Ibanez Artcore AM73B semi acoustic electric guitar

Smaller size but traditional appointmets

Ibanez Artcore AM73B semi acoustic electric guitar
The "everyday" guitar feels special

You're stuck in that world between too-advanced-for-a-beginner's-guitar-but-a-$2,000-baby-is-still-beyond-your-reach. Ibanez's new Artcore AM73B might be your ticket.

Being packed with features and yet remaining highly affordable seems like the right idea to us, and the Ibanez Artcore AM73B semi- acoustic electric guitar looks like it's got it right on both counts. The instrument's combination of an all-maple body with semi-acoustic construction, a set-neck, and dual humbuckers promises full, deep tones with incredible sustain. What's more, the AM body shape is perfect for smaller players or anyone else who wants the traditional semi-acoustic elements but not the traditional size.

Other features include a rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, 22 medium frets, chrome hardware, and double-cutaways for easy access to upper frets.

We don't know what world we're stuck in, but we may have to give this Artcore a try. It looks like a good "everyday" kind of guitar, but one that has some special qualities. The list price is a good-sounding $399.00 list. For more information, visit the official Ibanez website.