The Ibanez ART300 Artist Electric Guitar offers a modern variation on the single cutaway Artist theme at an unprecedented low price. With a set neck joint, mahogany body, a beautiful textured maple to... Read More
The Ibanez ART300 Artist Electric Guitar offers a modern variation on the single cutaway Artist theme at an unprecedented low price. With a set neck joint, mahogany body, a beautiful textured maple top that suggests reptilian hide, and Ibanez original active pickups, this sucker's built for the heavy rocker.
For over 30 years, the Ibanez classic Artist guitar design has provided a real, high-quality alternative to the other famous mahogany double humbucker guitar.
Reviewed by 37 customers
Great guitar. Just purchased new and received this week. It sounds good plugged in or unplugged. Great pro caliber guitar.
Overall this is a great guitar. ?Lightweight body and the contoured back truly enhances playing comfort. ?The smooth saddles with no sharp corners makes right hand picking so much better than on traditional stop tail pieces. ? Rock solid bridge and good construction. It is cast metal which probably hinders the tone to some extent but is pretty much nonexsistent to the average listener. A point that many players might overlook unless you do your own set-ups is the fact that the intonation screws are offset which allows improved access & secure seating of the screwdriver tip. Very nice touch. ?I believe the neck is slightly wider and has a larger radius than traditional single cut guitar but the short scale definitely makes bends, vibrato and general playing an ease. ? I was especially impressed with the nice tone and sustain from a guitar in this price range. I also like the look and textured feel of the body although its purely superficial. The bad: The nut is of low quality. While wiping down the strings the outer edge near the low E string broke off. Also tuning has been suspect even before that happened the G & D strings hanging up in the nut slots. The tuning keys are inconsistent with some being pretty accurate but others either too loose or to tight even after adjusting them. The shielded output jack is a nice touch but came loose and requires a special tool to tighten up. The fact that you need a screwdriver to replace the batteries is time consuming, frustrating and just one more thing to lose (screws). A quick release pop off cover would be a huge improvement. The pickups may be good for lots of gain and heavy metal but they dont clean up well and sound flat at low volumes. I put a Seymour Duncan Alnico II in the bridge and it is by no means a high output pickup but is so much more harmonically rich than the stock pickup. The guitar is made in China so my expectations weren't very high to begin with. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Ibanez and the innovations they put into their products instead of just sticking with the same spec's that have been on guitars for decades. Even with the flaws this guitar has I can see and hear the potential of a superb intrument lurking inside. Changing out some of the parts is simple enough for me and won't break the bank.
picked this up and took it home after a few strums. nice action, nice look, nice feel, nice sound,nice price. for those looking its a fun player
Admittedly, my mom thinks that looks make a good guitar. (Don't worry, I'm not a loser living with my mom. Only 20 years old and in school!). She saw this in an add from Guitar Center and thought I should try it out since it was on sale at the time. I was extremely reluctant, having never been a fan of Ibanez in the past. Got to the store, and I was instantly blown away by this guitar's beauty. The brown scalloped top looked so elegant, yet rugged. I picked it up after playing around on an Epi Les Paul Standard. Needless to say, I haven't played an Epi LP since!!! This guitar looks and feels amazing. The LZ1 pickups have so much more personality than EMGs. Perfect for metal, blues, anything you can think of. Buy this NOW!
This guitar really surprised me.ive had it for about 6 months and it has held up really well. I first tried it expecting it to be a metal guitar, but I was wrong, this guitar can do it all. turn up the volume on clean and you get a nice crunchy tube amp-ish overdrive sound. turn the volume down to about 5 and you get a really nice clean tone, and of course it can do all your metal and rock needs. the only problem i have is that the tone dosent really effect the sound. the texture of the guitar is way cool, and the finish is great. i also love the inlays on the neck. DONT EVER MISTAKE IBANEZ FOR JUST A METAL GUITAR COMPANY! p.s. its a really comfortable weight for an lp style guitar.
I have had this guitar for a couple of years now, and it is still as great as the day I got it. The sound on it is very good, it has great sustain, and the brown textured finish just looks beautiful. The feel on this guitar is very good, it's pretty light(or at least lighter than my Fender). The finish on it has not faded a bit over the years I've had it. This is my favorite guitar out of the ones I own. Overall, this is a great guitar, with a great price.
I have played my share of guitars. I have loved a wide variety of guitars over the years from aLP studio to a numerous fenders. No joke though, price aside, I would take this over any that I have played. The pickups, neck, and really everything are ridiculous for the price. I have never been one for looks, I mean really who cares, but the finish is easy on the eyes. Plug it in and turn it up and you will get a wide variety of tones from fat and warm to down right nasty with the factory pickups. I mean you will not want to put this thing down. Looking for a Les Paul but don't want to shell out big bucks looking for something to compliment a top of the line strat? Looking for a first real guitar? No reason you should give this a try and be absolutely thrilled with this product.
this guitar was good when i got it i replace the strings with standard erni ball slinkies which helped the pick ups are okay but should be upgraded to lz1 or lz2 or if you want to get fancy some emgs or seymour duncans but for a first guitar great but hard to get used to playing id recomend this for beginers only if you have two or three guitars already go for a higher art series or a completle different series
i have the original art 300 the first year they produced it. i play guitar everyday of my life and out of the several guitars i own this is the only one i even pick up. this guitar is lightweight and very comfortable. it holds its tune very well no matter how you tune it. i picked this guitar up off craigslist back in 08 and when i went to the mans house i brought my esp h 207 with me to compare it to see if i wanted it. after 5 minutes with the ibanez i fell in love. the man was asking 300 got it because he also added zack wylde 81/85s on to the guitar. i was 100 bucks short so i just gave em my esp and traded clean. this is the best affordably priced guitar ibanez makes and i will have that guitar till im old and grey
i love my IBANEZ ART 300 BKC the pick ups are awsome it has the metal sound i have been looking for and it is just an amazing guitar. i have a crapy first act amp right now but it doesnt matter it still osunds good on it.... my friends are always telling me is there an amp that my guitar doesnt make sound good and lol im speechless i love this guitar highley recamended for a first or second or third or even a fourth :) it doesnt matter all i no is it is worth it :D
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