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For other AR300 versions, see AR300 (disambiguation).
1997 AR300 BS
AR300 Brown Sunburst (more images) Red copyright sprite

The AR300 is an Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1997. It is a reissue of the original AR300 from the late 1970s. This version was produced by Cort in South Korea.

The AR300 features a flame maple top on a double cutaway mahogany body mated to a set-in maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and pearl and abalone block position markers. Components include a Gibraltar II fixed bridge with tailpiece and dual Ibanez covered humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls and tri-sound switches which offer parallel, series and coil-split tone options.

Another version which was produced by FujiGen in Japan was produced simultaneously.

This AR300 reissue was offered only in 1997.

Specifications

Specifications for AR300 (1997, Korea)
Year(s) produced: 1997
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Korea
Finish(es): BS (Brown Sunburst)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ flame maple top
Neck joint:
Set-in w/ smooth heel
Bridge:
Gibraltar II (?) fixed
Tailpiece:
???
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
AR
Neck material:
3-piece 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 / two Tri-sound switches

Images

1997 AR300 headstock
Headstock with "Artist Reissue" truss rod cover Red copyright sprite

Sources

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