It's a good thing the Ibanez AR420 solidbody electric guitar has a unique look, otherwise you might make assumptions about how it plays and sounds. Part of Ibanez's Artist Series, the AR420 has a feel and playability that will appeal to a wide range of players of all types, and the versatile tone, combined with quality construction and tonewoods, adds up to a value-packed guitar. You get rich tone, sustain, and a classy look from a mahogany body topped with maple, while two Super 58 Custom humbuckers with Tri-sound electronics give the Ibanez AR420 undeniable tonal tenacity.
The arched flame maple top on the AR420 looks beautiful, and with the gold hardware it puts out a classy vibe. But it also enhances the rich tonality and sustain of the mahogany body for a powerful sound that can sound warm and soulful or aggressive and biting when you match it up with the appropriate amplifier.
Each of the Super 58 Custom humbuckers on the AR420 has a Tri-sound switch, which lets you choose between series, parallel, and coil-tap operation. There's a lot of tonal territory to cover here, and you'll love exploring how each configuration sounds through your favorite amplifier.
Multiply necks are ultra-rigid, which means they help transmit string energy to your guitar's body faster and better. So the 3-piece maple neck on the AR420 adds clarity and detail to your performance, which balances nicely with the richness and depth of mahogany and maple.
The AR is a classic among Ibanez guitars. It was one of the first original designs produced by Ibanez and continues to be a sought after guitar. The AR series continues that legacy with pride.
Jatoba has a reddish brown color which produces a rich mid range with a crisp high end.
All AR series have Tri-sound switch for each pickup. Choose from series, parallel & coil-tap wiring configuration for tonal variety. Non slip Sure grip III knobs support accurate volume & tone control.
Super 58 pickups feature moderate output & vintage tone.
AR model features smooth heel for superb playability.
The Quik Change Classic tailpiece enables faster and easier string changing.
The Sure Grip III knobs are designed for precise control with nonslip functionality, along with smooth and classic looks.
Great looks and unlimited tones abound from the Ibanez AR420!
|Body Shape||AR Standard|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Top Material||Flamed Maple|
|Neck Material||3-pc maple, set-in|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Acrylic/Abalone Blocks|
|Number of Frets||22, medium|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||ART-1 bridge, Quik Change Ultra tailpiece|
|Neck Pickup||Super 58 Custom Humbucker|
|Bridge Pickup||Super 58 Custom Humbucker|
|Controls||2 x volume, 2 x tone, 2 x Tri-sound switch, 3-way pickup selector|
|Manufacturer Part Number||AR420-VLS|