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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-17-2007, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Why oh why did I buy an ARTCORE?!

Artcores are great...well, most of them.
Today, in a sudden gas attack, I bought the $300 sunburst artcore (es-335 look-a-like...not sure of the #).
WHY?! I dont know. I dont even like hollowbodies.
Im trading it in for a strat tomorrow.
Anyone had any similar experiences? If I hadnt blow 300 bucks, this would be sorta funny
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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-17-2007, 11:55 PM
 
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Re: Why oh why did I buy an ARTCORE?!

Keep it and learn to play jazz - they're phenomenal value for $300!

And besides, strats are a dime a dozen ;-)
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post #3 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 12:17 AM
 
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Keep it. Change the pickups, though.
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post #4 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 12:28 AM
 
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Re: Why oh why did I buy an ARTCORE?!

LOL, put an X2N in it and witness feedback galore.
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post #5 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 12:29 AM
 
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Re: Why oh why did I buy an ARTCORE?!

You bought it 'cause it was a good value . . . you ONLY blew three hundred dollars on a well-built semihollow with a nice burst finish that continues on the back and sides. Play it and you just might like it!
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Re: Why oh why did I buy an ARTCORE?!

Keep it. Artcores rule.
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post #7 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 11:09 AM
 
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Re: Why oh why did I buy an ARTCORE?!

indeed. Keep the guitar. I've always wanted one of those.
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Re: Why oh why did I buy an ARTCORE?!

Post some pics man, rules are rules. I played an Artcore at a local Music & Arts store and I liked it a lot. If anything, lower the action on it and listen to some Avenue Blue and George Benson. The tone on that guitar is nice and sweet.

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Re: Why oh why did I buy an ARTCORE?!

Wow, didnt expect that response!
Ive been thinking about it. I may go and trade it in for the strat though.
x2n is a great idea!

Its a pretty cool guitar...feels weird, considering my only other axe is a JS. The tuners are crap, gotta say. Pickups are...meh. But it plays quite well, and yes, the burst is nice, even on the neck. Itll look great when it ages, if I keep it. Theres some icky glue at the neck joint, not much, but whatever. Great fret job...surprised me, actually. Binding on neck, body, F-holes, headstock, all great. Bridge feels nice.
Im gonna go back and A/B it to the strat. who knows?
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post #10 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 11:58 AM
 
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Re: Why oh why did I buy an ARTCORE?!

I play my friends Artcore all the time, his is really nice and sounds great thru my rig after I Eq for it.

Its a different beast than you JS or what a strat is... I would say keep it, uless you are unhappy with is minor issues.
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has anyone tried the new awd artcores? http://www.ibanez.com/hollow/series.aspx?s=awd im really tempted to get one, theyre prettiness
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post #12 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 12:25 PM
 
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Re: Why oh why did I buy an ARTCORE?!

Arg that blue AWD83 looks MIGHTY tempting.. might consider selling my RGT and get it.. hmm
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post #13 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 12:26 PM
 
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Re: Why oh why did I buy an ARTCORE?!

i've got 4 of them. one being the af105. i absolutely love them.

am73
afs75
af85
af105

i am looking to either get the ak85 of as103. i love those guitars. best bang for the buck archtops on the market.

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Keep it. Artcores rule.
+10

I have an AF75 and I love it--plays like a dream and can do everything from Jazz to Setzer to Hard Rock.
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Yeah played a couple at the local music store, so nice.
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