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Ibanez Artcore Expressionist AM93 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Antique Yellow Sunburst

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This Artcore Expressionist AM93 semi-hollowbody guitar uses Custom 58 pickups combined with an arched quilted maple top, back, and sides to produce a warm and quick response. The slim and compact 3-pi... Read More

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This Artcore Expressionist AM93 semi-hollowbody guitar uses Custom 58 pickups combined with an arched quilted maple top, back, and sides to produce a warm and quick response. The slim and compact 3-piece Artcore set-in neck is made from mahogany and maple. The bound rosewood fretboard with 22 large frets, bound top, and gold hardware offers lush looks accented by white block inlays and multiple binding. The ART1 bridge provides accurate rock-solid intonation while the Quik Change III makes string changing easy.

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  • 3-piece mahogany/maple set-in neck
  • Quilted maple top, back, and sides
  • White block fretboard inlays
  • Bound top and fretboard
  • 22 frets
  • ART1 bridge and Quik Change III tailpiece
  • Custom 58 pickups
  • Gold hardware
  • Case sold separately
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IbanezArtcore Expressionist AM93 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

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4.0

I like it!

By Capt Telemark

from Shrewsbury Ma

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ibanez Artcore Expressionist AM93 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

      Very happy with action and sound.

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      5.0

      I would recommend to all of my guitar playing friends.

      By Slim Jim

      from Hebron, Ky.

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Ibanez Artcore Expressionist AM93 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

        I've been playing for over 55 years and can say that this is one of the best guitars I have ever played. Light weight, smooth neck, no sharp frets, love the 58 pick-ups, the only thing i changed was to put no strap locks, and locking tuners. Nothing else needs to be changed. Great electronics, and love the speed knobs. B y the way I do not work for Ibanez or Guitar Center. this is probably the biggest bang for your buck you can get. I've owned or still own Strats, PRS, Epiphone, Heritage (same as Gibson), Gretsch, and Carvin, and other Ibanez guitars the AM93 rates up there with the best of them. Can't say enough good things about it, great work to the Ibanez builders.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A real gem after a couple of changes

        By Jon

        from Northfield, MN

        Site Member

        Comments about Ibanez Artcore Expressionist AM93 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

        I've owned this guitar for almost 2 years now. I was absolutely amazed by it from the first time I saw it, held it, and played it. The feel, the weight, and the balance were fantastic. The tone and range of tones were everything one could want in a dual humbucker electric. I loved the smaller body size too, and what a looker. For the money, it's hard to believe they can produce an instrument like this. I've played the Gibson counter-parts and there is absolutely nothing that justifies the enormous price difference. Gibsons in general to me are over priced and over blown. The two minor changes I made to turn this into something nearly perfect were that I had to file a corner of the low E saddle to round it off, as it was sharp. I hit it a lot on percussive and heel-hand stop picking. And the tuners could not hold a note very well so I replaced them with auto-locking Gotohs. I've owned easily 100 guitars over the years. This ax is a real gem my friends!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I couldn't be happier

        By Reid

        from Tucson AZ

        Comments about Ibanez Artcore Expressionist AM93 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

        I want to start with the fact that I own and love an AM73. When I saw this upgrade, I had to have it.I've been a hobbyist for about 50 years and have owned many guitars, and I think that this guitar is special. The 73 is a great guitar, but this one outshines it on every level. It is Beautiful, the body size is perfect, the pickups are amazing, it has a great variety of tones, the neck is fast -- even the pickup selector is the best that I've ever encountered. I've always been a big fan of Ibanez guitars (I currently own 6),and I think that they offer amazing value. I've had this guitar for over 2 years now, and I don't think that it has seen the inside of it's case yet. I would repurchase it in a heartbeat, it's a great guitar!

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        5.0

        oh, yeah...

        By Vincent

        from Brookfield CT

        Comments about Ibanez Artcore Expressionist AM93 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

        I have been playing guitar since 1966 and this is one of the finest guitars I have ever played. Mates real nice with tube amps. Gives out a solid and meaty clean sound...and can crunch and growl with ease.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome guitar all around!

        By Jacob

        from New Smyrna, Florida

        Comments about Ibanez Artcore Expressionist AM93 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

        I was hesitant to buy this guitar sight unseen or played. But i felt pretty confident after reading the reviews here. I was NOT disappointed. Infact the exact opposite was true. I play a somewhat large variety of music, I will go from Chet Atkins finger picking to Brian Setzer rockabilly and switch right into Megadeath and Metallica without batting an eye. This guitar covers such a wide variety of tones that it can handle ALL of the genres very nicely. I highly recommend this instrument. You cannot beat the price that GC offers and when you consider they shipped it right to my front door in just a few days for free!!! One note: The only thing I can say negatively about this guitar is that the tuners are a touch slippery. That could be the strings? But most likely it is somewhat cheap tuners. I will probably NEVER sell this guitar, but I will most likely eventually replace the tuners with higher quality.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing for the money

        By steve terhune

        from Annapolis, MD

        Comments about Ibanez Artcore Expressionist AM93 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

        The Ibanez necks on their hollowbody guitars are some of the most playable I have ever owned. See my review on the GB-10. I went to look at this one yesterday ay my local GC. I was blown away by the beauty of it, the perfect workmanship, the woods, finish- even the knobs are cooler than a Gibson. The pickups are great for a sub $1000 guitar, although I may go with some Classic '59's or PAF-type ones, just to take it up another notch. I have owned some incredible and expensive guitars like a PRS hollowbody, Fenders and Gibson's, and Gretsch and, although they are mostly great guitars, many, especially the Gibsons, have finish and binding flaws. Not PRS, our hometown boy, BTW. I would recommend that you play this one. Trying it out doesn't cost you a penny.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Stellar Performer

        By Drake Tunson

        from Charlotte, NC

        Comments about Ibanez Artcore Expressionist AM93 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

        Ibanez' AM93 is one superbly crafted instrument. I purchased the transparent red sunburst finish model and not only is it a handsome guitar in appearance (with its quilted maple top), it simply shines from the quality, versatility and performance aspects. Having tested several other fine guitar brands - the AM93 simply suits my tastes and preference for a quality instrument with great looks and excellent tonal variety. The Ibanez Super 58 pickups are very responsive and complement the instrument's other quality attributes (i.e. comfortable neck, small body with full/warm tone). I'm enjoying every aspect of this guitar and would recommend to anyone who's looking for exceptional quality, versatility and great value.

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        4.0

        Terrific semi-hollow

        By David Wells

        from San Jose, CA

        Comments about Ibanez Artcore Expressionist AM93 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

        Bought this model a few weeks ago and have been really enjoying it. I play a wide variety of music, from reggae to pop to modern rock to slightly harder stuff, and this covers the gamut. Finish is really superb - I don't care where it was made, my unit arrived pretty much flawless and very well setup. Intonation was spot-on and action was terrific right out of the box. The only improvement I can imagine is a minor mod I'm considering doing, swapping the volume pots for push-pull types and tapping the coils in both humbuckers. If you scan the Ibanez line, you'll see several pricier models that have coil-tap switches. I think this will expand the range of tones even further, letting me take this from Tele to Strat to LP to near-hollow body tones. The only question is can I do this without performing major surgery on the Super-58 Custom HB's. Unfortunately I cannot find hard spec's on the pickups anywhere, so I'll have to open it up to figure out how many leads the pup's have. I did alot of research before purcasing this, and I don't think you can find a better quality, better looking, better sounding guitar at this price point anywhere.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Beautiful Instrument

        By William Easton

        from ROSEVILLE, CA.

        Comments about Ibanez Artcore Expressionist AM93 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

        I was a little concerned about ordering direct from the factory. Not to hold and see this guitar before purchasing was a bit of a worry. Being reassured by the staff at Guitar Center that I could return it if I found something I did not like, I placed my order. I was told that it would be a two week wait for delivery. And exactly two weeks later it was delivered at my door. It was well packed and when I removed this Artcore AM-93, I could not believe how beautiful it is. After a close inspection honestly, I could not fine any flaws or things to be concerned about. The finish is gorgeous and the frets are perfect. The binding is flawless!I am in love with this guitar. I changed the heavy strings that it came with and reinstalled a set of .011 Chrome Flat Wounds. The action needs lowering for my taste, so I will have this done by an expert. This instrument is a joy to play and the pickups respond fine for the jazz & blues style playing that I do. I don't see how they can produce a nice instrument like this for this price. Ebanez must really watch their quality control. The folks at Guitar Center are great to deal with and were very helpful and reassuring in placing my order.

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