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The AS73T is an Artcore series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2008. It was produced in China.

The AS73T 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, an ART-2 Tune-o-matic style roller bridge with a vintage vibrato tailpiece, a plastic nut, speed knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines.

For 2011 the speed knobs were replaced with Sure Grip III knobs. For 2015 the Artcore pickups were replaced with Classic Elite pickups and the pearl dot fretboard inlays were switched to acrylic.

The AS73 is a similar model without the vibrato tailpiece.

The AS73T was discontinued after 2015

Specifications

Specifications for AS73T (2008–2015)
Year(s) produced: 2008–2015
Sold in: Europe
Made in: China
Finish(es): Transparent Cherry (TCR)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 489mm / 19¼"
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 67mm / 2⅝"
Top:

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

Back/sides:

  Material: Maple (laminated)

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
ART-2 roller (10.5mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
VBS80 vibrato
Pickguard:
none
Knob style:
2002–2010: Speed (black)
2011–2015: Sure Grip III (black)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Artcore
Neck material:
1-piece mahogany
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
2002–2014: Pearl dot
2015: White dot
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Ivory plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast w/ half-moon buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
2008–2014: Ibanez Artcore Humbucker 2 (H)
2015: Ibanez Classic Elite (H)
Neck pickup:
2008–2014: Ibanez Artcore Humbucker 1 (H)
2015: Ibanez Classic Elite (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 details
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3
Control layout

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