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The AR325QA is an Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in mid 2018. It is produced in China.

The AR325QA features an arched quilted ash top with ivory binding on a mahogany body mated to a set-in maple neck with a smooth heel and a 22-fret jatoba fingerboard with ivory binding and split block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 58 humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls wired to Tri-sound switches which allow a range of tone options, a Tune-o-matic style ART-1 fixed bridge with a Quik Change Classic tailpiece, Ibanez die-cast and gold Sure Grip III knobs.

For 2019 the mahogany body was replaced with okoume. For 2020 the bridge was replaced with the new Gibraltar Performer.

It replaced the AR325 which is a similar model with a figured bubinga top.

Specifications

Specifications for AR325QA
Model name: AR325QA
Year(s) produced: 2018–2021
Sold in: Asia & Africa 2019–2020 / China 2019–2020 / Europe 2018–2020 / North & South America and Oceania 2018–2020 / USA
Made in: China
Finish(es): Dark Brown Sunburst (DBS)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2018: Mahogany w/ quilted ash top & ivory binding
2019–2021: Okoume w/ quilted ash top & ivory binding
Neck joint:
Set-in w/ smooth heel
Bridge:
2018–2019: ART-1 fixed
2020–2021: Gibraltar Performer 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:
Jatoba w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
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) passive/ alnico
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H) passive/ alnico
Controls:
Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector / Two Tri-sound switches
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted w/ oval bezel)
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046 (D'Addario EXL110)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
HH 3-way tri-sound.png
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T 3-way tri-sound.png
Control layout
2021 AR325QA DBS 4L 02 back.jpg
Rear of body

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