Artcore AM73T review by Ibanez

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 8
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.4 Superb
  • Users' score: 6.9 (21 votes)
Ibanez: Artcore AM73T

Sound — 9
It has a more jazzy or blues style of sound to it. That is what I was looking for.I play mostly classic rock, and some modern rock, but I love that blues sound. I use just a small Peavey Starter Kit amp with it, and no effects, except for a little distortion on the amp every once in a while.

Overall Impression — 9
Like I stated earlier, I play mostly classic rock, but I love the blues sound, and this guitar delivers it very well. I have been playing it for about a month and have had no problems with it what'soever. If it were stolen, I would probably find a different guitar, but that is just because I like to try new things.It would be worth buying over again though.

Reliability & Durability — 8
I have not played with this guitar Live yet, but I have no doubts that it will hold up well. It seems very sturdy. I replaced the strap buttons with locking ones, so that should not be a problem. The finish is holding up very well, and there doesn't seem to be hardly any wear on it.

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
Everything seems to be built very sturdily. There is one little nick on the back of it, but I am 100% positive this was from the previous owner.Everything on this guitar seemed pretty much perfect. But this could also be because it came from a very good shop too. I have had no problems with it at all.

Features — 8
This Semi-hollow body guitar has 22 frets on the neck, which has Dot marks. It has a dark blue color, and a glossy finish to it. It has several control knobs on the body. Volume, High, Bass, and Mid. It also has a three-way selector for the different pick ups. I bought it used, and it did not come with any accessories.

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    rock_and_blues wrote:...the shred genre...just beware and make sure your getting it for the right reason.
    if you use a jazz guitar for shredding, your simply got something wrong...its just dumb of course its not perfect for shredding, but very good for so many other genres: i use it for funk, progressive music, post-rock, jazz, blues...and this guitar can manage those genres perfectly!
    I play in a pop punk band, called Failure By Design, and I also own this guitar, We've done 3 covers so far, Dammit from Blink-182, Septemberism from Man Overboard, and Sugar We're Going Down from Fall Out Boy, and this guitar can play punk very well! It has great tone, and I got it for a steal. I am so happy with it! Honestly, if you're on the fence about getting it, I wouldn't worry too much, It's awesome for the price. I give it a 8/10!