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Ibanez Adds Artist Series Models

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Ibanez Adds Artist Series Models
Bensalem, PA (November 5, 2012) -- Ibanez has brought back their AR series with two new models: the AR420 and AR325. Here are the details from Ibanez:

Mastery in any art often starts with mimicry, and so is the case with master instrument builders. In the 70s, Ibanez crafted copies with such intensity and diligence that they often surpassed the quality of the guitars they were copying. But there comes a time to make your own statement.

The newly introduced AR420VLS brings back those exciting days in which Ibanez began to develop its own identity as a guitar designer. The (politely termed) “seasoned” guitar community will likely remember the Ibanez Artist fondly. There may also be some recollections of photos featuring the Artist in the hands of Steve Miller, Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, and Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers.

The Artist features arched mahogany body with a tiger maple or bubinga top with a crisp abalone binding. It also features Super 58 Pickups, well known for their balanced vintage tone. The ingenious Tri-Sound switching system provides choice of series, parallel and coil-tap wirings—a notably wide sonic selection, even by today’s standards.

AR420
• Violin Sunburst finish
• 3pc Maple AR set-in neck
• Mahogany body/Tiger Maple top with Abalone body binding
• Medium frets
• Bound Rosewood fretboard
• Pearl/ Abalone block inlay
• ART1 bridge
• Super 58 Custom neck pu
• Super 58 Custom bridge pu
• List $895.54

AR325
• Dark Brown Sunburst or Transparent Red finishes
• 3pc Maple AR set-in neck
• Mahogany body/Figured Bubinga top with Abalone body binding
• Medium frets
• Bound Rosewood fretboard
• Pearl/ Abalone block inlay
• ART1 bridge
• Super 58 Custom neck pu
• Super 58 Custom bridge pu
• List $826.65

For more information:
Ibanez

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