The Ibanez ARX320 Electric Guitar delivers a load of bandstand eye appeal starting with the carved quilted maple top above its mahogany body. The set Ibanez Artist neck with bound rosewood fretboard a... Read More
The Ibanez ARX320 Electric Guitar delivers a load of bandstand eye appeal starting with the carved quilted maple top above its mahogany body. The set Ibanez Artist neck with bound rosewood fretboard and diamond inlays is fast and built to shred. The Gibraltar III Quick Change bridge/tailpiece adds sustain and easy string swaps. The ARX320 guitar's Ibanez ACH1 and ACH2 humbucker pickups go from prim to pugilistic sounds with a midrange punch that works for everything from jazz to punk to rockabilly.
Reviewed by 14 customers
This guitar is a Solid, well rounded work horse. been using it for almost 8 months, played almost every day! With a body made of Mahogany with a maple top, a mahogany neck with rosewood fret board this thing feels like an asymmetrical Double cut Les Paul. The beautiful Cherry paint is stunning and still looks great even now. The pickups aren't the best for anything too extreme, but will do fine even then. Swap them out for some emg 81/85's and you will have a modern metal monster! But even stock its absolutely perfect for anything rock and roll or blues. The necks hefty enough for big handed people (like myself) but small enough for smaller handed players as well. The 24.75 inch scale also makes moving around the neck and holding complex chords a breeze. My one complaint about the neck of mine was the fret edges were a little sharp in some places. a minor concern but still lame, just the same. The hardware and controls are a mixed bag though. The separate volume controls are great if you wanna make your 3 way toggle into a kill switch. However there's only one tone control to control both pickups, but honestly i ALWAYS have that up all the way, so no worries. The Input jack utterly sucks for this Guitar. By that I mean it, works fine but IT WILL come loose and hang slightly and move around in its cavity until you go in and re-tighten it. easy to do, but annoying. and you will have to do it again, and again, and again, unless you do something drastic. The bridge is cool looking and its design makes it easy to re-string the guitar but it can sometimes come free whilst restringing and hit the body. Ouch. Also because of the tail piece's design it doesn't like really heavy gauge strings. I use size 56-13 strings and size 59-13 strings and in order to help the low E fit i filed the tail piece's string groove a little bigger to help accommodate and the 59 gauge still doesn't fit all the way snug. But i have yet to have any string issues (other than just fitting them) to this day. the machine heads are of good quality; Solid, sealed, and nice, smooth turns. Having said all the above, Please keep in mind I bought mine from GC used. but was near mint. just minor belt rash. Anyways, I'd give this guitar five stars if it was cheaper. So i feel this is a little over priced and I wouldn't have ever bought this guitar any other way. But even with its price, it is on par with any Epiphone Les Paul of the same price range and above it and i feel its even better than an Epi LP in most cases. especially if you CRAVE something close to a les paul but with some slight flavor differences and a lovely double cutaway.
I just purchased this guitar and if I hadn't seen the price tag first I would of immediately thought it to be out of my price range. The pictures on the GC website don't do this beauty justice, I got the Transparent Cherry finish and it is MUCH darker than the picture on the website(which I like). The neck is slim which helps me for fast movements up and down the fretboard. You can get this guitar with a fatter neck FYI by getting the "Ibanez arx320 Artist" The guitar has a nice weight to it, lighter than an LP but heavier than my Epiphone SG. The tunners are really nice as they are able to hold tune for a long time even with fresh strings. For this price you can't do any better so stop reading and go buy it!
This Guitar was my Top 1 choice from 12 pages of looking and searching for a Dream guitar. Once i saw it on-line i Loved it at first sight! Went to Guitar Center to try it out; loved the sound and the pick up controls,fell in love with the smooth and easy to grab neck. As an over all, i loved the way how it sang every note and every chord precise and not one bit out of tune! Loved it and wouldnt change it all! Its God gift to all!
Having sold a Gibson LP Custom and a Studio years back (deep regrets), I wanted a mahogany/humbucker combo. Since my budget was much lower than when living at home in my teens, I took a gamble on something off-shore. How American-made instruments at $2600+ can compete with Ibanez, I'll never know. The neck is thin but round (SG-ish), perfectly finished, not sticky like a Gibson, and it supports low action. No glue around the markers, no protruding fret edges, and nicely finished binding. The body is light, but still very warm in tone. Ibanez kept it to two pieces, as opposed to cheaping-out with a "pancake" body. I found the pickups to be a little too hot (not noisy, though), but lowering the height was an easy fix. It now has a more natural, woody tone. The top is a nicely figured wine-red, albeit not as attractive as, say, a Carvin. It's also not as over-the-top flashy and cheap looking as some Schecters and LTD's. My only small gripe would be the plastic nut, but that's easily replaced. I own or have owned many of the more expensive instruments out there (Amer. Fenders, Gibsons, Carvins, Rickenbackers, etc.), and have played for 22 years. I know I won't convince someone in the market for a new PRS to look here, but to everyone else: please don't overlook this astonishing value!
I was originally looking for a SG.This is like a SG Supreme with a carved quilted maple top.Mine doesn't have as nice of quilt as the pictures but it looks good.The tuners are tight and it stays in tune well.The neck is wide & thin taper frets are dressed ok. The ceramic pickups are strong and full range with a little midrange growl.The bridge is very cool for changing strings, and intonation is good.The two volume and one tone knob work well for dialing in a tone, adjust the volumes to blend tones and tone knob to fine tune,cool!This is a great deal for under five bills.
I bought this guitar at guitar center about 2 years ago.The first thing I noticed when I jammed on it was the fretboard is wide and flat (which is good) and the action was perfect. The bridge pickup is so-so,but the neck pickup is great.The tuners aren't very good but for a guitar in this price range you can't expect everything.The finish is great and the picture doesn't really do it justice.I upgraded to locking tuners and I'm contemplating atleast replacing the bridge pup.Great guitar for jammin.
I first found this guitar when I was walking around Guitar Center one day and I was trying to look for a Les Paul DC. When I say the Ibanez ARX320 I picked it up quickly and just played the day away. It felt amazing. The neck is very smooth making it easy to slide from one part of the neck to another. Thank You Les Paul for creating the Les Paul DC and Thank You Ibanez for using the same model to make this gorgeous looking and sounding guitar.
Well I wanted a Schecter with emg's in it, but between reviews and some consulting by the sales associates at guitar center I picked this Ibanez. I'm thoroughly impressed with the craftsmanship, it may be comin out of tune a lil quick, and I do want to change the pickups, but the fast neck, and the decent pickups, followed by the awesome paint job....... ITS ON!!! Only had it for a few hours but its my new baby!!!!!
This guitar is really sweet! I went into the local Guitar Center in my town and I was trying to look for a Les Paul DC. Unfortunately I came up empty handed until I found this baby! The Ibanez ARX320 is a the greatest guitar I have ever played. It's good for all kinds of music! If you are looking for a great Ibanez guitar, you will find no better one then the Ibanez ARX320! The pickups are good but you might want to change them in the future. All in all the Ibanez ARX320 is gorgeous and it sounds amazing!!!
I needed that "les paul" tone to be prepared for studio/session needs but don't have the $ now for a gibson. So I've had this ARX320 for about a week now & since have had 2 "low key" venues & a nightclub gig last night, where I could really crank it up with my Blackheart 15w head & 2x12 celestion vintage 30's cab. I've had at least 1/2 dozen Gibson lp's in my 40 yrs playing and can honestly say only 1 has exceeded sound & playability of this thing. Ibanez can do this at such an affordable cost and deserves a huge pat on their collective back. That mahagony/humbucker combo tone is gorgeous from this axe. Low volume is both bell-like clean & full but I like to play my blues LOUD! That's where this baby blew me away. The ever present mids & biting highs were just what I was looking for. And the forever sustain, possibly helped by the gibralter III bridge, along with the heavy, controlled feedback power on those string stretching Albert King-like single note licks are testament to this guitar's versatility and spot-on quality. Also pickups don't have to be high-output monsters to get what you want to play ball-bustin blues. These are just right and I'll never replace them. Metalheads & shredders have put Ibanez in the limelight for a long time but let's not overlook what they can do for the soul of a blues player and his/her listeners. The fact that we can achieve that "religious" experience with an audience at such a ridiculously low price makes me a very happy bluesman.
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