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For other AR300 versions, see AR300 (disambiguation).
1997 AR300 CS
AR300 Cherry Sunburst Red copyright sprite

The AR300 is an Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1996. It is a reissue of the original AR300 from the late 1970s. The reissue was part of the "80's Classic Legend" series which was offered in Japan in the mid-1990s.

The AR300 features a double cutaway mahogany Artist body with maple top and back attached to a hard maple neck with a 22-fret bound ebony fingerboard with pearl and abalone block position markers. Components include an original Gibraltar fixed bridge, original Quik Change decorative tailpiece and dual Ibanez Super 80 humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls and tri-sound switches which offer parallel, series and coil-split tone options.

This version was produced in Japan by FujiGen. Another version which was produced by Cort in South Korea was introduced in 1997.

This AR300 reissue was discontinued in 1998.

Specifications

Specifications for AR300 (1996–1998, Japan)
Year(s) produced: 1996–1998
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Cherry Sunburst (CS)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ maple top
Neck joint:
Set-in w/ smooth heel
Bridge:
Gibraltar fixed
Tailpiece:
Quik Change
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
Original Classic
Neck material:
3-piece hard maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl/ abalone block
Frets:
22 / regular
Machine heads:
Gotoh
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 80 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 80 (H)
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle / 2 tri-sound switches

Images

Additional details
HH 3-way tri-sound
Pickup switching diagram
Controls 2V2T 3-way tri-sound
Control layout
1996 AR300 wiring diagram
Wiring diagram

Sources

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