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bryanarzaga
#1 Posted : 9/20/2011 9:03:40 PM
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mah first artcore, came with the normal tools, booklet(normally its a 1page manual), tags blah2x

uncleaned, unprep'd out of the box look..









this switch is a bit alright, its still got to go!



all the bindings have this wavey look to them, kinda like an ivory look to it



yummy back



mahogany - maple- mahogany neck



neck heel binding



how big is it? see..



adjustments to be made
-> switch and nut setup..thats about it 9/10!
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#2 Posted : 9/20/2011 9:14:43 PM

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Congratulations man! That is really nice looking~! I just got mine last night. Artcore and Vibrolux are a match made in heaven!!!!
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Looks great!Dance
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#4 Posted : 9/20/2011 10:24:20 PM
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bryanarzaga wrote:


I really like this picture.

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#5 Posted : 9/21/2011 9:00:47 AM
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thanks guys, this guitar is a real treat, i was always liked the artcore models but most of the stuff i like was 800$ + models, finally there's one within the budget and also has alot to offer!

@ibanez mods and agents :), the only thing i didnt agree was the switch, most of the box type 3 way toggle switches even from the early modes dont have much of a smooth feel to them,

even on my art2ex1 i replaced them with this (probably made in china) but they work and feel alot better



price wise the box type switch is around 7$ and the 3 way toggle switch above i see some for 2.99 shipped,

the nut setup was ok out of the box, its a mater of preference at most..i like to setup mine really well (cant mention another brand name here lol)

i'd like to see more artcore models coming out :)

OT: i'd like to see a semi hollow version of the art100 lol
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#11 Posted : 9/21/2011 9:10:16 AM
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I'm getting tired of seeing these things pop up on here. You mean to tell me people actually wanted an AM model with deluxe features??


All joking aside, awesome awesome awesome purchase. Hope you enjoy it.

People who knock our switches get stitches.
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#6 Posted : 9/21/2011 10:21:11 AM
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bryanarzaga wrote:
...the only thing i didnt agree was the switch, most of the box type 3 way toggle switches even from the early modes dont have much of a smooth feel to them,

even on my art2ex1 i replaced them with this (probably made in china) but they work and feel alot better



You do realize that there is a reason encolsed box switches are used on full and semi-hollow body guitars... I think the OEM switch is fine. I won't bother to replace it unless it fails. If that happens, I will replace it with another box switch. Allparts sells one that feels really good and works well. I don't know who actually makes it for them though. The Allparts item number is EP-4366-000.

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#13 Posted : 9/21/2011 12:21:01 PM
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Seems like these things are selling like hotcakes. See what happens when you listen to your customers...
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#16 Posted : 9/21/2011 12:45:34 PM
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Annnd to me that is the most amazing part of the whole thing. On a lot of websites like this people tend to push for "more and better" but when the manufacturer responds all the talk turns into a bunch of nothing in actual sales. This seems to be exactly the opposite and I'm glad to see it happen. I suppose if this guitar becomes a common item market apathy might set in, but you never really know until you try.
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#7 Posted : 9/21/2011 2:39:06 PM
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Tracy Dae wrote:
bryanarzaga wrote:
...the only thing i didnt agree was the switch, most of the box type 3 way toggle switches even from the early modes dont have much of a smooth feel to them,

even on my art2ex1 i replaced them with this (probably made in china) but they work and feel alot better



You do realize that there is a reason encolsed box switches are used on full and semi-hollow body guitars... I think the OEM switch is fine. I won't bother to replace it unless it fails. If that happens, I will replace it with another box switch. Allparts sells one that feels really good and works well. I don't know who actually makes it for them though. The Allparts item number is EP-4366-000.



tracy, what reason would that be?

it is fine if one doesnt use it alot or too often, it doesnt feel as right for doing the stuttering effect with the toggle switch
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#12 Posted : 9/21/2011 2:42:31 PM
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Tom@Ibanez wrote:


People who knock our switches get stitches.


really..
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#17 Posted : 9/21/2011 3:06:05 PM
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#14 Posted : 9/21/2011 4:36:14 PM
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Jason43 wrote:
Seems like these things are selling like hotcakes. See what happens when you listen to your customers...


No Reply?


I'm a three AM'er with an AS93 and Rock my Blues with "LapiStone"
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#18 Posted : 9/21/2011 4:37:27 PM
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Nice git. Congratulations may you enjoy your new baby.


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#15 Posted : 9/21/2011 5:27:06 PM
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#8 Posted : 9/21/2011 6:57:25 PM
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bryanarzaga wrote:
Tracy Dae wrote:
bryanarzaga wrote:
...the only thing i didnt agree was the switch, most of the box type 3 way toggle switches even from the early modes dont have much of a smooth feel to them,

even on my art2ex1 i replaced them with this (probably made in china) but they work and feel alot better



You do realize that there is a reason encolsed box switches are used on full and semi-hollow body guitars... I think the OEM switch is fine. I won't bother to replace it unless it fails. If that happens, I will replace it with another box switch. Allparts sells one that feels really good and works well. I don't know who actually makes it for them though. The Allparts item number is EP-4366-000.



tracy, what reason would that be?

it is fine if one doesnt use it alot or too often, it doesnt feel as right for doing the stuttering effect with the toggle switch
The box acts as shielding.
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#10 Posted : 9/21/2011 7:29:04 PM
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Jason43 wrote:
bryanarzaga wrote:
Tracy Dae wrote:
You do realize that there is a reason encolsed box switches are used on full and semi-hollow body guitars...

tracy, what reason would that be?

The box acts as shielding.


This ^

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#9 Posted : 9/21/2011 7:55:46 PM
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Jason43 wrote:
The box acts as shielding.

i see,

the prs hollowbody II i tried didnt have a box switch, ill try to experiment on the effects and what not
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