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The AR1505 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 AR1505 features an arched spruce top with multi-ply cream binding on a double cutaway mahogany body mated to a set-in mahogany neck with a 22-fret Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with binding pearl and abalone split block position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Super 58 Jazz 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 bone nut, 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. The body is finished with lacquer.

The AR1500 is a similar model with a maple top, ebony fretboard, a brass nut and Super 58 pickups.

The AR1505 was discontinued after 1984.


Specifications for AR1505
Model name: AR1505
Year(s) produced: 1983–1984
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Antique Violin (AV)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ spruce top w/ multi-ply cream binding & 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:
1-piece mahogany
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Brazilian rosewood w/ cream binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid/ abalone split block
22 / medium
Machine heads:
Ibanez VelveTune II
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 Jazz (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 Jazz (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