Ibanez Artcore AS73 (Tobacco Brown) Reviews5.0/5.0 based on 3 customer reviews
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from Buffalo NY
March 23, 2013Music Background:
No worries just buy it, It's that good!This guitar is fantastic in sight and sound and plays like a dream both clean and through a overdrive, Sweet sweet bliss plus Sweetwaters 55 check out and shipping and packing are top notch. If your looking for a Semi-Hollow at an extremely affordable price, you simply can't beat this guitar. Buy it yesterday.
March 5, 2013Music Background:
AS73 is an Amazing Deal!I have to admit, this was my first guitar in the semi-hollow world. I was looking to go a little more budget friendly as I wasn't sure how I would get along with it. I had always heard that the Ibanez AS Series were very good guitars. Needless to say, I was just stunned at the quality of this guitar for what I paid for it. The finish is just beautiful, I was really taken by the cosmetic beauty of the Tobacco Brown finish. The build quality far exceeded what I expected from a $400 guitar. Then....I plugged it in.....a resounding WOW here too! The clean tone was just awesome! I expected the pickups to be a little flat and uninspiring, but once again I was wrong. The block running under the bridge and pickups really does eliminate the feedback. The guitar reacts very well to gain too, whether it be an OD pedal or the lead channel of my tube amps. It's very easy to play as well. I'm more of a 9-42 string gauge guy, but this guitar plays effortlessly with 10's on it. All the hardware is above average. Overall a great value and I would highly recommend this guitar. Now I just need to grab a case for it since I now know it's a keeper!
March 4, 2013Music Background:
Producer and semi-pro musician
Plays like a guitar costing 3 times as muchI have been really impressed by the quality of Ibanez guitars lately, and this Artcore AS73 is no exception. This guitar is so immediately playable, it felt like I had it for 5 years the first time I picked it up. Great action, wonderful intonation and rich tones...unbelievable combination for a guitar in this price range. Kudos to Ibanez for their workmanship and to Sweetwater for carrying this truly wonderful guitar.