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"When released in the mid-70s, the Artist was the first original Ibanez design that proved that Ibanez was a force to be reckoned with. It was embraced by major recording artists and shook up the sleeping “industry giants” who had grown apathetic and inattentive from years of unchallenged dominance in the marketplace. 


The AR420 features a beautifully curved Flamed Maple Top, Okoume symmetrical body for that extra heavy “chunk” and the endless sustain that you’d expect of a classic 70s Artist.


A comfortable 3-piece Maple “AR” set-in neck incorporates a super-smooth heel for easy access to the highest frets and a smooth bound Jatoba fretboard.


The AR420 also features a Gibraltar Performer bridge for flawless intonation and Super 58 humbuckers for warm, balanced articulation and excellent response. Furthermore, the AR420 has tri-sound switches for each pickup and the parallel and coil-tap wiring configuration provides amazing tonal variety.


Non-slip Sure Grip III knobs support accurate volume and tone control."

Ibanez AR420VLS: AR Standard 6str Electric Guitar - Violin Sunburst


neck type

  • AR3pc MapleSet-in neck (smooth heel)


  • Flamed Maple topOkoume body


  • Bound Jatoba fretboardAcrylic & Abalone block inlay


  • Medium frets

number of frets

  • 22


  • Gibraltar Performer bridge

string space

  • 10.5mm


  • Quik Change Classic tailpiece

neck pickup

  • Super 58 (H) neck pickupPassive/Alnico

bridge pickup

  • Super 58 (H) bridge pickupPassive/Alnico

factory tuning

  • 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E


  • D'Addario® EXL110

string gauge

  • .010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046

hardware color

  • Gold

Case Option

  • IGB924-BK Padded Bag
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