A symmetrical double-cutaway body with a Figured Bubunga top, Super 58 pickups and the Tri-sound switching system.
Anyone who knows their guitar history will tell you: Ibanez spent much of the 1970s in the role of the prodigious student—building copies that exceeded the quality of the originals. They’d proven themselves quite capable, but would they ever make their own distinctive contribution to the guitar pantheon? The Artist proved Ibanez was hell-bent on standing shoulder to shoulder with the industry’s veterans.
Made of mahogany, just like the classics, the AR325 Artist’s symmetrical double-cutaway body style was a first in the production guitar world. But Ibanez’s biggest leap forward will continue to be appreciated by today’s player: the tri-tone switching system—a unique configuration that opens up the number of pickup/tone possibilities. But no matter what the setting, the Super 58s pack this axe with rich tonal palette. Gorgeous old school pearl/abalone block inlays make for a path back to one of rock’s most dynamic chapters.
Case sold separately.