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The AM93 is an Artcore series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late 2011. It was initially made in China, but in 2017 production also took place in Indonesia. Starting in 2013 it moved into the new Artcore Expressionist series.

The AM93 features a medium-sized, double-cutaway, semi-hollow body design with a laminated quilted maple top with ƒ holes and ivory multi-binding on quilted maple back and sides mated to a set-in mahogany and maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with ivory binding and acrylic block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 58 Custom humbucking pickups with gold 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.

In mid 2014 the pickups were changed from Super 58 Custom to Super 58.

The AM93L is a left-handed version. The AM93RW is a related model with a rosewood body. The AS93 is a related model with a slightly larger flamed maple body.

The AM93 was discontinued after 2017 and replaced with the similar AM93QM.

Specifications

Specifications for AM93
Year(s) produced: 2011–2017
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: China (2011–2017) / Indonesia (2017)
Finish(es): Antique Yellow Sunburst (AYS) / Jet Blue Burst (JBB) 2015–2017 / Transparent Black Sunburst (TKS) 2014–2017 / Transparent Red Sunburst (TRS) 2012–2015
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 448mm / 17⅝"
  Width: 368mm / 14½"
  Depth: 67mm / 2⅝"
Top:

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

Back/sides:

  Material: Quilted maple (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:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
Expressionist AM
Neck material:
3-piece mahogany/ maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood 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:
2011–2014: Ibanez Super 58 Custom bridge (H) passive/ceramic
2014–2017: Ibanez Super 58 bridge (H) passive/alnico
Neck pickup:
2011–2014: Ibanez Super 58 Custom neck (H) passive/ceramic
2014–2017: 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
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2015 AM93 JBB 12 03
Jet Blue Burst
2014 AM93 TKS 12 02
Transparent Black Sunburst
2015 AM93 TRS 12 03
Transparent Red Sunburst
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3
Control layout

Sources

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