For the earlier models with the same name, see AS93 (2007–2012).
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The AS93 is an Artcore Expressionist series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2013. It replaced an earlier version which had different pickups and no pickguard. It was made in China.

The AS93 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 rosewood 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, Sure Grip III knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines.

For 2011 the Sure Grip III knobs were introduced.

The AS93L is a left-handed version. The AS93TB and AS93TG are related models with a vibrato bridge and black or gold hardware.

The AS93 was discontinued after 2017 and replaced with the similar AS93FM.


Specifications for AS93 (2013–2017)
Model name: AS93 (2013–2017)
Year(s) produced: 2013–2017
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: China
Finish(es): Blue Sunburst (BLS) / 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:
ART-1 (10.5mm string spacing)
Quik Change III
Black bakelite
Knob style:
Sure Grip III
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Expressionist AS
Neck material:
3-piece mahogany/ maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Acrylic block
22 / medium
Ivory plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast 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
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)


Additional finishes/ details
2017 AS93 BLS 5B 01
Blue Sunburst
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3
Control layout


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