Constructed from an all maple body, the Artcore guitar produces a focused tone with an impressive sustain and character. With a clear, defined upper midsection and a high-end sparkle, the maple body delivers a balanced low-end response ideal for chiming chords and super bright lead patterns. The thin archtop design delivers traditional jazz tones with an excellent midrange to complement your playing, while the thin design makes the Ibanez an incredibly comfortable guitar to play. For added acoustic projection, a duo of classic 'F' sound holes are also featured on the maple soundboard, providing a classic look that many guitarists associate with the 1950s era.
Bound Rosewood Fingerboard
The Ibanez is equipped with a bound rosewood fingerboard, which has been designed with a smooth, natural finish for a comfortable playing experience. The rosewood provides the guitar with a very responsive bright, snappy attack, along with a smooth sustain and an open midrange. It’s bound edges allow for a smooth play and fluid hand flexibility across the whole neck.
Classic Elite Pickups
Equipped with a set of Ibanez’s classic elite pickups, the Ibanez AS73 Artcore produces classic tones with a jazzy vibe. These ceramic humbuckers offer sweet, warm tones to add plenty of life to the guitar, while its moderate output ensures the sound can cut though even the densest mix. Both pickups are incredibly responsive to allow each note to shine, enhancing your playing style and creating a very versatile instrument.
ART-1 Bridge & Quik Change III Tailpiece
The AS series guitar features the ART-1 bridge and Quik Change III tailpiece combination in a stunning gold finish, creating a beautifully modern yet old appearance to compliment the guitar’s aesthetics. While the bridge helps improve the strings sustain and tuning stability, the tailpiece allows for a faster and easier string change than standard bridges.