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For other AR200 versions, see AR200 (disambiguation).
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The AR200 is an Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1979. It was made in Japan by FujiGen and replaced the 24-fret 2618.

The AR200 features an arched maple top on a double-cutaway mahogany body mated to a set-in three-piece maple neck with a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with binding and abalone dot position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Super 80 humbucking pickups mounted in creme pickup rings with individual volume and tone controls and a Tri-sound switch, 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.

The AR200L is a left-handed version. The AR100 is a similar model with different pickups and without the Tri-sound switch. The AR300 is a related model with a second Tri-sound switch and with split block fretboard inlays. The AR250 is a related model with an ash body with a German carve top.

The AR200 was discontinued after 1980.

Specifications

Specifications for AR200 (1979–1980)
Model name: AR200 (1979–1980)
Year(s) produced: 1979–1980
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Antique Violin (AV) / Black (BK) 1979
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ maple top
Neck joint:
Set-in w/ smooth heel
Bridge:
Gibraltar (w/ sustain block)
Tailpiece:
Quik Change w/ "cloud" ornament
Knob style:
Sure Grip
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
AR
Neck material:
3-piece rock maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone dot
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Bone
Machine heads:
VelveTune
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 80 (H) brass covered
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 80 (H) brass covered
Controls:
Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector / Tri-sound switch
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
1979 AR200 BK.jpg
Black
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Control layout
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Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3 single-Tri-sound Artist.png
Controls layout

Sources

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