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The AM83LTD is an Artcore Expressionist series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in mid 2014. It was made in China.

The AM83LTD features a medium-sized, double-cutaway, semi-hollow body design with a laminated maple top with ƒ holes and cream multi-binding on maple back and sides mated to a set-in mahogany and maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with ivory binding and pearl block 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 cream pickguard and Ibanez tuning machines.

The AM83 is a similar model with a flamed sycamore body, mahogany neck, dot fretboard inlays and a black pickguard. The AM93 is a related model with a quilted maple body and gold hardware.

The AM83LTD was produced only in 2014. Its believe that the Sparkle Green version was offered only in the US market and the Sparkle Pink version was a spot model exclusively for Japan.

Specifications

Specifications for AM83LTD
Year(s) produced: 2014
Sold in: Japan SPP finish / USA SPG finish
Made in: China
Finish(es): Sparkle Green (SPG) / Sparkle Pink (SPP)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 448mm / 17⅝"
  Width: 368mm / 14½"
  Depth: 67mm / 2⅝"
Top:

  Material: Maple (laminated)
  Binding: Cream multi-ply

Back/sides:

  Material: Maple (laminated)

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
ART-1 (10.5mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
Quik Change III
Pickguard:
Cream bakelite
Knob style:
Sure Grip III
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Expressionist AM
Neck material:
3-piece mahogany/ maple
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
2014 AM83LTD SPP
Sparkle Pink
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3
Control layout

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