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The Ibanez Artcore AS93 is a semi-hollowbody electric guitar that goes for an amazingly affordable price plus you get the quality and tone you expect from Ibanez. After all, they're the guitar company... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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The Ibanez Artcore AS93 is a semi-hollowbody electric guitar that goes for an amazingly affordable price plus you get the quality and tone you expect from Ibanez. After all, they're the guitar company with over four decades of experience making full and semi-acoustic guitars.

The Artcore AS93 features a 3-piece neck for additional stability and strength and stunning abalone inlays. Medium output Artcore pickups produce clear tones and work well with effects pedals.

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Features
  • Artcore Set-In neck
  • 3pc. Maple/ Mahogany Neck Material
  • Flamed Maple top/ sides/back Body
  • 22/Large frets
  • Bound Rosewood Finger Board
  • ART1 bridge
  • Super 58 Custom Neck PU
  • Super 58 Custom Bridge PU
  • Artcore DX Inlay
  • High quality gold hardware
  • Case sold separately
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IbanezArtcore AS93 Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Jamming (3)
  • Recording (3)
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(42 of 57 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

fluent blues

By Ian R

from ontario canada

Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS93 Electric Guitar:

I've had this guitar about 10 months it's been good to me and brought me back into guitar playing something I now have time to focus on. It has good tone and for the price has a lot going for it.. I think the H pick ups could be better and I might change them, I have added the optional pick guard, (something to rest my fingers on). The coated brass bridge etc. could be of better quality as the coating, (polished), wears off after some use, (sweat related), so some clear nail polish may add some protection?. I think in all for what you pay for this guitar it is a good purchase though falls short of the professional axe so I may upgrade to a JS 100, if I can free up the dollars, or maybe something a little more extravagant ???.

(20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Beautiful!

By Tony

from CA

Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS93 Electric Guitar:

As I have a few different guitars, I decided on a hollow or semi-hollow, for my next purchase. The Joe Pass, is a very nice piece, loved the casino's and sheridens. BUT, looks, versitility, feel, and of course the great price, I could not pass this one up.I got the blue sunburst w/stoptail bridge. Love, did I say love this guitar. Better than the Epiphones I was considering. Just feels right, and if you like the "Chuck Berry" sound, well look no further, if you like to experiment, this guitar can do just about anything you would like. I don't do the fretboard gymnastics of some heavy metal music, so I am sure this may not be appropiate. If you can at least give this one a try, it is killer!

(19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

garage glen

By Glen

from long beach

Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS93 Electric Guitar:

This is my BABY! Love it! Great for all kinds of music,even METAL....It puts out smooth BLUES tones.Good pickups, fast neck.Looks asome without a pick gaurd, but after time it will mess up the finsh though.GREAT GUITAR!!!!!

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ibanez Rocks My Blues

By BluesRocker

from Kansas City, Missouri

Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS93 Electric Guitar:

I've owned and played my AS93 for over two years now. I love this guitar. And the more I play it the better it gets. It has never failed me so it's reliable. It plays like melted butter and sounds awesome through a Fender Blues Jr. NOS amp. A Gibson ES335 or Epiphone Sheraton II ain't got nothin' on this guitar. The neck pickup sounds so sweet for blues soloing it will make your ears weep with joy. I ordered mine sight unseen with confidence because I know the quality of Ibanez Artcore guitars because I already had an AM73TBR when I ordered this one. When it arrived I examined it thoroughly...it was flawless. The gold hardware on the Blueburst finish with white binding is stunning. The pickup selector switch is rugged and feels solid. The volume and tone pots turn freely and work very well. Everything was tight. The setup was pretty good and the intonation was spot on right out of the box. It required very little attention to bring it up to my satisfaction. Like I said, I have two Artcores, an AM73TBR (3yrs) and an AS93BLS and both of them are great guitars. Oh sure, the AS93 is a better guitar because it's a deluxe model but they both play and sound awesome. So if you are looking for that semi-hollow vibe then the AS93 is as good as it get for the money. Oh yeah, unless yo have tiny hands, Gibson and Epiphone 335 style guitars have restricted access to frets above the fifteenth, Ibanez Artcores do not.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Gio

from Springfield, MA

Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS93 Electric Guitar:

This is a great guitar, it is very high quality and the way it sounds will blow you away. My band plays mainly alternative stuff but we also do some metal and hard rock sometimes. Ive played it in drop D with a heavy metal sound on a line 6 amp and it sounds insane. It is a very versatile and great looking guitar Buy it!!!!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent All Around. Ridiculous Price for the Quality

By Guitar Dad

from Texas

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blue Is Gorgeous
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Didn't Buy It Sooner

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS93 Electric Guitar:

I'm more than a hobbyist, but do not consider myself a seasoned pro, by any means. I've played guitar for around 23 years and I always wanted to get a semi hollow-body guitar. I originally looked at the 335's ages ago, but never got around to buying one. I'm glad I didn't. After reading the reviews and listening to people play it on YouTube (look for Santi Guillén's video of this guitar), I knew this was the one I wanted.

I ordered the blue starburst version from GuitarCenter.com and once it arrived, I unpacked it at the store to inspect it (never bought a guitar online before so wanted it shipped to the store in case there was something wrong with it). Four employees stopped what they were doing to look at it and comment on how beautiful it is. The blue really is gorgeous.

I could tell the playability on this was fantastic from the moment I unwrapped it and started tuning it up. The action on it was perfect. I could probably have it professionally set, but I don't want to give it up long enough to do that, right now.

I do have a '52 Gibson hollow-body electric and a '96 mid-range Strat, but the Ibanez AS93 is definitely my favorite. It sounds incredible through a vintage tube amp, but should sound excellent in a solid state amp as well.

This was such a great buy and I can't recommend it enough.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Outstanding Guitar

By Lanney

from Corona, CA

Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS93 Electric Guitar:

I sold my Gibson 336cs which I paid over $3,000.00 for, this Ibanez model as93 as far as I am concerned looks just as nice, the quality is there and plays wonderfully. I did my ouw set up, straignten the neck a little, lowered the bridge a little and corrected the harmonics and now it sounds and plays better than the Gibson for thousands more. Simply put this is an outstanding guitar. Guitar center delivered as promissed with a 30 day back guarantee. Go get one!!!!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great build quality

By Jazzcat

from Northeast

Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS93 Electric Guitar:

Excellent build quality. High attention to detail such as interior gluing, paint, binding, flush mounted bridge, and level frets. The pickups are distinctive in that they are clear and articulate...less of a midrange tone than other pickups. There is full access to the neck with a rounded neck feel that conforms to most hand shapes and results in easier playing. String tension is light especially with 9 gauge strings. IMO it sounds worse with flatwound strings that seem to limit atriculation

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Chad Chacchia

from Dallas, Tx

Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS93 Electric Guitar:

I will start out by saying that I have only been playing a little over a year. I will say though that in that year I have developed an obsession and play all the time. I also spend a great deal of time researching both my inspirational artist and how to achieve their tones. That being said, I first looked at Epiphone Casino's, when I decided I wanted a semi hollow body. I personally did not particularly like the feel. I grabbed an Articore, just to compare and I felt the action was much better. The thing felt great. When I started researching their site, I saw the Blue Sunburst and fell in Love with the look. I ordered it without seeing one in person or actually playing an AS model. I must admit I was a bit concerned at that idea. Concerned no more. Out of the box, this guitar is absolutely stunning. Anyone who has seen it has commented on how beautiful it is. Test one, passed with flying colors. Then I plugged it in and was heaven. For clean blues, it sounds fantastic. I had read the output in the pickups was a bit low, so I was concerned how it would sound for rock and fuzz. It sounds awesome for those as well. I play through a Peavy Delta Blues 210 and use a few different effects. I will say I can achieve all the tones I want from Floydish Gilmour sounds (wich was a big pleasant surprise) to Gary Clark Jr. Fuzz. I havent played my strat since I bought it! Bottom line.....This guitar looks great, feels fantastic and sounds fantastic. If something ever happens to it, it will be replaced by another one. It will stay in my collection!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Quality and Amazing Deal

By ML

from California

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS93 Electric Guitar:

      This is an astounding deal. I have had several Gibsons including a ES 335 and the fit and finish of the AS93 is actually better. The Super 58 pickups sound great right out of the box and the fretwork is excellent. I may switch to a Gotoh bridge and stoptail at some point since I have used them for many years, but I will leave everything else as is. The matching Ibanez case was made by TKL and is good for the money with three latches, but if you need a true road worthy case you will want to spend more and upgrade. This model Ibanez guitar is simply a gem, check it out.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Blues Phenomenon

      By Joaquin David Menjivar-Couch

      from Carrollton, GA

      Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS93 Electric Guitar:

      I have played a lot of electric guitars, including some solid bodies and semi-hollow bodies. One thing I can tell you is that this guitar has sound that is comparable to either a Gibson or a Gretsch. I love it. The sound is really good for blues and the feel is remarkable. It's a must get guitar for anyone.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wow!!!

      By John K Jones

      from Los Angeles, CA

      Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS93 Electric Guitar:

      First, it looks so much better then the photo! What a beautiful looking guitar(my wife said flashy, but it is more stunning). This is a thin body guitar. Feels great in the hands. Sounds great when plugged in and nice when just sitting on the couch noodling around with out the amp(it is not "loud" when unplugged. This is my 5th guitar that I have bought from GC. I bought this one online and it came packed great. Out of the box, just had to tune it a bit and it was ready to play!! Well worth the price!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Absolute Steal

      By Maverick

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Intonation

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Live Shows
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS93 Electric Guitar:

      If you're looking for a bargain ES-335, look no further. Very similar sounding to an Eastman T-386, but almost half the price. The quality received for this price is pretty unreal. In my opinion the the overall quality greatly surpassed that of the Epiphone Dot. The selling point for me, aside from the beautiful violin burst finish, was the Super 58's. They're everything that I could've wanted in a humbucker. I've found that this guitar is very versatile, handling everything from soft jazz to rock. And it's great for getting a bluesy jam sound too (Warren Haynes-esque). Great buy for a first semi-hollow.

       
      5.0

      Amazing bang for the buck... or more!

      By BJJAlex

      from Bastrop, TX

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues
        • Touring

        Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS93 Electric Guitar:

        I've owned a Washburn HB-35 and Gibson ES-335 (dot), playing live and recording with both. This guitar feels every bit as solid as both, perhaps even better in some ways. The electronics sound different than the 335 so it's taking some getting used to. I actually think they could be better suited for jazz! (I know, blasfemous).

         
        5.0

        Best guitar I've ever bought

        By Tom

        from Lewisville, TX

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS93 Electric Guitar:

          Last electric I had was about 20 years ago. I got this guitar with a little 20 watt Fender Champion 1 week ago today and can't put it down. I bought it on line without ever touching one before. First thing I did is take it to the local Guitar Center to have them check the truss rod and lower the bridge to get the strings as close to the fret board as possible and replaced the factory strings with 9 gauge Super Slinkys. They had me in and out in 30 minutes. The pictures on line don't do the guitar justice. I got the sun burst. Pick ups are great. The sound is smooth and clear. The neck seems to be a bit thinner but wider than guitars I've played before which makes it very easy play. I've been playing songs I already knew plus learning new ones. I've also started playing chicken licken - a style I haven't played before.

          The effects on the amp are amazing going from clear sounding with no distortion to Mega Death as well as chorus, analogue delay, flanger, reverb and tremolo. Want to play the theme song to Better Call Saul? Turn the distortion down, use the neck pickup and throw in a little reverb. Want to play Fire Woman by The Cult? Put on one of the heavier distortion settings, use the bridge pickup and turn the flanger up high. Want to play some country? Use the middle pick up setting, turn up the base, turn the distortion off and add just a little reverb.

          I'll say thanks to Guitar Center of Lewisville, TX too for the minor adjustments I wanted done on the guitar.

          This is the total package for the price if you want to jam with buddies or play / practice by yourself.

           
          5.0

          You won't regret buying this guitar

          By Lee

          from undisclosed

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          Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS93 Electric Guitar:

          This has been a fantastic addition to my "collection." I plays extremely well. The sound is great. Rings out nicely. Can be warm or bright and if over-driven can be raunchy as well. Any adjustments are made very easily with the quick access to the truss rod. Seems to stay in tune well. Hardware is solid. Build quality seems impeccable. Great feel, vibe from this guitar. Love playing it.

          If I had one pseudo gripe it would be that the color on the website is not really nearly the color of the guitar in real life. It is not nearly that bright of a blue. I kind of would have liked it to be not quite as blue as the pic but a lot brighter than it is. Also, there is far more black around the outside than what the picture shows.

          Overall I would definitely recommend this piece if you are looking for an affordable great sounding, extremely playable semi-hollow or hollow body guitar.

           
          4.0

          For the price, 4-5 stars

          By Dogchow

          from San Jose, Ca

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Good Feel

          Cons

          • Poor Pick Up

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS93 Electric Guitar:

            This really is hard to beat for the price compared to a 335, but no matter what anyone says, it's not a 335. I changed the neck pickup to a S. Duncan Jazz and it really helped shape the tone. I don't use the bridge pickup at all, because of strictly jazz music use. I also use flat wound strings. I might consider deleting the bridge pickup and knobs altogether. Would have liked to received at least a cheap case with this purchase.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            This guitar is a keeper

            By Gil

            from Dana Point, ca

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            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Ibanez Artcore AS93 Electric Guitar:

            Great neck, beautiful flammed maple body and excellent sound

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