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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 Custom 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.

In mid-2014 the pickups were changed to Super 58's (not Custom) and the pearl and abalone inlays were changed to acrylic and abalone.

The AR320 is a similar model with a flamed maple top. The AR420 is a related model with a flamed maple top with abalone purfling.

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
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 (10.5mm string spacing)
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
2014–2017: 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:
2012–2014: Ibanez Super 58 Custom (H) (passive/ ceramic)
2014–2017: Ibanez Super 58 (H) (passive/ alnico)
Neck pickup:
2012–2014: Ibanez Super 58 Custom (H) (passive/ ceramic)
2014–2017: Ibanez Super 58 (H) (passive/ alnico)
Controls:
Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector / 2 Tri-sound switches
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046

Images

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

Sources

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