Throughout the history of Ibanez Guitars, few models have had such impact and significance as Artist series guitars. One of the first and still among the most important, Artist series has divided into several sub-lines of LP-inspired guitars. This time around AR line is being updated with two models, of which AR420 is one. It comes with a series` standard double cut body with solid construction. It is made of mahogany back and flamed maple top. Top panel is carved and bound in abalone binding. There is no pickguard featured on this sweet six-stringer. Violin Sunburst is the only color option available and it is finished in satin. Elegant and stylish appearance of this guitar is completed with gold-plated hardware and combination of pearl block inlays with abalone details. Bridge section is made up of three pieces. ART1 bridge sits in the front and is followed by a stoptail bar. Right behind the stoptail bar is trapezoid tailpiece. Super Custom '58 active humbuckers are placed in both the bridge and neck positions. Separate volume and tone knobs are accompanied by a pair of mini-switches used for coil splitting, while the full-sized three-way toggle switch is used for pickup selection. Three-piece neck is made of maple and attached to the body with a set-in joint. Ar contour is in the back and 22-fret rosewood fingerboard on top. Medium-sized frets, pearl/abalone inlays, 12" radius and 1-11/16" wide string nut are featured on the fingerboard. Scale is 24-3/4" long.


AR420 Full Specs

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Body Shape Les Paul Double Cut
Body Type Solid Body
Body Construction Double cutaway
Body Wood Mahogany
Body Top Wood Maple (Flame)
Binding Abalone
Carved Top Yes
Bridge ART-1
Bridge Stoptail
Bridge Trapezoid Tailpiece
Number of Pickups 2
Bridge Pickup Type Active Humbucker
Neck Pickup Type Active Humbucker
Controls Volume
Controls Tone
Controls Mini Switch
Coil Splitting Yes
Pickup Switch Type 3-way Pickup Selector
Neck Wood Maple
Neck Construction 3-piece neck
Neck Shape Artist Style
Neck Joint Set neck
Fingerboard Material Rosewood (Bound)
Number of Frets 22
Fret Size Medium
Fingerboard Inlays Abalone
Fingerboard Inlays Pearl Blocks
Hardware Gold
Number of Strings 6
Finish Satin
Scale Length 24-3/4"
Nut Width 1.6875" (1-11/16")
Fingerboard Radius 12.00"

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Body Shape
Les Paul Double Cut
Les Paul Double Cut
Body Type
Solid Body
Solid Body
Body Construction
Double cutaway
Double cutaway
Body Wood
Mahogany
Mahogany
Body Top Wood
Maple (Flame)
Maple (Flame)
Binding
Abalone
Abalone
Carved Top
Yes
No
Bridge
ART-1/Stoptail/Trapezoid Tailpiece
Gibraltar Standard/Sustain Block
Number of Pickups
2
2
Bridge Pickup Type
Active Humbucker
Humbucker
Neck Pickup Type
Active Humbucker
Humbucker
Controls
Mini Switch/Tone/Volume
Mini Switch/Tone/Volume
Coil Splitting
Yes
No
Pickup Switch Type
3-way Pickup Selector
3-way Pickup Selector
Neck Wood
Maple
Maple
Neck Construction
3-piece neck
No
Neck Shape
Artist Style
AR
Neck Joint
Set neck
Set neck
Fingerboard Material
Rosewood (Bound)
Ebony
Number of Frets
22
22
Fret Size
Medium
Jumbo
Fingerboard Inlays
Abalone/Pearl Blocks
Abalone Split Block
Hardware
Gold
Gold
Number of Strings
6
6
Finish
Satin
Gloss
Scale Length
24-3/4"
24-3/4"
Nut Width
1.6875" (1-11/16")
1.69''
Fingerboard Radius
12.00"
12.00"
1 User Review

drspyder on 2012-10-10 23:28:40

Very playable, great features, great visual, high reliability, good quality, solid.

Ibanez AR420 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 ratings

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