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2010 AS73D TRD 12 02
AS73D Transparent Red (more images) Red copyright sprite

The AS73D is an Artcore series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late 2008. It was produced in China and was sold only in Japan.

The AS73D 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 mounted in ivory pickup rings, individual volume and tone controls, a Tune-o-matic style bridge with a Quik Change tailpiece, a plastic nut, speed knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines.

For 2011 the speed knobs were replaced with Sure Grip III knobs.

The AS73 is a similar model with black pickup rings and knobs. The AS73G is a related model with gold hardware. The AS73FM is a related model with a flamed maple top.

The AS73D was discontinued after 2011.

Specifications

Specifications for AS73D
Year(s) produced: 2008–2011
Sold in: Japan
Made in: China
Finish(es): Antique Tobacco Flat (ATF) 2008–2009 / Natural (NT) 2010–2011 / Transparent Black Flat (TKF) 2008–2009 / Transparent Red (TRD) 2009–2011
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 489mm / 19¼"
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 67mm / 2⅝" (43mm at tail)
Top:

  Material: Maple (laminated)
  Binding: Ivory multi-ply

Back/sides:

  Material: Maple (laminated)

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
ART-1 (10.5mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
Quik Change III
Pickguard:
none
Knob style:
2007–2009: Speed (gold)
2010–2011: Sure Grip III (gold)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Artcore
Neck material:
1-piece mahogany
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Ivory plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast w/ half-moon buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Artcore Humbucker 2 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Artcore Humbucker 1 (H)
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
2009 AS73D ATF 12 01
Antique Tobacco Flat
2010 AS73D NT 12 02
Natural
2009 AS73D TKF 12 01
Transparent Black Flat
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3
Control layout

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