Ibanez Artcore? Any good?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Markkkky, May 22, 2019.

  1. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Most here have said the pickups are the weak spot on an Artcore. Gretsch players have been known to swap a pickup or two, as well as a bridge on occasion. No big deal. Artcores offer a lot of bang for the buck, even if you need to upgrade the P/Us.
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  2. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    yes... pickup upgrades are not unheard of. Before I jumped head-first into Gretsch guitars, I tried to convert an early Artcore into one! Ibanez MOdded.jpeg
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  3. Pcampbell

    Pcampbell Electromatic

    Feb 26, 2017
    Memphis, Tennessee
    IMG_2660.JPG This is my Ibanez am 93, with stock super 58 pickups. I will NOT be replacing them. They sound great.
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  4. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Awesome! Great to hear you play. Hella good pickin!
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  5. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I had a red AS73 that I bought off a friend for $200, and I couldn’t get along with it. I traded it in for my tele and it was crazy how much value I got in trade. I did NOT see that coming!
  6. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Right on man, i like seein y'alls clips too. I'm a luddite when it come to posting music unless my wife helps or I'd probably do more.
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  7. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Well, I’d love to hear more. You got the goods!
  8. Scarabeus

    Scarabeus Gretschie

    May 17, 2014
    I had a black AS73 ... it was a fantastic guitar. Beautiful. Flawless.
    I regret letting go of it.


    (It didnt come with a pickguard. I made one for it)
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