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Ibanez Artcore AS series weight differences
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#1 Posted : 9/14/2014 3:06:27 AM
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Having experienced some problems with my back and my shoulder, I weighed my guitars just to see what was what..... Here are my Artcores listed chronologically by manufacturer date:

2004 Ibanez Artcore AS83 7lbs 12 oz
2006 Ibanez Artcore AGS83B 8 lbs
2006 Ibanez Artcore AS103 9 lbs 4 oz
2011 Ibanez Artcore AS93 7 lbs 5 oz
2013 Ibanez Artcore AS7312 8 lbs 1 oz


I no longer have the AS83..... Sold it to a friend who really liked it. And I also sold the AGS83..... Because I didn't like it. The matte finish and black hardware just didn't so it for me, plus the guitar didn't sound as good as my other ones.

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#2 Posted : 9/14/2014 1:13:46 PM

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Well, quite big diffrences between my 2 AS guitars, 1982 AS80: 3,7-3,8 kg, 2008 AS93: 3,0-3,1 kg, both are a joy to play, got the AS93 with me at a gig last night, it sounds freaking avesome with the super58 and super70 pickups i mounted Cool
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#3 Posted : 9/14/2014 6:21:39 PM
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So let's see 3,8 kg = 8.38 lbs

And 3,1 kg = 6.83 lbs..... Wow that's lighter than my AS93...... !!

I also love Ibanez pickups. I'm usually pretty happy with what comes in the guitar, but I have been known to swap things out occasionally. My AS93 has stock ACH pickups, and they sound very good, but I've got them in my AS7312, and just for a change, I ordered a set of Ibanez Super 80 Flying Finger pickups to put in there. They've reissued the Flying Finger!! I had a guitar (long gone) years and years ago that came stock with them and it sounded fantastic.

Besides great tone, what is the icing on the cake, are the prices. Less expensive than Seymour Duncans....... Way, way cheaper than Gibson pickups...... And in my opinion, they sound better than anything out there.

I just figure out the part number on the Ibanez site, trot down to my local Sam Ash, and they order them for me through Hoshino. It doesn't take too long to get them (I hope not, but it's only been about a week) 5-7 days supposedly? And I can't believe the prices on S58 pickups and the newly reissued Flying Finger pups are very reasonable too.

If the Flying Finger reissue pups don't work out, I can put the ACHs back in. No problem. With pricing like that it doesn't even sting.
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#4 Posted : 9/14/2014 6:52:26 PM

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Well, i believe it´s kinda big price dif between MIJ and MIC, i purchased a pair of MIJ super58s, aprox 300 US dollars, and they are different from the custom58s, the super70 is from 1975 and i got that one, i new condition, cheap.
Yes, the old super80s are nice, i got them in a 1977, 2680, and it is instant Peter Green tone whatever i plug it in too :-)

My AS93 is a diamond, i have a few vintage Ibbys and they are really good, but that guitar is at least as good in every way.
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2008 AS103 7lbs 6oz
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