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1982 AR105 AV
AR105 Antique Violin Red copyright sprite

The AR105 is an Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1982. It was made in Japan.

The AR105 features an arched burl mahogany top on a double-cutaway mahogany body mated to a set-in three-piece maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and pearloid dot position markers. Components include dual Ibanez humbucking pickups mounted in creme pickup rings with individual volume and tone controls, a Gibraltar Tune-O-Matic style bridge and Quik Change tailpiece with an ornamental scalloped plate, rubberized Sure Grip control knobs and VelveTune machine heads.

For 1983 the Gibraltar bridge and tailpiece were replaced with the Gibraltar II bridge and Quik Change tailpiece.

The AR100 is a similar model with a flame maple top. The AR305 is a related model with split block fretboard inlays and different pickups with added Tri-Sound switching.

The AR105 was discontinued after 1984.

Specifications

Specifications for AR105
Year(s) produced: 1982–1984
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Antique Violin (AV)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ burl mahogany top
Neck joint:
Set-in w/ smooth heel
Bridge:
1982: Gibraltar (w/ sustain block)
1983–1984: Gibraltar II (w/ sustain block)
Tailpiece:
1982: Quik Change w/ plate
1983–1984: Quik Change II w/ plate
Knob style:
Sure Grip
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
AR
Neck material:
3-piece rock maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid dot
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Bone
Machine heads:
1982: Ibanez VelveTune
1983–1984: Ibanez VelveTune II
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H) brass covered
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H) brass covered
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle

Images

Additional details
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching diagram
Controls 2V2T3 Artist
Control layout
AR105-AV 1982
Advertisement from June 1982 Guitar magazine (Japan)[1]

Sources

  1. Secret back room #19, Our ARs (Artist registry), archived October 2018
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