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For other AR300 versions, see AR300 (disambiguation).
AR300RE CS
AR300RE Cherry Sunburst Red copyright sprite

The AR300RE is an Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late 2008. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

The AR300RE the fourth classic Ibanez in a series of reissues, following the BWM1, 2670RE and AR5000RE, and is a new version of the AR300 from the 1980s. Unlike the previous reissues in the series, the AR300RE is a more regular production model and was available for several years. It essentially replaced the AR300.

The AR3300RE features a flamed maple top on a mahogany body mated to a set-in maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and pearl and abalone split block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 58 humbucking pickups with special Tri-sound switching, a Gibraltar bridge with a sustain block, a Quik Change Classic tailpiece with scalloped ornament, and Gotoh tuning machines with pearloid buttons.

The AR300RE was discontinued after 2010, but a somewhat similar Chinese made model, the AR325, was introduced in 2012.

Specifications

Specifications for AR300RE
Year(s) produced: 2008–2010
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Cherry Sunburst (CS)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ flamed maple top
Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Gibraltar w/ sustain block
Tailpiece:
Quik Change Classic w/ scalloped ornament
Knob style:
Sure Grip II
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
AR Prestige
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl/ abalone block
Frets:
22 / medium (SBB214-175)
Nut:
Bone (43.5mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 w/ pearloid buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Super 58 (H)
Neck pickup:
Super 58 (H)
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle / 2 Tri-sound switches
Output jack:
¼" stereo box
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
HH 3-way tri-sound
Pickup switching diagram
Controls 2V2T 3-way tri-sound
Control layout

Sources

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