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The AS103HK is an Artcore Custom series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in mid-2009. It was made in China.

The AS103HK features a full-sized, double-cutaway, semi-hollow body design with a laminated Hawaiian koa top with ƒ holes and flame maple multi-binding on Hawaiian koa back and sides mated to a set-in maple and walnut neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with flame maple binding and abalone custom 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, a rosewood pickguard, rosewood knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines with white buttons.

Several similar models with different body materials were produced — the AS103 (flamed maple), the AS103BM (burl mahogany), and the AS103SM (spalted maple). The AF105HK is a related full-hollow model.

This AS103HK was discontinued after 2011.

Specifications

Specifications for AS103HK
Year(s) produced: 2009–2011
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: China
Finish(es): Honey Amber (HAM)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 489mm / 19¼"
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 67mm / 2⅝"
Top:

  Material: Hawaiian koa (laminated)
  Binding: Flame maple multi-ply

Back/sides:

  Material: Hawaiian koa (laminated)

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
ART-1 (10.5mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
Quik Change III
Pickguard:
Rosewood
Knob style:
Rosewood bell
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
Artcore Custom AS
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ flame maple binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone custom block
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Ivory plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast w/ white acrylic half-moon buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 Custom (H) passive/ceramic
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 Custom (H) passive/ceramic
Controls:
Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector
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 details
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Pickup switching
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Control layout

Sources

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