Ibanez AR420 Artist, Violin Sunburst

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Ibanez AR420 Artist, Violin Sunburst

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Ibanez AR420 Artist, Violin Sunburst Overview

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.

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 add 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. That gives the AR420 a tonal versatility unmatched by any other guitar of this type.

Multi-ply necks are ultra-rigid, which means they help transmit string energy to your guitar’s body faster and better. So the three-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.


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Rated 5.00 out of 5 20/11/2020

i reckon this is the best £500 guitar on the market. it looks like it costs double and better still feels like it costs double. out of the box this guitar has a flawless finish and was surprisingly well set up. the neck, frets and nut are spot on. the machine heads are smooth and geared just right. the vol and tone pots feel and work well. playing the guitar is impressive, not the fastest or slimmest neck but comfortable with very good access to uppermost frets. The sound is bright and modern with a good range of variation from the comprehensive electrics. The only criticisms of this guitar is that it is a little neck heavy and the pickups could do with a bit more output, but thats it. Overall, i cannot recommend this guitar enough whether you are a beginner or experienced player, i guarantee you will not be disappointed!

steven kershaw

Rated 1.00 out of 5 21/3/2020

The guitar sounds great////but the cosmetic quality was awful....Brought from GAK regrettably.. Had it been from Andertons...it would never have been shipped like this...


Rated 5.00 out of 5 04/12/2019

Beautiful guitar very pleased with it. I had one before but I sold it. I regeted selling it and decided to buy another one. All ibanez guitars are very well made and don't disappoint

Robert Turner

Rated 1.00 out of 5 29/10/2018

when i recieved the product it had no basic setup not gaks fault the neck was bowed and there was no proof of inspection i have since e mailed the distribrbator and am currently awaiting a reply

john rogers

Rated 4.00 out of 5 23/8/2018

Nice guitar. Still getting a feel for it so may review again at a later stage.

Bill Norris