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For other AR250 models, see AR250 (disambiguation).
AR250 VB
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The AR250 is an Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1999. The AR250 supplanted the AR200 which is similar except it has a plain maple top. It was produced in South Korea by Cort.

The AR250 features a flamed maple top with cream binding on a mahogany body mated to a set-in maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with cream binding and dot position markers. Components include a Tune-o-matic style Full Tune II fixed bridge and Quik Change III tailpiece and dual Ibanez Axis humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls.

The SAR250QM was a similar spot model with a quilted maple top, split block fretboard inlays and different pickups. The AR300 is a related model with different pickups and fretboard inlays.

This version was discontinued after 2004. The AR250 returned in 2009.

Specifications

Specifications for AR250 (1999–2004)
Model name: AR250 (1999–2004)
Year(s) produced: 1999–2004
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: South Korea
Finish(es): Honey Sunburst (HS) 2002–2004 / Transparent Gray (TG) 2003–2004, Japan only / Vintage Burst (VB) 1999–2001
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ flamed maple top w/ cream binding
Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Full Tune II fixed
Tailpiece:
Quik Change III
Knob style:
Speed (Black)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
AR
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ cream binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
1999–2001: 22 / medium
2002–2004: 22 / large
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez AH2 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez AH1 (H)
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle

Images

Additional finishes/ details
AR250 HS
AR250 Honey Sunburst
2004 AR250 TG
AR250 Transparent Gray
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching diagram
Controls 2V2T3 Artist
Control layout

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