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For the more recent model with the same name, see AS93 (2013–2017).
2007 AS93 BLS 12 01
AS93 Blue Sunburst (more images) Red copyright sprite

The AS93 is an Artcore series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2007. It was made in China.

The AS93 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/sycamore back and sides mated to a set-in mahogany and maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with ivory binding and acrylic block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Artcore 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, speed knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines.

For 2011 the Sure Grip III knobs were introduced.

The AS93PV is a similar model with a vine pattern inlay on the top. The AS93C is a similar model with a cocobolo body.

This AS93 was discontinued after 2012 and replaced with a similar model with the same name.

Specifications

Specifications for AS93 (2007–2012)
Model name: AS93 (2007–2012)
Year(s) produced: 2007–2012
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: China
Finish(es): Blue Sunburst (BLS) / Transparent Cherry Red (TCR) 2008 / 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:
2007–2010: Speed
2011–2012: Sure Grip III
Hardware color:
Gold
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 die-cast 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
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2008 AS93 TCR 12 01
Transparent Cherry Red
2012 AS93 VLS 12 03
Violin Sunburst
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3 hollow
Control layout

Sources

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