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Ibanez Artcore AS73 Electric Guitar

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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 ... Read More

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Overview

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.

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Features
  • HH PU configuration
  • Great finish options
  • Chrome hardware
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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4.8

(based on 47 reviews)

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Great guitar... period!

I bought my AS73 last year and have previously owned electric guitars in a variety of strat configurations. I was tired of the strat type guitar and wanted to try something new, so in...Read complete review

I bought my AS73 last year and have previously owned electric guitars in a variety of strat configurations. I was tired of the strat type guitar and wanted to try something new, so in my shopping around I looked at Epi Les Pauls and SGs, PRSs and Schecters, and Fender teles. These were all ok but I was looking for great. Then a Gretch 5122 caught my eye. The Gretch had a great sound - I loved that Bigsby! - but didn't feel quite right for me, so I decided to widen my search to include semi hollowbodys like the Ibanezx and the Gretch and the Epi Dot, and of them only the Ibanez AS73 sounded great AND felt great. A year after purchase I can say I'm not impressed with the tuners and the set up wasn't great - I had to adjust both pups to get them sounding optimal, but the guitar sound great, whether thru a modeling, a solid state or a tube amp. The action is awesome and its lightweight and very comfortable. It play dirty oh so well, and for a dual humbucker config, it plays clean quite nicely also! If I was to make only ONE change it would either be to put a better set of tuners on it, or somehow figure out how to put a Bigsby tremolo on it. Neither of these changes are critical. I think if someone is looking for a new guitar, these reviews are a good start but in the end you should really go to the store and experience each guitar one at a time (if possible thru the same amp on the same settings) to see if it feels and sounds right for you. For me, the Ibanez AS73 was a perfect match for sound, feel, and price.

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fun to play but sound is a pretty flat

This guitar is very comfortable and fun to play but it really needs better pickups. The sound is really flat and flavorless. Compare it to an Epiphone Sheraton and you will hear a big...Read complete review

This guitar is very comfortable and fun to play but it really needs better pickups. The sound is really flat and flavorless. Compare it to an Epiphone Sheraton and you will hear a big difference. It's too bad because the neck and fretboard are really comfortable. I've heard that it is a pain to replace pickups in a hollowbody guitar. I don't know if that's true but I wouldn't get this guitar and keep these pickups. The Epiphone Sheraton sounds much better and is worth the extra money or you could find one used that costs the same as a new Ibanez ArtCore. If you really want an Ibanez artcore, try out the AG75, the archtop model. It has a much better, juicier tone since it is a true hollow body.

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4.0

The Best Budget Jazz Guitar on the Market

By Ramon

from Stockton, California

I want to start learning how to play in the jazz style, so I need a good semi-hollow electric guitar. The Ibanez AS73 has a nice, mellow tone and feels great to play. It definitely isn't comparable to a Gibson ES-335, but is a great starting point for players who aren't ready to spend thousands of dollars on a good jazz/blues guitar. Since I have received the instrument, all that I feel needs to be altered is the pickups, since they don't sound bright enough for my taste. The copy I received does need minor truss rod adjustments, but the factory work is otherwise excellent. I did not expect such great quality for a budget instrument.

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4.0

Great Guitar

By Chris Morrill

from St. Augustine, Florida

When I came in to buy a Semi- hallow body or Hallow Body, I tried every single guitar but the Gibsons (outside my price range) but this guitar played better than all of them. And it looks great, well built and a great price. Sounds great for all genres of music. I'm putting in P-90 pickups which should push this guitar the next level. Only problem is the input jack comes loose, so you have to watch that. Otherwise a great guitar, highly recommend!

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5.0

Sneaky surprise!

By Derek Brown _

from Port Saint Lucie, FL

I bought my AS73 at guitar center about two years ago for no reason whatsoever. I already owned three high end guitars, Les Paul, Tele, Taylor Brazilian Rosewood. I was drawn to the cherry red finish and keen on the idea of getting into a semi-hollow. I played the PRS, the Dot, and a gretsch, and I liked the playability and the tone of the Ibanez. I had owned an Ibanez solid body before, and enjoyed it. Features: 24 3/4" neck, which plays like a dream. Two Ibanez humbuckers, two tone, and two volume pots with a soap bar style bridge. Quality and Reliability: Made in China, but built quite well. They have mass production luthiery down pat. The tuners and bridge are pretty decent and holds tune very well. Stock intonation not bad, only minor adjustments. Look & Feel: A thin semi-hollow, a bit large in the body, but very comfortable and positions well and naturally to the body. I'm 5-10 and normal build and it feels like an extension of me. The action is easily adjustable to any taste. Raise for slide or lower for thrashing. Runs are incredibly easy with this machine made neck. I did not leave the stock pick-ups in long. They sounded good, but it wanted to also achieve a crisp SRV type sound as well. Put a Seymour Duncan Jazz in the neck with a coil tap, and a classic '59 on the bridge. I can accomplish SRV and Jimi tones and very crunchy hard rock tones. Roll back the tone knobs and get a dead on Santana. You can even accurately get a Trey Anastasio tone. Feedback is kept under control with a volume pedal, but it doesn't get rediculous. This guitar is a great value for around $300. Throw in about another hundred and you have a $2,000+ guitar! The only thing I've played comparable to my upgraded AS73 as a semi-hollow is the $5000 PRS hollow body ii!

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5.0

Awesome bones

By Robert Freeland

from Charlotte, NC

Don't let the price fool you, this is an incredible guitar at any price. Plays, feels and sounds awesome. Stock it's ok but it really shines with new pickups. The stock pickups were bland so I replaced them with a set of Seymour Duncans and now it totally rocks. It runs hot but that makes it awesome for rock, blues and rockabilly. Seriously, with new pickup if you judge a guitar by quality (sound, feel and construction) instead of name-brand, this stands up to a $3,000 Gibson any day. And if you really want, you can always install a set of Classic 57's although I personally prefer my Seymour Duncans. I've also heard people changing out the tuners for Grovers but I've never had a problem staying in tune. But again, tuners are an inexpensive upgrade.

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3.0

fun to play but sound is a pretty flat

By Alex Locke

from NJ

This guitar is very comfortable and fun to play but it really needs better pickups. The sound is really flat and flavorless. Compare it to an Epiphone Sheraton and you will hear a big difference. It's too bad because the neck and fretboard are really comfortable. I've heard that it is a pain to replace pickups in a hollowbody guitar. I don't know if that's true but I wouldn't get this guitar and keep these pickups. The Epiphone Sheraton sounds much better and is worth the extra money or you could find one used that costs the same as a new Ibanez ArtCore. If you really want an Ibanez artcore, try out the AG75, the archtop model. It has a much better, juicier tone since it is a true hollow body.

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5.0

Beautiful, Solid Performer

By Tillman Cuttino

from SC

I was shocked to find this guitar during my quest for a semi-hollow. I began my search looking in the $500-700 range for Epi's or Gretsch's or a PRS SE. Then I saw an unassuming Ibanez AM73B in Guitar Center and checked it out. Was amazed at the tone and playability. The only thing I didn't like were the looks (the AM73B was a very flat, grainy brown sunburst). So I jumped online, paid a tad bit more and got a cherry red AS73. The guitar is stunning to look at! Great setup out of the box, easy to play, super versatile sound. The first one came with a nut that was too high and the strings (especially G) pulled very sharp in the first few frets -- impossible to intonate properly. So I reluctantly returned it and ordered a new one. The next one was a winner through and through. Perfect intonation and everything else too. I'm very happy to have this guitar in my lineup and can't believe how little I paid for it. It's a true hidden gem!

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5.0

Super Guitar

By Donald Sicura

from Phila.,PA

I am by no means a professional & can only tell you what I personally think of this instrument. I bought this guitar about 3 weeks ago, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the workmanship & the sweetness of the sound, both with & without the amp, it is comparable to my 1956 Gibson ES225T in every way, I love the way it looks & feels while playing, if you are looking for a quality instrument at a very reasonable price, this is the one.

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5.0

Great guitar

By Nick

from montgomery al

This is a great guitar esp. for the price. I use it for every gig and it hasn't let me down. The guitar always is in tune and sounds rich. Only thing is that it's got a really bright treble tone. Other than that great.

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5.0

I want another one

By Eric Hill

from chicago IL

I started out on an acoustic guitar so I kinda wanted a similar sound that I was familar with. My guitar buddies have all kinds of guitars mostly strats. None of them had hollow guitars, so when I ran across this baby I decided to try it out and was sold!! They all really liked how it looked and said how pretty it was but was really surprised of how it sounded. There are many kinds of hollow body guitars Ibanez sell and I want at least 2 more of the ones I've seen and played at guitar center.

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5.0

GREAT SOUND

By Tony

from New Haven Ct

I purchased a AS73 a couple of weeks ago .I cant' believe the clean a bright sound from a guitar for this price.I have two American strat. I love the semi hollow body sustain.This is a great guitar with a chunky neck ..I can get a unbelievable Allman bro. sound from it.I compared it with gibson335,339 359 they are all great to but they start at 5x the price unless you are a collector or rich go with this.

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