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The AR300GR is an Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1983. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

The AR300GR is specially equipped for use with a Roland GR-300 guitar synth. It has a bound dish carved flame 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 pearl and abalone split block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 58 humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls, a Tune-o-matic style Gibraltar bridge with embedded sustain block and tailpiece, VelveTune II machine heads and Sure Grip II knobs.

Very little is know about this model aside from the single advertisement shown below. If you have any information on this guitar, please add them or contact a wiki admin.

The AR305GR is a similar model with a burl mahogany top. The AR300 is a similar model without the Roland synth componentry.

It's believed the AR300GR was produced only in 1983 in very limited numbers and sold only in Japan.


Specifications for AR300GR
Model name: AR300GR
Year(s) produced: 1983
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Antique Violin (AV) / Cherry Sunburst (CS) / Gold (GL)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ 2-piece bookmatched flame maple top w/ binding
GL finish: Mahogany w/ maple top w/ binding
Neck joint:
Set-in w/ smooth heel
Gibraltar II
Quik Change II w/ "cloud" ornament
Knob style:
Sure Grip II
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Neck material:
3-piece rock maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid & abalone split block
22 / medium
Machine heads:
Ibanez VelveTune II
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH + piezo
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H)
Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector / 2 Tri-sound switches / unknown synth controls
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)


Additional finishes/ details
Antique Violin
Cherry Sunburst
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Pickup switching diagram
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AR300GR & AR305GR advertisement from Guitar magazine (Japan), August 1983[1]
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  1. Secret back room #15, Our ARs (Artist registry), archived October 2018