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The AGS73FM is an Artcore series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2016. It was originally produced in China, but production has since moved to Indonesia; guitars with TKS finish were made in China and those with VLS finish are made in Indonesia.

The AGS73FM features a slim, mid-sized, semi-hollow body design with an arched laminated flamed maple top with ƒ holes and ivory multi-binding on flamed maple back and sides with a single Venetian cutaway mated to a set-in mahogany neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with ivory binding and acrylic block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Classic Elite humbucking pickups with chrome covers and individual volume and tone controls, a Tune-o-matic style bridge, a Quik Change tailpiece, a plastic nut, a black pickguard, Sure Grip III knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines.

For 2018 the rosewood fretboard was replaced in some markets with treated New Zealand pine. For 2019 the mahogany neck was replaced with nyatoh, and the fretboard was replaced with laurel. For 2020 the fretboard was again changed, this time to walnut, and the bridge was replaced with the new Gibraltar Performer.

The AGS73FM mates the single-cutaway body of the AG75 to the semi-hollow construction of the AS73. The AGS73T is a maple body and a vintage vibrato tailpiece.

Specifications

Specifications for AGS73FM
Year(s) produced: 2017–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / North & South America and Oceania 2017–2020 / USA 2017–2020
Made in: China (2016–2018) / Indonesia (2017–2020)
Finish(es): Transparent Black Sunburst (TKS) 2016–2018 / Violin Sunburst (VLS) 2017–2020
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 479mm / 18⅞"
  Width: 368mm / 14½"
  Depth: 73mm / 2⅞"
Top:

  Material: Flamed maple (laminated)
  Binding: Ivory multi-ply

Back/sides:

  Material: Flamed maple (laminated)

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
2017–2019: ART-1
2020: Gibraltar Performer (10.5mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
Quik Change III
Pickguard:
3-layer: black/white/black
Knob style:
Sure Grip III (black)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
2016: Artcore
2017–2020: AGS Artcore
Neck material:
2017–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019–2020: 1-piece nyatoh
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
2017–2017: Rosewood w/ ivory binding
2018: Rosewood or Treated New Zealand pine w/ ivory binding
2019: Laurel w/ ivory binding
2020: Walnut w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Acrylic block
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Ivory plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast w/ half-moon buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Classic Elite (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Classic Elite (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
2016 AGS73FM TKS 12 01
Transparent Black Sunburst
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3
Control layout

Sources

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