The Ibanez Artcore AS73FM semi-hollowbody electric guitar gives you a killer deal on a fantastic instrument. The Artcore AS73FM sounds great and gives you a wide range of tone, making it an excellent choice for just about any musical genre. Its pair of humbucking pickups provides you with growling lows and focused highs, and a slim neck with a bound laurel fingerboard makes the AS73FM a pleasure to play. If you've been searching for semi-hollow tone and a great value, Music Experience can highly recommend the Ibanez Artcore AS73FM.
There's no substitute for the mellow and naturally resonant sound of an electric guitar with a semi-hollow body. Whether you're playing rockabilly, blues, or any number of modern styles, you're going to love the character the AS73FM semi-hollowbody guitar brings to your music.
Early hollowbody and semi-hollowbody electric guitars had wonderfully expressive tone that came with serious hum issues. That's why Ibanez and other guitar makers quickly developed special humbuckers, such as the Classic Elite models. These special humbuckers preserve your AS73FM semi-hollowbody guitar's bite but ditch the 60Hz hum and other noise. What's more, Classic Elite humbuckers give the AS73FM a unique sonic character that you're sure to have fun with.
The neck of any guitar determines how well it plays, which is why Ibanez selected one of their smoothest and most comfortable necks for the Artcore AS73FM semi-hollowbody guitar. Not only will your hand love the slim carve of this nyatoh neck, but your fingers will appreciate the beautifully bound laurel fingerboard.
Ibanez began its life in 1908 as the Hoshino Gakki company in Nagoya, Japan. However, the company didn’t get into the guitar business until 1929, when they started importing Salvador Ibanez guitars from Spain. In 1935, Hoshino Gakki began building Spanish acoustic guitars under the Ibanez Salvador name, which was later shortened to Ibanez. Although Ibanez began manufacturing electric guitars in 1957, the company was relatively unknown in the West until the 1960s, when they started producing guitars based on American designs. By the late 1970s, Ibanez had stopped producing derivative guitars and had begun manufacturing the original designs that the company is now known for. Ibanez is also famous for their effects pedals (most notably the Tube Screamer) and guitar amplifiers.
Ibanez introduced Artcore in 2002 and has been the hollow-body guitar of choice for musicians for the last 10 years. The Artcore's combination of quality workmanship and affordability has created legions of fans from diverse genres as blues, country, rock and jazz. Musicians can find the purity of an old school style jazz-box to a hybrid semi-hollow rocker. Artcore is highly respected for its tone, sustain and the way they hold their tuning and how the series continues to push the boundaries of guitar building.
|Body Shape||AS Artcore Doublecut|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Top Material||Flamed Maple|
|Body Finish||Polyurethane Gloss|
|Color||Transparent Indigo Fade|
|Neck Shape||Artcore AS|
|Fingerboard Material||Bound Laurel|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Acrylic Blocks|
|Number of Frets||22, Medium|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||ART-1 Bridge with Quik Change III Tailpiece|
|Tuners||Ibanez machine heads|
|Neck Pickup||Classic Elite Humbucker|
|Bridge Pickup||Classic Elite Humbucker|
|Controls||2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch|
|Manufacturer Part Number||AS73FM-TIF|