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Ibanez Artcore AS73 - Rescued from the Rose Bowl Flea Market

This Ibanez hollow body electric is super cool, but the neck was broken off the body when I found it and all the hardware was gone. It ended up being a pretty clean separation at the joint with no real damage to the wood. So I cleaned up the joint and re-glued it, then put in all new pickups, pots, switches, tuners and such. Came out great, and I sold it to a guy in Upland who got a great deal on a beautiful guitar.

Ibanez Restoration | 6/17/1989

I picked up this Ibanez Artcore AS73 back in June 2015 at the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, CA. When I found it, it was damaged at the neck joint and missing most of the hardware. What hardware was left (a few mismatched tuners, the cable jack and a couple pots) was in pretty rough shape.