Ibanez AS73G BKF AS Artcore Hollow Body Electric Guitar 6 String with Gig Bag
The parallel histories of Jazz music and the hollow-body electric guitar are inextricably linked and manifest in the professional-grade Artstar series. The influences of these legendary instruments are immediately apparent with a bone nut, ebony fretboard, and Ibanez’s signature Super 58 custom pickups. The critical eye will appreciate the attention to detail poured into these instruments like the smoothness of the fretboard and the skill applied to the fretwork, generally found on instruments costing twice as much. The Artstar embodies the pure jazz-box and the continual evolution the genre represents.
Ibanez first introduced Artcore back in 2002 and it has remained a workhorse hollow-body guitar for musicians all over the world ever since. The Artcore’s combination of quality workmanship and affordability has created legions of devoted fans from diverse genres as blues, country, rock and jazz. Artcore offers musicians the purity of an old school jazz-box or a hybrid semi-hollow rocker. The line is highly respected for its tone, sustain and, expressive playability.
- neck type AS Artcore Nyatoh set-in neck
- top/back/side Linden top Linden back Linden sides
- fretboard Bound Walnut fretboard Acrylic block inlay
- fret Medium frets
- number of frets 22
- bridge Gibraltar Performer bridge
- string space 10.5mm
- tailpiece Quik Change III tailpiece
- neck pickup Classic Elite (H) neck pickup Passive/Ceramic
- bridge pickup Classic Elite (H) bridge pickup Passive/Ceramic
- factory tuning 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
- string gauge .010/.013/.017/.030/.042/.052
- hardware color Gold
- Scale : 628mm/24.7″
- a : Width 43mm at NUT
- b : Width 57mm at 22F
- c : Thickness 21mm at 1F
- d : Thickness 24mm at 9F
- Radius : 305mmR
- a : Length 19 1/4″
- b : Width 15 3/4″
- c : Max Depth 2 5/8″
AS73G’s Switching system diagram
AS73G’s control diagram
Recommended Case AS100C
Gibraltar Performer bridge
The Gibraltar Performer bridge provides rich sustain and tuning stability. The low-positioned saddles promise comfortable playability.
Classic Elite pickups
The Classic Elite pickups offer rich, nuanced tone with fat low-end.
Quik Change III Tailpiece
The Quik Change III tailpiece enables faster and easier string changing.
The Nyatoh neck provides a rich mid-low end.
A Walnut fretboard features a well-balanced tonal character from low to high end.