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Ibanez AR520HFM-LBB AR Standard - Light Blue Burst

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Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Maple Top, Maple/Okoume Back and Sides, 3-piece Maple Neck, Jatoba Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Light Blue Burst
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The Ibanez AR520 is built for players who love the look of an Ibanez solidbody but want to add a dash of hollowbody character to their signal. This guitar has a chambered maple/okoume body with a carved maple top. Two Super 58 Custom humbuckers with Tri-sound electronics give the Ibanez AR520 undeniable tonal tenacity; the hollowbody construction adds an airy quality, yielding a sound that guitarists here at Music Experience simply can't get enough of. The Ibanez AR520 also features a Gibraltar Performer bridge and Quik Change Ultra tailpiece, providing long sustain and tuning stability. Plus, the 3-piece maple neck and nearly non-existent neck heel offer supreme playing comfort.

Okoume and maple deliver standout tone

The right tonewoods will set the stage for how a guitar sounds when it's plugged in. And for the AR520, Ibanez used okoume and maple to great effect. The okoume's sustain and sonic complexity pairs perfectly with maple's brisk high-end. The hollowbody construction garnishes the rich sonic cocktail by adding an airy feel, resulting in a powerful sound that can serve up soulful licks or biting riffs when you match it up with the amplifier of your choices.

Sonic flexibility from Tri-sound electronics

The AR520 is equipped with a pair of Tri-sound switches to unlock three different "voices" per pickup. Each of the Super 58 humbuckers can be used in series, parallel, and single-coil operation, opening the door for you to explore new and unique sounds. There's a lot of tonal territory to cover here, and you'll love exploring how each configuration sounds through your favorite amplifier or modeler.

Ultra-playable 3-piece neck

The newest generations of Ibanez guitars have begun appearing with multi-ply necks, which is a massive improvement in the eyes of guitarists at Music Experience. Multi-ply necks are ultra-rigid, which means they need less maintenance and help transmit string energy to your guitar's body more efficiently. The 3-piece set maple neck on the AR520 adds clarity and detail to your performance, which balances nicely with the richness and depth of the body woods.

    What Ibanez Says...

    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.

    Super 58 pickups

    Super 58 pickups feature moderate output & vintage tone.

    2 Tri-sound switches

    By giving each humbucker 3 different sounds, Tri-Sound switches expand your guitar's versatility.

    Jatoba Fretboard

    Jatoba has a reddish brown color which produces a rich mid range with a crisp high end.

    Gibraltar Performer bridge

    The Gibraltar Performer bridge provides rich sustain and tuning stability. The low positioned saddles promise comfortable playability.

    Set-in neck

    AR model features smooth heel for superb playability.

    Ibanez AR520HFM Hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:

    • Okoume body and maple top deliver a deep, rich tone
    • Hollowbody construction adds extra resonance and sustain
    • Dual Super 58 Custom humbucking pickups with Alnico magnets have a smooth, wide-ranging output
    • Tri-sound electronics for each pickup give you series, parallel, and single-coil wiring options
    • 3-piece maple neck plays fast and smooth, thanks to slim profile and smooth heel
    • Sure-Grip control knobs are easy to manipulate while you're performing
    • Gibraltar Performer bridge and Quik Change Ultra tailpiece contribute long sustain and tuning stability

              Body Type Hollowbody
              Body Shape AR Standard
              Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
              Number of Strings 6
              Body Material Maple/Okoume
              Top Material Flamed Maple
              Body Finish Gloss Polyester
              Color Light Blue Burst
              Neck Material 3-Piece Maple
              Neck Shape AR
              Radius 12"
              Fingerboard Material Jatoba
              Fingerboard Inlay Acrylic/Abalone Blocks
              Number of Frets 22, Medium
              Scale Length 24.75"
              Nut Width 1.692"
              Nut Material Plastic
              Bridge/Tailpiece Gibraltar Performer Quick-change Classic Tailpiece
              Tuners Ibanez
              Neck Pickup Super 58 Humbucker
              Bridge Pickup Super 58 Humbucker
              Controls 1 x master volume
              Switching 2 x Tri-sound switches, 3-way toggle pickup switch
              Strings D'Addario EXL .010-.046
              Case Included None
              Manufacturer Part Number AR520HFMLBB