The AR1200 is a double neck Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1979. It was also known as the Artist Twin. It was made in Japan.
The AR1200 has both a six string and twelve string neck. It features an arched double-cutaway body mated to a pair of set-in three-piece maple necks with a 22-fret ebony fingerboards with binding and pearloid dot position markers. Components include dual Ibanez humbucking pickups for each neck mounted in creme pickup rings with individual volume and tone controls, a pair of Gibraltar Tune-O-Matic style bridges and Quik Change tailpieces with ornamental scalloped plates, rubberized Sure Grip control knobs, Smooth Tuner machine heads and individual outputs for each neck.
When it was introduced the AR1200 had a mahogany body with a maple top; for 1982 this was changed to a solid ash body. The pickups initially were Super 80 humbuckers with brass covers; for 1982 these were replaced by brass covered Super 58 pickups. For 1983 the Gibraltar bridge and tailpiece were replaced with the Gibraltar II bridge and Quik Change tailpiece. Also for 1983, Sure Grip II control knobs replaced the original Sure Grip knobs.
The AR1200 weighs in at roughly 15½ pounds (7 kg).