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The AS83 is an Artcore Expressionist series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2018. It was made in Indonesia.

The AS83 features a full-sized, double-cutaway, semi-hollow body design with a laminated maple top with ƒ holes and ivory multi-binding on maple back and sides mated to a set-in mahogany and maple neck with a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with ivory binding and acrylic block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 58 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 III knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines.

For 2019 the mahogany and maple neck was replaced with nyatoh and maple. For 2020 the body material was changed to linden and the bridge was changed to the new Gibraltar Performer.

The AS93FM and AS93ZW are similar models constructed of flamed maple and zebrawood, respectively.

The AS83 was discontinued after 2020.


Specifications for AS83 (2018–2020)
Model name: AS83 (2018–2020)
Year(s) produced: 2018–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania 2019–2020 / USA
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Steel Blue (STE)
Body type:
Hollow body
  Length: 489mm / 19¼"
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 67mm / 2⅝"

  Material: 2018–2019: Maple (laminated)
2020: Linden (laminated)
  Binding: Ivory multi-ply


  Material: 2018–2019: Maple (laminated)
2020: Linden (laminated)

Neck joint:
2018–2019: ART-1
2020: Gibraltar Performer (10.5mm string spacing)
Quik Change III
Tortoise shell on bakelite w/ ivory binding
Knob style:
Sure Grip III (gold)
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Expressionist AS
Neck material:
2018: 3-piece mahogany/ maple
2019–2020: 3-piece nyatoh/ maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Acrylic block
22 / medium
Ivory plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez w/ half-moon buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 bridge (H) passive/alnico
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 neck (H) passive/alnico
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 details
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Pickup switching
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Controls layout
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Front of body
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Rear of body