For the earlier model with the same name, see AS73G (2006).
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The AS73G is an Artcore series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2016. It was originally produced in China, but since 2017 production has moved to Indonesia; Chinese production ceased in 2018.

The AS73G 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 acrylic block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Classic Elite 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 tortoise shell pickguard, Sure Grip knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines.

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, and the bridge was replaced with the new Gibraltar Performer.

The AS73 is a similar model with chrome hardware.

Specifications

Specifications for AS73G
Year(s) produced: 2016–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: China (2016–2018) / Indonesia (2017–2020)
Finish(es): Black Flat (BKF) 2017–2020 / Ivory (IV) 2018–2019 / Metallic Purple Flat (MPF) 2019–2020 / Mint Blue 2018–2020 / Natural 2016–2018 / Rose Gold Metallic Flat 2020
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 479mm / 18⅞"
  Width: 368mm / 14½"
  Depth: 92mm / 3⅝"
Top:

  Material: 2016–2018: Maple (laminated)
                2019: Linden (laminated)
  Binding: Ivory multi-ply

Back/sides:

  Material: 2016–2018: Maple (laminated)
                2019: Linden (laminated)

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
2016–2019: ART-1
2020: Gibraltar Performer (10.5mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
Quik Change III
Pickguard:
Tortoise shell on bakelite
Knob style:
Sure Grip III
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
2016: Artcore
2017–2020: AS Artcore
Neck material:
2016–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019–2020: 1-piece nyatoh
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
2016–2017: Rosewood w/ ivory binding
2018: Rosewood or treated New Zealand pine w/ ivory binding
2019: Laurel w/ ivory binding
2020: Walnut w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Acrylic block
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Ivory plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast w/ half-moon buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Classic Elite (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Classic Elite (H)
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 finishes/ details
2019 AS73G IV 5B 02.png
Ivory
2019 AS73G MPF 5B 02.png
Metallic Purple Flat
2019 AS73G MTB 5B 02.png
Mint Blue
2017 AS73G NT 12 04.jpg
Natural
2020 AS73G RGF 5B 03.png
Rose Gold Metallic Flat
HH 3-way toggle.png
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3.png
Control layout

Sources

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