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The AGS73B is an Artcore series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in mid 2007. It was produced in China.

The AGS73B features a slim, mid-sized, semi-hollow body design with an arched laminated maple top with ƒ holes and black multi-binding on maple back and sides with a single Venetian cutaway mated to a set-in mahogany neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with special pearloid bar position markers. The neck joint is at the 17th fret; combined with the deep cutaway this offers great upper fret access. Components include a pair of Ibanez Artcore humbucking pickups with cosmo black covers and individual volume and tone controls, a Tune-o-matic style bridge, a Quik Change tailpiece, a plastic nut, a black pickguard and pickup rings, speed knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines.

For 2008 the pickguard was eliminated and the ivory plastic nut was replaced with black.

The AGS73B mates the single-cutaway body of the AG75 to the semi-hollow construction of the AS73. The AGS83B is a similar model with a flamed maple body. The AGS73BT is a related model with a vibrato tailpiece.

The AGS73B was discontinued after 2009.

Specifications

Specifications for AGS73B
Year(s) produced: 2007–2009
Sold in: Europe / North America / USA
Made in: China
Finish(es): Black (BK) 2007 / Black Flat (BKF) 2008 / Blue Sparkle (BSK) 2008–2009 / Red Sparkle (RSK) 2008–2009 / Transparent Red Flat (TRF) 2008
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 67mm / 2⅝" (43mm at tail)
Top:

  Material: Maple (laminated)
  Binding: Black multi

Back/sides:

  Material: Maple (laminated)

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
ART-1 (10.5mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
Quik Change III
Pickguard:
2007: Black
2008–2009: None
Knob style:
Speed (black)
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Artcore AGS
Neck material:
3-piece mahogany/ maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid bar w/ diamond
Frets:
22 / medium or large
Nut:
2007: Ivory plastic (43mm)
2008–2009: Black plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast w/ half-moon buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez ACH2 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez ACH1 (H)
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.030/.042/.052
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2007 AGS73B BK 12 01
Black
2008 AGS73B BKF 12 03
Black Flat
2009 AGS73B BSK 12 03
Blue Sparkle
2008 AGS73B TRF 12 03
Transparent Red Flat
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3 hollow
Control layout

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