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The AWD83 is an Artcore series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2006. It was made in China and replaced the AWD82.

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 AWD83 features an arched, laminated figured bubinga 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 rosewood fingerboard with ivory binding and Artcore DX acrylic and abalone split block 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 AWD83T is a similar model with a tremolo bridge. The AWD72 is a similar model with a maple top and a one-piece neck.

This AWD83 was discontinued after 2007.

Specifications

Specifications for AWD83
Year(s) produced: 2006–2007
Sold in: Asia & S. America / Europe / North America / USA
Made in: China
Finish(es): Transparent Blue (TBL)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Width: 330mm / 13"
  Depth: 44mm/ 1¾" (43mm at tail)
Top:

  Material: Figured bubinga (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:
3-piece mahogany/ maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Artcore DX acrylic block w/ abalone line
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 pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
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Pickup switching
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Control layout

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