Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northern California
Re: Post Pics of your Artcore or Archtop(s) Families too!
Here we go. It's a 2006 Artcore AS73 in transparent cherry.
It's all stock even though when I first got it, I thought about Gibson Classic '57s, TV Jones Filtertrons, or Seymour Duncan '59s but I was able to work with the inexpensive Ibanez ACH humbuckers just fine pushing one of three Marshall stacks (JCM 800, 900, and 2000). At the highest volumes and standing too close, I can get uncontrollable feedback but other than that they can really be pushed quite a bit and hold up nicely.
The AS73 is my #2 guitar with a solidbody ESP/LTD Viper 301 being my main all around guitar. If I had an Ibanez solidbody for a main guitar, I would like either a JS100 Satch guitar or an RG, but if could find one, an old Blazer 500 or 550 model from the 1980s. Another guitar which I could yield like a small solidbody, but is actually a small Artcore, is the AXD81 and I could have that be my top guitar for everything and I have seen one I liked recently. The strat shaped small bodied Artcore (AWD83T) with standard tremolo seems like a nice guitar, too and would probably really work well with DiMarzio humbuckers and push pull pots.
Last edited by 63Blazer; 07-25-2012 at 08:04 PM.