Ibanez Artcore AS73 Electric Guitar Reviews

Ibanez Artcore AS73 Electric Guitar

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  • Ibanez Artcore AS73: Is This A Piece of Firewood, Or Am I Nuts?

    Jan 20, 2008 by buffoonery is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Musical Instruments
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Attractive, lightweight, fast neck, competitive price
    Cons: Muddy pick-ups, string buzzing, uncomfortable frets

    Summary: So I’m over at my friendly neighborhood Guitar Center the other day because I have to replace the case for my 1952 Gibson ES-5, which has completely fallen to pieces (the case, not the guitar) and was most recently a home for the itinerant ... read more

  • Looking for classic Gibson ES335 overdiven rock tone?

    Aug 23, 2009 by
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    Pros: Full, woody tone. Comfortable to play. Well built. Nicely Finished. Price- fantastic value.
    Cons: Nothing major.
    Finish slightly glossy.
    No pick guard.

    Summary: I was after the classic Gibson ES-335 overdriven rock tone but couldn't justify £2000 on a Gibson so set out to compare various ES-335 types for around £300-£400. Having compared a few including a Court Souce and Hofner Verythin (both ... read more

  • A Pooh Man's 335??? Try Again...!!

    Mar 19, 2008 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Price, finish, price, action, and price.
    Cons: Pickups and not having a pickguard!!

    Summary: I bought my Transparent Cherry AS73 when they first came out. Back in 1975 I traded my Cherry Red 1963 335 for an Explorer and ever since Iíve been sorry for having trade-her in. Iíve played professionally for 20+ years and more than 40 overall; owned ... read more

  • Ibanez As73 Artcore Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar

    Feb 28, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Attractive, nice low action without buzzes, low price
    Cons: Rough frets with sharp edges, terrible, low output pick-ups giving a thin, shallow sound.

    Summary: I dropped by the local Guitar Center the other day looking for a 335 semi-hollow style guitar. Well, wouldn't you know it? They had just hung up on the wall some new Chinese AS73's. The appearance and price of just $299.00 caught my attention, and ... read more

  • What a sound!

    Dec 27, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great finger action, beautiful look, and at a price where it was a steal.
    Cons: Maybe too nice to have around my two and four year old boys!!

    Summary: I just bought my second guitar yesterday and went with the AS73 and couldn't be happier! I've been playing a hand me down acoustic for 20 years along with a Fender Telecaster I bought in 88 and wanted to upgrade. I have always liked the look of the ... read more

  • Ibanez Artcore AS-73: Ibanez Continues to Impress

    Feb 21, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Super bargain.
    Cons: I struggle to find any given the price.

    Summary: The Ibanez AS-73 is one of three initial jazz guitar models issued in recent years under the Artcore line. This particular model is inspired by the Gibson 335, but with its own unmistakable flair and style. I was originally given the AF-75 for Christmas ... read more

  • Value, value Value!

    Aug 8, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast neck Great ease-of-playing Definitely a show-off guitar
    Cons: Intonation MUST be set Carefully! Uneven drop-off on volume knobs can be a problem

    Summary: As a serious player and collector, this one caught my eye, it was only after a closer look i was amazed at the fact that this was made by Ibanez! Then the shock: The price!! WOW! I ripped it off the shelf and plugged it into the nearest Marshall stack in ... read more

  • Another Artcore Bang For The Buck

    Feb 24, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great bang for the buck semi hollow guitar
    Cons: none

    Summary: I was helping a friend's son pick out his first electric guitar and wanted to show him some of the Epiphone Guitars I like. While he was playing the "Dot" I picked out for him to try, I picked up an Ibanez AS73. WOW! better action cleaner pickups,and ... read more

  • A very good rhythm guitar.

    Jan 6, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quite versatile for jazz, country, swing or rock. Killer looks.
    Cons: Not versatile enough for tapping or artificial harmonics.

    Summary: I have been playing guitar for about five to six (can't quite remember) years now and I have taken to forming a small collection. However, I am a college student and I don't have much of a budget. I have a Takamine EG540C, an Andreas model 52, a late 80s ... read more

  • Great Guitar!

    May 22, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, versatile, easy to play
    Cons: Some buzzing on the upper frets (easily fixed)

    Summary: It is extremely hard to get decent guitars for under $500 these days. So when I saw the Ibanez Artcore for only $299 at Daddy's Junky Music, for those familiar with the chain, I immediately fell in love with it. I plugged it into an amp, and just loved ... read more

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  • Easiest (guitar) decision you can make.

    Feb 18, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Light, beautiful, tone, sustain, finish, looks expensive.
    Cons: Didn't come with a case, so I had to get one that wasn't Ibanez.

    Summary: I was going to the store to buy my new amp, but you gotta plug in a guitar so my friend hands me this one. Well, it took months to pick out my amp, but this guitar sounds so nice and looks so good it was a no-brainer. Yes you can buy nicer guitars. ... read more

  • An amazingly versatile guitar

    Oct 16, 2006 by
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    Pros: Extreme versatility, great sound
    Cons: NONE AT ALL!

    Summary: This is simply an amazing guitar. When my guitar teacher showed it to me, I was immediately amazed. "Looks like an Epiphone but does it sound like one?" I thought to myself. I immediately plugged it into one of the store's Marshall stacks and I was ... read more

  • Bargain!

    Dec 29, 2005 by
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    Pros: Excellent build quality, playability and sound - great value for money.
    Cons: Plastic nut - but who cares?

    Summary: I picked up one of these for AU$640, and it's ridiculously good...the build and finish are superb, playability A1, great sound too. This is far better than I would've expected for a Chinese-built guitar...the finish in particular is a lot better than ... read more

  • Surprise, surprise

    Aug 8, 2005 by
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    Pros: The only QUALITY guitar that will not take forever to pay for
    Cons: Pickup selector can be a nusiance

    Summary: Yes, it's an ES copy, but wait, it makes the Epiphone Dot look like piece of firewood, and compared to the Epi's price, sound like one too! The truth about it? Well, I was laughed at when I was going to buy it, and then given a cash offer once my Pro ... read more

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