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1981 AR112 AV
AR112 Antique Violin 1981 (more images) Red copyright sprite

The AR112 is a twelve string Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1981. It was made in Japan.

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 Quik Change tailpiece with an ornamental scalloped plate, 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

Specifications for AR112
Year(s) produced: 1981–1984
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Antique Violin (AV)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ flame maple top
Neck joint:
Set-in w/ smooth heel
Bridge:
1981–1982: Gibraltar (w/ sustain block)
1983–1984: Gibraltar II (w/ sustain block)
Tailpiece:
1981–1982: 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:
1981–1982: 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 / push-push Duo Sound switch on each tone

Images

1983 AR112 controls
Controls Red copyright sprite

Sources

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