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 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