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The 2622 is an Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1977. It was made in Japan by FujiGen. It was also known as the Artist EQ.

The 2622 features a carved maple top with creme binding on a double-cutaway mahogany body mated to a set-in three-piece maple neck with a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with binding and pearl and abalone split block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 80 humbucking pickups, a Gibraltar Tune-O-Matic style fixed bridge and tailpiece with scalloped "cloud" ornament and VelveTune machine heads.

The EQ Tone system consists of separate preamp gain and input attenuation controls paired with a 3-band active EQ with ±15 dB boost/cut for bass, middle and treble. A toggle allows the EQ system to be deactivated. The system can be powered with either a 9V battery or an included phantom power unit.

The 2619 is a related model without the active EQ system.

The 2622 was replaced by the similar AR500 in 1979.


Specifications for 2622
Model name: 2622
Year(s) produced: 1977–1979
Sold in: Europe / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Antique Violin (AV) / Black (BK) 1978 / Cherry Wine (CW) 1978
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ maple top & creme binding
Neck joint:
Set-in w/ smooth heel
Gibraltar (w/ sustain block)
Quik Change
Knob style:
Sure Grip
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Neck material:
3-piece rock maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid & abalone split block
22 / VelveTouch
Half-bone/ half-brass
Machine heads:
Ibanez VelveTune
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 80 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 80 (H)
Preamp gain / Input attenuation / three ±15 dB active EQ knobs (bass, mid, treble) / EQ toggle
9V or phantom power unit
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)


Additional finishes/ details
Cherry Wine
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Control layout
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