Ibanez Artcore AS73 - Tobacco Brown

Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with Maple Top, Back, and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Bound Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Tobacco Brown
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A Rockin' Semi-hollowbody Guitar!

The Ibanez AS73 semi-hollowbody electric guitar gives you a killer deal on a fantastic instrument. The Artcore AS73 sounds great and gives you a wide range of tone, making it an excellent choice for just about any musical genre you want to play. Its pair of humbucking pickups provide you with growling lows and focused highs, and a slim neck with a bound rosewood fingerboard makes the AS73 a pleasure to play. Order your Ibanez AS73 semi-hollowbody electric guitar from Sweetwater today!

Ibanez AS73 Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Semi-acoustic body with maple top, back, and sides provides a bright and naturally expressive tone
  • Classic Elite humbucking pickups capture electric sound and acoustic resonance, without 60-cycle hum
  • Slim mahogany neck and bound rosewood fingerboard give you smooth feel and comfortable action
Semi-acoustic body with maple top, back, and sides provides a bright and naturally expressive tone

There's no substitute for the mellow and naturally resonant sound of an electric guitar with a semi-acoustic body. Ibanez built their AS73 semi-hollowbody guitar to capture the jangle and bite of a classic semi-hollowbody, which is why they built it with an all-laminate maple body. Whether you're playing rockabilly, blues, or any number of modern styles, you're going to love the character the AS73 semi-hollowbody guitar brings to your music.

Classic Elite humbucking pickups capture electric sound and acoustic resonance, without 60-cycle hum

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 AS73 semi-hollowbody guitar's bite, but ditch the 60Hz hum and other noise. What's more, Classic Elite humbuckers give the AS73 a unique sonic character that you're sure to have fun with.

Slim mahogany neck and bound rosewood fingerboard give you smooth feel and comfortable action

The neck of any guitar has a lot to do with how well it plays, which is why Ibanez selected one of their smoothest and most comfortable necks for the Artcore AS73 semi-hollowbody guitar. Not only will your hand love the slim carve of this mahogany neck, but your fingers will appreciate the beautifully bound rosewood fingerboard.

Ibanez AS73 Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • A versatile semi-acoustic electric guitar
  • Perfect for a wide range of musical styles and playing techniques
  • Semi-hollow maple body with sustain block for acoustic resonance and naturally bright tone
  • Dual Classic Elite humbucking pickups capture sweet electric tone and acoustic resonance with no hum
  • Comfortably slim mahogany neck is easy to play and gives you convenient access to the upper frets
  • Bound rosewood fretboard feels smooth and looks amazing
The Ibanez Artcore AS73 semi-hollowbody sounds great and is tons of fun to play!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Semi-hollowbody
Body Shape AS
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Maple Laminate
Top Material Maple Laminate
Color Tobacco Brown
Body Finish High-gloss Polyurethane
Neck Material Mahogany, Set
Neck Shape Artcore
Radius 12"
Scale Length 24.75"
Fingerboard Material Bound Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Blocks
Number of Frets 22, Medium
Nut Width 1.692"
Bridge/Tailpiece ART-1 with Quik Change III tailpiece
Tuners Artcore Chrome
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Classic Elite Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Classic Elite Humbucker
Controls 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
Strings (.009-.042)
Manufacturer Part Number AS73TBC

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Like an ES335 for a fraction of the price!

I ended up purchasing the model above this one ~ however I played this one for at least 30 minutes. The feel and play-ability are excellent. When I plugged it into an amp, I was blown away. At this price point, there's not much out there that delivers this level of quality. Easily worth at least double - if not triple the price. I ended up spending more $ and got the model above this one, which has a few extras and some additional details. Ibanez is such a huge player in the guitar market. They easily hold their own against American brands like Fender and Gibson. Anyone that says otherwise is either drinkin' the Kool-Aid or simply hasn't done the research.. Ibanez has been around at least 50 years (if not 75 or 100) and makes extremely high quality instruments.
Music background: Professional Musician and Recording Expert
5/5

Amazing value

Well have spent hundreds and thousands on all types of guitars, from Gibson's to Martin's and can not believe the quality and build of this very fine guitar. It plays like a dream, the set up by Sweetwater with their 55 point inspection made this guitar a dream come true. It's always a shot in the dark with you buy online but not this time. Would I purchase this guitar again? Hell yes I would. I would pay triple the costs to have this guitar knowing now the true value of this guitar. Go get one you will love it.
Music background: Hobbyist for over 40 years.
5/5

Plays like a guitar costing 3 times as much

I 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.
Music background: Producer and semi-pro musician
5/5

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!
Music background: Hobbyist
5/5

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.
Music background: Hobbyist
See also: Semi Hollows, Ibanez, Ibanez Semi-hollowbody Guitars