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The AS7312 is a 12-string Artcore series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late 2012. It was originally produced in China, but since 2017 production has moved to Indonesia.

The AS7312 features a double-cutaway, semi-hollow body design with an arched laminated maple top with ƒ holes and ivory multi-binding on maple back and sides mated to a set-in mahogany neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with ivory binding and pearl dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Artcore humbucking pickups with chrome covers and individual volume and tone controls, a Tune-o-matic style bridge with a separate tailpiece, a plastic nut, Sure Grip knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines.

Several changes have been made in the AS7312's life cycle. For 2015 the Artcore pickups were replaced with Classic Elite pickups and the pearl dot fretboard inlays were switched to acrylic. For 2017 acrylic block inlays replaced the acrylic dots and a black pickguard was added. For 2018 the rosewood fretboard was replaced in some markets with treated New Zealand pine. For 2019 the maple body construction changed to linden, the mahogany neck was replaced with nyatoh, and the rosewood fretboard was replaced with laurel. For 2020 the fretboard was again changed, this time to walnut.

The AS73 is a related 6-string model.


Specifications for AS7312
Model name: AS7312
Year(s) produced: 2012–2021
Sold in: Asia & Africa 2021 / Europe 2012–2013, 2019–2021 / North & South America and Oceania 2012–2013, 2021 / USA
Made in: China (2012–2016) / Indonesia (2017–2021)
Finish(es): Mint Blue (MTB) 2018–2019 / Transparent Cherry Red (TCD) 2017–2021 / Transparent Cherry (TCR) 2012–2016 / Vintage Burst 2013
Body type:
Hollow body
  Length: 489mm / 19¼"
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 67mm / 2⅝"

  Material: 2012–2018: Maple (laminated)
                2019–2021: Linden (laminated)
  Binding: Ivory multi-ply


  Material: 2012–2018: Maple (laminated)
                2019–2021: Linden (laminated)

Neck joint:
ART-12 (10.4mm string spacing)
ART-12 tailpiece
2012–2016: none
2017–2021: 3-ply black/white/black
Knob style:
Sure Grip III (black)
Hardware color:
Neck type:
2012–2016: Artcore
2017–2021: AS Artcore
Neck material:
2012–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019–2021: 1-piece nyatoh
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
2012–2017: Rosewood w/ ivory binding
2018–2019: Laurel w/ ivory binding
2020–2021: Walnut w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
2012–2014: Pearl dot
2015–2016: White dot
2017–2021: Acrylic block
22 / medium
Ivory plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast w/ half-moon buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
2012–2014: Ibanez Artcore Humbucker 2 (H)
2015–2021: Ibanez Classic Elite bridge (H) passive/ ceramic
Neck pickup:
2012–2014: Ibanez Artcore Humbucker 1 (H)
2015–2021: Ibanez Classic Elite neck (H) passive/ ceramic
Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)


Additional finishes/ details
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Mint Blue 2019
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Transparent Cherry 2013
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Vintage Burst 2013
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Pickup switching
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Controls layout
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Front of body (TCD finish)
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Rear of body (TCD finish)


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