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The AS93FM is an Artcore Expressionist series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2018. It was made in both China and Indonesia in 2018; Chinese production was halted in mid-2018.

The AS93FM features a full-sized, double-cutaway, semi-hollow body design with a laminated flamed maple top with ƒ holes and ivory multi-binding on flamed 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 bridge was changed to the new Gibraltar Performer. For 2021 the fretboard material was changed to Macassar ebony.

The AS93FML is a left-handed version. The AS93ZW is a similar model constructed of zebrawood. The AS93QMC is a similar spot model with a quilted maple top and chrome hardware. The AS83 is a similar model constructed of maple. The AF95FM and AG95QA are related full-hollow body models.


Specifications for AS93FM
Model name: AS93FM
Year(s) produced: 2018–2021
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: China (2018) / Indonesia (2018–2021)
Finish(es): Transparent Cherry Red (TCD) / Violin Sunburst (VLS)
Body type:
Hollow body
  Length: 489mm / 19¼"
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 67mm / 2⅝"

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


  Material: Flamed maple (laminated)

Neck joint:
2018–2019: ART-1
2020–2021: Gibraltar Performer (10.5mm string spacing)
Quik Change III
Tortoise shell on bakelite w/ ivory binding
Knob style:
Sure Grip III
Hardware color:
Neck type:
AS Expressionist
Neck material:
2018: 3-piece mahogany/ maple
2019–2021: 3-piece nyatoh/ maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
2018–2020: Ebony w/ ivory binding
2021: Macassar 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 finishes/ details
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Violin Sunburst
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Pickup switching
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Controls layout
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Front of body (TCD finish)
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Rear of body (VLS finish)