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For a later AR305 model, see AR305 (2007).
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The AR305 is an Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1982. It was made in Japan.

The AR305 features a double-cutaway mahogany body with a bound dish carved burl mahogany top mated to a set-in three-piece maple neck with a 22-fret bound ebony fingerboard with pearl and abalone block position markers. Components include dual Ibanez humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls and a fixed bridge and tailpiece. Each pickup has a Tri-sound switch with three pickup settings: humbucker, single-coil or reverse phase.

The AR300 is a similar model with a flame maple top. The AR105 is a related model with dot fretboard markers and without the Tri-sound switching. The RAR300BM is essentially a reissue of this guitar from 1996.

The AR305 was discontinued after 1987.


Specifications for AR305 (1982–1987)
Model name: AR305
Year(s) produced: 1982–1987
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Antique Violin (AV)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ burl mahogany top
Neck joint:
Set-in w/ smooth heel
1982: Gibraltar (w/ sustain block)
1983–1987: Gibraltar II (w/ sustain block)
1982: Gibraltar w/ plate
1983–1984: Quik Change II w/ plate
1985–1987: Quik Change II
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Neck material:
3-piece rock maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid/ Mexican abalone block
22 / medium
Half-bone/ half-brass
Machine heads:
1982: Ibanez VelveTune
1983–1984: Ibanez VelveTune II
1985–1987: Ibanez Smooth Tuner II
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H)
2 volume / 2 tone / 2 Tri-sound switches / 3-way toggle
Additional details
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Front of body
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Rear of body
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