When released in the mid-70s, the Artist was the first original design to prove 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.
This is a like-for-like 2018 recreation of the legendary Artist model and is absolutely stunning! It looks gorgeous, it plays beautifully and it has stacks of versatility with both pickups being coil tapped.
The AR325QA features a beautifully curved Quilted Ash symmetrical body for that extra heavy “chunk” and endless sustain 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 Jatobafretboard.
The AR325QA features the ART-1 bridge for flawless intonation, and Super 58 humbuckers for warm, balanced articulation and excellent response. Furthermore, it has tri-sound switches for each pickup and the parallel & coil-tap wiring configuration provides tonal variety. Non-slip Sure Grip III knobs support accurate volume & tone control.
- Neck type: AR 3pc Maple set-in neck (smooth heel)
- Body: Quilted Ash top/Nato body
- Fretboard: Bound Jatobafretboard w/Acrylic & Abalone block inlay
- Frets: Medium frets
- Bridge ART-1 bridge-Tailpiece Quik Change Classic tailpiece
- Pickups: Super 58
- Hardware color: Gold
During Lockdown (November 5th – December 2nd), this item will only be available to click and collect from store or by delivery in the SW of England only (at an additional price of £15).
If you want to purchase this item, please contact us either by email (email@example.com ) or by phone (01392 793260) to make payment and arrange collection/delivery.