't. I do wish the string spacing were just a tad wider, but honestly, for playing a little bit here and there, this is fine. I was able to get in there and pick out individual strings just fine.

          My guess is that this is the width of their standard 6 string and they just put another 6 strings in there.

          For the price I paid, though, I'm honestly not complaining. I love playing this thing. And given that the next closest models in terms of price are anywhere from 2 to 3 to 10 times as much, I'm very, very happy with this purchase. I would absoutely buy this one again.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sweet Twelve

          By zed

          from Bend, OR

          About Me Novice

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Six Saddle Bridge

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS7312 12-String Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

          I bought a sunburst AS7312 as a "stupid deal" closeout mostly because I happened to have been learning a few REM, Smiths, and Petty tunes at the time that I stumbled upon the sale- though I had never even played a twelve before. To be honest, I wasn't expecting such a nice guitar. The finish is perfect, it's easy to play (I'm a novice), holds tune reasonably well, and sounds sublime. Admittedly, my perspective is a bit limited as this is only my third guitar, but I really think this Ibanez is a great option to add a little jangle to your repertoire without breaking the bank.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Super Deal

          By Sohnostudios

          from Avon CT

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS7312 12-String Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

            Great looking guitar that really has a nice tone to it. The only negative is keeping it in tune and that Ibanez really doesn't make a case that fits it. The Epiphone Ed-red fits the guitar perfect though.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            love this guitar

            By gw

            from illinois

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            Pros

            • Easy Playing 12 String
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Recording

              Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS7312 12-String Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

              Waited for sale on this guitar but it never happened. Finally bought it anyway and couldn't be happier. Excellent playability, sounds great and all wood. Rare at this price point.

               
              5.0

              Still Great. Added Info about the Case

              By Jimi

              from Sylvania, OH

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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 AS7312 12-String Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

                I already reviewed this once, but I'm adding a 2nd review with a 5 star rating.

                The downside to this guitar is that the string spacing is narrow. They really ignored a little extra real estate on the fingerboard and could have done a better job with this.

                But after putting some time in on the thing, it's easy to get used to. You have to judge all this relative to price.

                Other than that, the Pros are all the same: insanely low price, great little set-neck guitar, fit and finish were perfect.

                The only hangup I had with this was trying to find a case. I had a devil of a time. I ordered an SKB Thin Body Semi-Hollow Guitar Case. But the headstock did NOT fit inside. That case seems to be a half inch or inch smaller than the specs suggest.

                I had to eventually find a gator case: GWJM335 Semi-Hollow Electrics Deluxe Wood Case.

                This case fits great. The Ibanez is a very thin guitar (depth of the body is maybe a little thinner than a standard ES335), but this case worked well.

                So, again, strongly recommended. Would be interested in finding out what other cases worked for folks. I've heard people say the case for epi dots fits. I believe it.

                But the gator cases were really perfect. Note: i don't know if the gator injection molded cases will work. They seem to be smaller.

                 
                5.0

                Exceeded expectations.

                By Dash S

                from Oakland

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                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Quality built.

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS7312 12-String Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

                  After reading previous reviews, I was surprised that the guitar was better than expected. Solid, quality instrument. The set up was excellent, the intonation dead on; all I had to do was tune up. I am very pleased with the tonal variety. I am very surprised by how easily it plays on the fret board; the action is low and similar to my other guitars. Prior to getting this guitar I had a good quality acoustic 12 string that I had to drop tune to make it playable. The only thing I'm going to have to get used to is the string spacing, especially for my picking hand. Excellent product especially for the price.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  YES, I WOULD BUY AGAIN.

                  By J THE CHRISTIAN

                  from COLUMBUS,OH.

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS7312 12-String Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

                    PERFECT RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX. GLAD I DIDN'T BUY A HIGHER PRICED GUITAR. (GLAD ALSO I DIDN'T BUY A CHEAPER MODEL) MY GUITAR FITS PERFECT IN MY ACOUSTIC CASE IN WHICH I PUT A SMALL BLANKET UNDER IT.

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