Ibanez AS73 Artcore Reviews
I purchased this guitar from a local music store ( Mark 1 Music ) in Deal, Kent. £200 including a good hardcase. Wasn't looking for a new instrument, only popped in for a chat.
The Ibanez stood out on the display rack so gave it a go. Had to buy it there and then, it was such fun to play.
In the semi hollow guitar market, gibson have enjoyed the lion's share of the market with the tried and tested ES 335. If you have got to have a gibbo' then nothing else will do. But it's a hefty price to pay for "That Name", and a guitar your frightened to take to a pub gig !!!!! However if your ears and mind are open, the Ibanez AS73 is a "must check out guitar". In the far eastern guitar building stakes China have justed stepped up the ante (watch out Korea). This guitar totally belies it's price tag. A great looking and pro-sounding instrument built to a very, very high standard. Which shows it can be done at a fraction of the price. Keep looking over you shoulder Gibson, The pack is catching up !! I play in a couple of busy South Kent bands and undertake occasional session duties. as such I own a number of guitars covering the pricing spectrum. The Ibanez is a bit of a favorite, and holds it's own in some esteemed company. Well Done All At Ibanez !!!!!!!!!!Darrell rated this unit on 2005-02-14.
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