The Ibanez AS93 Artcore Expressionist semi-hollowbody electric guitar gives you a fat and detailed tone, making it an excellent choice for just about any musical genre. A pair of Super 58 humbucking pickups provides you with growling lows and focused highs. A slim neck with a bound ebony fingerboard makes the AS93 a pleasure to play. For vibrant hollowbody tone and impressive playability, Music Experience recommends the Ibanez AS93 Artcore Expressionist semi-hollowbody electric guitar.
There's no substitute for the mellow and naturally resonant sound of an electric guitar with a semi-hollow body. Ibanez built their AS93 semi-hollowbody guitar to capture the jangle and bite of a classic semi-hollowbody, which is why they built it with a flamed maple body. Whether you're playing rockabilly, blues, or any number of modern styles, you're going to love the character the AS93 semi-hollowbody guitar brings to your music.
Early hollowbody and semi-hollowbody electric guitars had a wonderfully expressive tone that came with serious hum issues. That's why Ibanez and other guitar makers quickly developed special humbuckers, such as the Super 58 pickups. These special humbuckers preserve your AS93 semi-hollowbody guitar's bite but ditch the 60Hz hum and other noise. What's more, Super 58 humbuckers give the AS93 a unique sonic character that you're sure to have fun with.
The neck of any guitar has a lot to do with how well it plays. That's why Ibanez selected one of their smoothest and most comfortable necks for the Artcore AS93 semi-hollowbody guitar. Not only will your hand love the slim carve of this 3-piece nyatoh/maple Expressionist neck, but your fingers will also appreciate the beautifully bound ebony 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.
|AS Artcore Expressionist
|Number of Strings
|Transparent Cherry Red
|Number of Frets
|Gibraltar Performer Bridge with Quik Change III Tailpiece
|Ibanez machine heads
|Super 58 Alnico Humbucker
|Super 58 Alnico Humbucker
|2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
|Manufacturer Part Number