Ibanez AS73 Artcore Series Hollow-Body Electric Guitar (Transparent Cherry Red)
The Artcore Series AS73 from Ibanez is a hollow-body electric guitar using maple for the top, back, and sides, and comes with a transparent cherry red gloss finish. The body is fitted with a mahogany set-in neck which has a bound 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with acrylic block inlay. The hollow double-cutaway body delivers a warm, resonant sound that is well suited for playing jazz, funk, blues, and rock. The AS73 is equipped with a pair of Classic Elite humbucking neck and bridge pickups which offer a rich, nuanced tone with fat low end. A 3-way pickup selector switch and dedicated volume and tone controls for each pickup allow the player to fine-tune their desired sound. The guitar's sustain is enhanced by the ART-1 tune-o-matic style bridge and Quik Change III stop tailpiece. This attractive instrument is highly regarded for its playability and tone and is also reasonably priced, making it an ideal choice for intermediate and advanced players.