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The AM83 is an Artcore Expressionist series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2015. It was made in China.

The AM83 features a medium-sized, double-cutaway, semi-hollow body design with a laminated flamed sycamore top with ƒ holes and ivory multi-binding on flamed sycamore back and sides mated to a set-in mahogany neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with ivory binding and white dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 58 humbucking pickups with chrome covers and individual volume and tone controls, a Tune-o-matic style bridge with a Quik Change tailpiece, a plastic nut, Sure Grip III knobs, a black bakelite pickguard and Ibanez tuning machines.

The AM83LTD is a similar model with block fretboard inlays and a cream pickguard. The AM93 is a related model with a quilted maple body, mahogany and maple neck, and gold hardware.

The AM83 was produced only in 2015 and was offered only in Japan.

Specifications

Specifications for AM83
Year(s) produced: 2015
Sold in: Japan
Made in: China
Finish(es): Dark Violin Sunburst (DVS)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 448mm / 17⅝"
  Width: 368mm / 14½"
  Depth: 67mm / 2⅝"
Top:

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

Back/sides:

  Material: Flamed sycamore (laminated)

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
ART-1 (10.5mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
Quik Change III
Pickguard:
Black bakelite
Knob style:
Sure Grip III
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Expressionist AM
Neck material:
1-piece mahogany
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Ivory plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast w/ half-moon buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 bridge (H) passive/alnico
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 neck (H) passive/alnico
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.030/.042/.052 (D'Addario EXL140 roundwound)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3
Control layout

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