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The AR1500 is an Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1983. It was made in Japan. It was referred to an an "Artist Custom" model.

The AR1500 features an arched maple top with multi-ply cream binding on a double cutaway mahogany body mated to a set-in mahogany and maple neck with a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with binding pearl and abalone split block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 58 humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls, a Gibraltar II Tune-o-matic style fixed bridge, Quik Change II tailpiece with cloud ornamental plate, a brass bridge, Sure Grip II control knobs and VelveTune II machine heads. The headstock has a rosewood veneer and a more detailed inlay than the typical Artist models and the body is finished with lacquer

The AR1505 is a similar model with a spruce top, Brazilian rosewood fretboard, bone nut and Super 58 Jazz pickups. The AR300 is a similar model with a laminated maple neck and Tri-sound switches for the pickups.

The AR1500 was discontinued after 1984.


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Specifications for AR1500
Model name: AR1500
Year(s) offered: 1983–1984
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Cherry Sunburst (CS)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ maple top w/ multi-ply cream binding and lacquer finish
Neck joint:
Set-in w/ smooth heel
Gibraltar II w/ sustain block
Quik Change II w/ cloud plate
Knob style:
Sure Grip II
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Neck material:
3-piece mahogany/ maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ cream binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid/ abalone split block
22 / medium
Machine heads:
Ibanez VelveTune II
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H)
Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" mono side mounted w/ square plate


Additional details
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Side view
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Control layout