Ibanez AR420-VLS AR Series Electric Guitar - (Violin Sunburst)
Released from Ibanez’s Artist Series, the AR420-VLS electric guitar is a visually striking double cutaway design that offers a staggering tonal palette with it’s Super 58 Custom Humbuckers and Tri-sound electronics.
It features gold hardware, pearl/abalone inlays and binding, and a stunning flamed maple top. The three piece maple neck has a slim profile and smooth heel for maximum playability and we love the practical additions to the AR420-VLS such as the Sure-Grip volume and tone controls.
The Super 58 Custom Humbuckers give an articulate, vintage voice to this mahogany bodied electric. The mini switches next to the volume and tone controls allow the pickups to perform as serial connected humbuckers, parallel connected humbuckers and as single coils.
The combination of mahogany body, maple top, maple neck and rosewood fingerboard provides a wonderfully balanced tonal foundation for the sophisticated electronics. The ART-1 bridge and Quik Change were designed to optimise sustain and tuning stability.
At RAD, we found the AR420-VLS to be a sonic chameleon that performed fantastically in a studio environment, able to transform itself into a range of “classic” guitar models.
This is a stunning looking guitar in a violin sunburst finish that would suit the player who strives for a wide array of classic tones, perfect for the home, studio and stage.
Features & Specifications
Neck type: AR 3pc Maple set-in neck (smooth heel)
Body: Flamed Maple top/Mahogany body w/Abalone body binding
Fretboard: Bound Rosewood fretboard w/Acrylic & Abalone block inlay
Fret: Medium frets Bridge: ART-1 bridge
Tailpiece: Quik Change Classic tailpiece
Neck pickup: Super 58 (H) neck pickup (Passive/Alnico)
Bridge pickup: Super 58 (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Alnico)
Factory tuning: 1E, 2B, 3G, 4D, 5A, 6E
String gauge: .010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046
Hardware colour: Gold