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The AR325 is an Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in mid 2012. It was produced in China.

The AR325 features an arched figured bubinga top with cream binding on a mahogany body mated to a set-in maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and split block position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Super 58 humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls wired to Tri-sound switches which allow a range of tone options and a Tune-O-Matic style bridge.

The AR325 is similar to the AR300RE which was discontinued after 2010. The main difference between the two models is the bridge and body material. The AR420 was released concurrently with the AR325. The main difference between these two models is that the AR420 has a flamed maple top.

The AR325 was discontinued after 2017. The AR325QA is a similar model with a quilted ash top which was introduced in 2018.

Specifications

Specifications for AR325
Model name: AR325
Year(s) produced: 2012–2017
Sold in: Worldwide except Japan
Made in: China
Finish(es): Dark Brown Sunburst (DBS) / Transparent Red (TRD) 2012–2013
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ figured bubinga top & cream binding
Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
ART-1 fixed
Tailpiece:
Quik Change Classic
Knob style:
Sure Grip III
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
AR
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
2012–2014: Pearl/ abalone split block
2015–2016: Acrylic/ abalone split block
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Ivory plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast w/ half moon buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H)
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle / 2 Tri-sound switches
String gauge (factory):
.010–.046

Images

Additional finishes/ details
AR325 TRD
Transparent Red
HH 3-way tri-sound
Pickup switching diagram
Controls 2V2T 3-way tri-sound
Control layout

Sources

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