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Ibanez Artcore AS73 Electric Guitar (Brown Sunburst)

by Ibanez
4 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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Product Description

Swingin' tone, singing sustain and a sweet price! With a body thickness of 2 5/8", the AS73TCR is the hollow body that thinks it's solid! Part of the Ibanez Artcore Series this guitar comes with flamed maple top, back and sides, set-in mahogany neck with

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004AOKEYO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #209,961 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 7, 2011

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Sure, this guitar does not compare with Guilds or Gibsons but you get what you pay for. Aside from being a very handsome guitar this thing is very versatile. It will do nice ringing jazz chords and if you use distortion it has a very unique sound. I really like the bouncy feel of the strings, when you play it plays back with a very lively spring in its step. Make sure a qualified person sets it up because it can play very low
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I'd previously goofed around on dad's Strat but this was my first electric. Sounds great w/ bridge pickup and tone at 4 through just about anything, I normally play with a G-DEC Jr and many different settings. I recommend D'Addario Blues/Jazz rock strings, Ernie Balls sounded too much like a Strat. I managed to get it on sale at a national chain for $260, would definitely get another if something happened to this within reasonable prices. It won't go for metal, but if you're looking at this you probably don't care.
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By Axedaddyc on December 11, 2012
I have owned this guitar for about 7 years. Mine is in transparent cherry. I used to play out but don't anymore. I would with this one though. I play through a Peavey Classic 50 410 and I can get the tones that suit my style of playing. The finish on mine is nearly flawless. I love the neck and it stays in tune. I did have to adjust the intonation but not a big deal. I have played a lot of guitars in my 50+ years and I can say this is a winner. I paid closer to $300.00 when I bought mine. Even at the price they go for today I believe it is a fine purchase. I for sure would recommend going to a shop and playing a few different semi-hollows then make a choice. I did and this is what I ended up with. No regrets.
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About 12 years ago, I wrote a favorable review shortly after buying the Ibanez AS73. Now, in 2015, I am writing another one after having used it arguably more than any others in my collection. I am a working guitarist-meaning that I am what you would call a 'hired gun.' I've worked in rock and blues bands, jazz groups, latin groups, cruise ship production showbands, praise/worship church groups, swing bands,rockabilly groups, etc. This little gem of a guitar that i purchased way back in 2004 has been with me in most all of these groups and has performed brilliantly. It is the most versatile instrument I own. If you are looking for real value for the money, then this is the guitar to get! It has a 'voice' that most guitars in this price range don't. I've never had the stock pick-ups replaced and am satisfied with the sound. The neck feels comfortable to play and there is a spring to the action. To be sure, the cosmetics of the guitar are minimal yet adequate. Earlier models of Ibanez semi-hollows like the Artstar 80 or the Artist definitely have more bling...but you pay for those niceties that ultimately don't matter much if at all with the sound. The finish is polyurethane as you would expect, and the maple body is serviceable. OF Course, unless you get really lucky you won't see much in terms of a flame pattern in the woodgrain and you won't be telling all your friends about the inlays. But the neck is straight, the fretwork is clean, and the thing stays in tune. It's built like a tank and I have played this instrument in cold countries like Norway and FInland, or in 100 degree heat here in the U.S. The polyurethane finish might look cheaper than a nitrocellulose one (expensive Gibsons and others) but it won't nick or scratch easily.Read more ›
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