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.
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.