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For other models with the same name, see AS83 (disambiguation).
2004 AS83 VLS 12 01
AS83 Violin Sunburst (more images) Red copyright sprite

The AS83 is an Artcore series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late 2003. It was made in China.

The AS83 features a full-sized, double-cutaway, semi-hollow body design with a laminated flamed maple (or flamed sycamore) top with ƒ holes and ivory multi-binding on flamed maple (or flamed sycamore) back and sides mated to a set-in mahogany and maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with ivory binding and abalone block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Artcore humbucking pickups with chrome covers and individual volume and tone controls, ivory plastic pickup rings and nut, a Tune-o-matic style bridge with a Quik Change tailpiece, speed knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines with half-moon buttons.

This AS83 was discontinued after 2006.

Specifications

Specifications for AS83 (2003–2006)
Model name: AS83 (2003–2006)
Year(s) produced: 2003–2006
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: China
Finish(es): Antique Tobacco Flat (ATF) 2006 / Violin Sunburst (VLS)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 489mm / 19¼"
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 67mm / 2⅝"
Top:

  Material: Flamed maple or flamed sycamore (laminated)
  Binding: Ivory multi-ply

Back/sides:

  Material: Flamed maple or flamed sycamore (laminated)

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
ART-1 (10.5mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
Quik Change III
Knob style:
Speed (gold)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Artcore AS
Neck material:
3-piece mahogany/ maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone block
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Ivory plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez w/ half-moon buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez ACH2 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez ACH1 (H)
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.030/.042/.052 (D'Addario EXL140 roundwound)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/details
2006 AS83 ATF 12 01
Antique Tobacco Flat
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3 hollow
Control layout

Sources

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