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The AWD72 is an Artcore series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2006. It was made in China.

The AWD guitars have an arched top, double-cutaway, semi-hollow body design with a modern shape vaguely reminiscent of a Fender Stratocaster or some of Ibanez's Roadstar II series models from the 1980s. It has an arched top and a flat back.

The AWD72 features an arched, laminated maple top with ƒ holes and ivory multi-binding on maple back and sides mated to a set-in mahogany neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with ivory binding and pearl dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Artcore humbucking pickups with chrome covers mounted in ivory pickup rings, an integrated Short Stop III bridge and tailpiece, a plastic nut, speed knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines with half moon buttons.

The AWD83 is a similar model with a figured bubinga top and a three-piece neck.

This AWD72 was discontinued after 2007.

Specifications

Specifications for AWD72
Year(s) produced: 2006–2007
Sold in: Asia & S. America / Europe
Made in: China
Finish(es): Antique Burst Flat (ATF) / Transparent Black Flat (TKF)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Width: 330mm / 13"
  Depth: 44mm/ 1¾" (43mm at tail)
Top:

  Material: Maple (laminated)
  Binding: Ivory multi-ply

Back/sides:

  Material: Maple (laminated)

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Short Stop III
Knob style:
Speed (gold)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Artcore AWD
Neck material:
1-piece mahogany
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
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) passive/ceramic
Neck pickup:
Ibanez ACH1 (H) passive/ceramic
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 3-way toggle
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2007 AWD72 TKF 12 01
Transparent Black Flat
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls VT3 toggle
Control layout

Sources

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