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2004 AS193 AV
AS193 Antique Violin Red copyright sprite

The AS193 is an Artcore series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2004.

The bodies of these Artcore United guitars were produced in Japan and then shipped to FujiGen in Japan where the necks were produced and the instruments were finished and assembled.[1][2]

The AS193 features a full-sized, double-cutaway, semi-hollow body design with a laminated flamed maple top with ƒ holes and ivory multi-binding on flamed maple back and sides mated to a set-in mahogany and maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with ivory binding and pearl and abalone split block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 58 humbucking pickups with chrome covers and individual volume and tone controls, black pickup rings, a bone nut, a Gibraltar III Tune-o-matic style bridge with a Quik Change tailpiece, Sure Grip II knobs, and Gotoh tuning machines with white buttons.

The AF195 is a related full-sized, full-hollow, single-cutaway model. The AG195 is a related, mid-sized, full-hollow, single cutaway model. These were the only three models in the short-lived, Japanese-made Artcore United line.

The AS193 was discontinued after 2004. It is believed that 141 AS193s were produced.[3]

Specifications

Specifications for AS193
Year(s) produced: 2004
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan / China
Finish(es): Antique Violin (AV)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 489mm / 19¼"
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 67mm / 2⅝"
Top:

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

Back/sides:

  Material: Flamed maple

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Gibraltar III (10.5mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
Quik Change II (?)
Knob style:
Sure Grip II (gold)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Artcore United AS
Neck material:
3-piece mahogany/ maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl/ abalone split block
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Bone (43mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 w/ white buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 bridge (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 neck (H)
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle
Output jack:
Side mounted
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

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

Sources

  1. Ibanez Debuts Artcore United Guitars at NAMM; Harmony Central, January 15, 2004
  2. My new AG195 Artcore united - what do you think?; Ibanez Collectors World forum; June 26, 2005; archived October 2018
  3. Artcore United AS193 Production numbers; CaptainIbanez; Ibanez Collector's World forum; April 7, 2008
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