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For the more recent model with the same name, see AM73 (2016).
2002 AM73 TBR 12 01
AM73 Transparent Brown (more images) Red copyright sprite

The AM73 is an Artcore series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in mid 2002. It was produced in China.

The AM73 features a smaller, double-cutaway, semi-hollow body design with an arched laminated maple top with ƒ holes on maple back and sides mated to a set-in mahogany neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Artcore humbucking pickups with chrome covers individual volume and tone controls, black pickup rings, a Tune-o-matic style bridge with a Quik Change tailpiece, a plastic nut, speed knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines.

The AM73T is a related model with a vibrato tailpiece. The AM77 is a similar model with black hardware, uncovered pickups and block fretboard inlays. The AS73 is a related model with a slightly larger body.

The AM73 was discontinued after 2007 and replaced with the AM73B.

Specifications

Specifications for AM73 (2002–2007)
Model name: AM73 (2002–2007)
Year(s) produced: 2002–2007
Sold in: Asia & S. America / Europe / Japan / North America / USA
Made in: China
Finish(es): Transparent Blue (TBL) 2002–2005 / Transparent Brown (TBR) / Transparent Red (TRD) 2002–2005
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 448mm / 17⅝"
  Width: 375mm / 14¾"
  Depth: 67mm / 2⅝" (43mm at tail)
Top:

  Material: Maple (laminated)

Back/sides:

  Material: Maple (laminated)

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
ART-1 (10.5mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
Quik Change III
Knob style:
Speed (black)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Artcore
Neck material:
1-piece mahogany
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
22 / large
Nut:
Ivory plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast w/ half-moon buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Artcore Humbucker 2 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Artcore Humbucker 1 (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
2002 AM73 TBL 12 01
Transparent Blue
2002 AM73 TRD 12 01
Transparent Red
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3 hollow
Control layout

Sources

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