For other AR300 versions, see AR300 (disambiguation).
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The AR300 is an Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1990. It was made in Japan by Iida Gakki.

The AR300 features a double-cutaway mahogany body with a bound arched maple top mated to a set-in three-piece maple neck with a 22-fret bound ebony fingerboard with block position markers. Components include dual DiMarzio PAF Pro humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls and a fixed bridge and tailpiece. Each tone control has a push/pull switch to activate a coil-split of its pickup.

The AR200 is a similar model without the maple top and DiMarzio pickups and with a rosewood fretboard. The AR500 is a similar model with a flame maple top.

The AR300 was discontinued after 1992, but the model name resurfaced again in 1996.


Specifications for AR300 (1990–1992)
Model name: AR300 (1990–1992)
Year(s) produced: 1990–1992
Sold in: Europe / Japan / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Antique Violin (AV) / Black (BK)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ maple top w/ binding
Neck joint:
Gibraltar II fixed
Quik Change II
Knob style:
Sure Grip II
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
22 / medium
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio PAF Pro (H)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio PAF Pro (H)
Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector / push/pull coil split on each tone
Output jack:
¼" mono
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)


Additional finishes/ details
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Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout
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Coil splits on tone controls


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