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Ibanez Artcore Series AS73 Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar Transparent Cherry

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As evidenced by its long-standing association with such giants of jazz guitar as George Benson, Pat Metheny, and John Scofield, Ibanez has been a constant pioneer in the world of hollow-body guitar building for more than three decades. Part of that legacy is owed to the Artcore collection, which has succeeded in smashing any and all preconceptions ...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

As evidenced by its long-standing association with such giants of jazz guitar as George Benson, Pat Metheny, and John Scofield, Ibanez has been a constant pioneer in the world of hollow-body guitar building for more than three decades. Part of that legacy is owed to the Artcore collection, which has succeeded in smashing any and all preconceptions in its wake as to what a great hollow or semi-hollow ought to be. The Artcore formula builds on equal parts luthiery know-how, daring design, and a passion for warm, full-bodied tone.

The AS73 features a select-grade Maple semi-hollow body, a set-in Mahogany neck and Rosewood fretboard contribute to the warm-sounding characteristics of the AS73. Ibanez designed the Classic Elite pickups to give you big, full tone and well-balanced output. Case sold separately.

Features

  • Artcore set mahogany neck
  • Double-cutaway, all-maple body
  • 22 frets
  • Bound rosewood fretboard
  • ART1 bridge
  • Classic Elite pickups
  • Pearl dot inlay
  • Chrome hardware
  • Case sold separately
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IbanezArtcore Series AS73 Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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5.0

Great 335/dot copy for the money

By Tiny tim

from San Diego, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Binding inconsistencies

Best Uses

    Comments about Ibanez Artcore Series AS73 Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    No reviews for this model, is it new? I just bought one at my local guitar center and I like it a lot... I have owned a cheap epiphone dot in sunburst, made in China, and I also owned a real sunburst 1976 Ibanez Artist 2630, MIJ, which was a beautiful guitar. Both have since been sold, but I'd say this new as73 feels and sounds much closer to the vintage Japanese Ibanez, than the cheap epiphone dot. And I paid about the same price for that dot 10 years ago as I just did for this brand new as73 in 2017.

    This is a fantastic guitar for the money, In terms of feel and tone, I think it holds its own with guitars that cost 3x as much. If you look really close at the binding you may find some minor inconsistencies but overall it looks very nice. Much better than the epiphone, and the epiphone didn't have fretboard or f hole binding.

    I do miss the abalone inlays on the fretboard and headstock on the vintage Ibanez. This new as73 has plastic inlays and the headstock stuff looks painted on. Maybe if I paid up for a pricier new model it would be more comparable to the vintage one, this is a pretty cheap guitar really.

    I'll also say that so far I think the electronics sound much better than in the epiphone, which had horribly muddy and dark sounding pickups and/or pots.

    So I'd say if you want a 335 style guitar in this price range, this is a great option, maybe the best. The 12 string version is excellent too.

    I'd definitely recommend this over the epiphone dot, but then maybe they've improved the quality on those since mine was made in around 2006.

    I'm sure a real USA es-335 is more carefully crafted and sounds better that this Indonesian Ibanez, maybe even really 10x better?? I don't know, how to even quantify that, but I'm just probably never going to spend 2-3k on a guitar, so it's really nice that the quality has come so far on these lower end Asian-manufactured instruments, to make something this good attainable to a normal person.

     
    3.0

    Good Semi-Hollow IF Only?

    By markerf16

    from Durham, NC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ibanez Artcore Series AS73 Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    How can you not love a semi-hollow? I'm sorta writing this review for the entire Artcore Line of Semi-hollows caused I've played and worked on them a lot in the past 8 years. I will tell you what I love and hate about these.

    Necks feel and look good - Pickups for the price work just fine, but you will eventually want to change them - Love the Ibanez flavors especially the 'Mint Blue'! - Size is perfect for semi-hollow and is a great affordable substitution for the Gibby ES model. Ibanez -rather it's a plastic or a bone nut, cuts them right and they look good and straight. I cannot say that about all the other brands.

    The Bad: Took a few guitars to get a straight neck through the bridge. Low E was way in and the High E was near the edge. - Ibanez send these out with 10-52 strings and for a reason! Because they are NOT STABLE with lighter strings. If you like 9-42 strings you will need a new bridge saddle being the G (and a few others) will not intonate.. If you like 10-46's you will need a complete setup and you will most likely loose the action, and you may have to flip the saddles on the E,A and G strings to make room for intonation. 10-52's work great for these guitars and that's why Ibanez ships them out with these. However 10-52's also make the guitar a little harder to play and I really don't care for them.

    Still a great guitar with potential.. keep the 10-52's on it to avoid a headache! I did return mine because of the over all sloppiness and lack of quality on the one I got. Cracks in the binding when I looked real close.. They also forgot to finish painting the guitar headstock on the one I got. Guitar Center took good care of me and so no worries on the return. Fair warning that some of these can be heavy and I mean 11-12 or even 13lbs. Average is around 9-10 though.

     
    4.0

    Buy this one asap

    By Paul D. Randle

    from Tooele Utah

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Worship at your church, with this one guitar.

      Comments about Ibanez Artcore Series AS73 Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

      I want to start by saying that you should get this guitar, if you've never owned one. It is the best of both worlds, the beauty of acoustic and the rock of a set neck.

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