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The AR112 is a twelve string Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1981. It was made in Japan by FujiGen and replaced the similar 24-fret AR350 & 2618/12.

The AR112 features an arched flame maple 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 w/ push-push Duo sound switching, a Gibraltar Tune-O-Matic style bridge and special stop tailpiece with integrated "cloud" ornament, rubberized Sure Grip control knobs and VelveTune machine heads.

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

The AR100 is a similar six string model.

The AR112 was discontinued after 1984.


Specifications for AR112
Model name: AR112
Year(s) produced: 1981–1984
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Antique Violin (AV)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ flame maple top
Neck joint:
Set-in w/ smooth heel
1981–1982: Gibraltar (w/ sustain block)
1983–1984: Gibraltar II (w/ sustain block)
Special tailpiece w/ integrated "cloud" ornament
Knob style:
Sure Grip
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Neck material:
3-piece rock maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid dot
22 / medium
Machine heads:
1981–1982: Ibanez VelveTune
1983–1984: Ibanez VelveTune II
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H) brass covered
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H) brass covered
Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector / push-push Duo Sound switch on each tone


Additional details
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Pickup switching
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Controls layout


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