Ibanez Wiki
Advertisement
1986 AR4000 CS.png
AR4000 Cherry Sunburst Red copyright sprite.png

The AR4000 is an Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1985.

The AR4000 features an arched-top flame maple top with abalone purfling and cream binding on a double-cutaway mahogany body mated to a set-in mahogany and maple neck with a smooth heel and a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with special W- or V-shaped abalone and pearl position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Lo-Z active humbucking pickups with individual volume and EQ-II tone controls, a brass pickguard, a Gibraltar II fixed bridge, a Quik Change II tailpiece, solid brass Sure Grip II knobs, and Smooth Tuner II machine heads.

This is one of the hardest to find and most sought after Artist models produced and one of just a small number with a pickguard.

The AR4000 was produced into early 1988[1] when it was discontinued.

Specifications

Specifications for AR4000
Model name: AR4000
Year(s) produced: 1985–1988
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): CS (Cherry 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:
Quik Change II
Pickguard:
Brass
Strap buttons:
Dead-end
Knob style:
Sure Grip II brass
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
AR
Neck material:
3-piece mahogany/ maple
Fingerboard material:
Ebony
Fingerboard inlays:
W-shaped abalone and pearl
Frets:
22 / Jim Dunlop #6150
Machine heads:
Smooth Tuner II
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Lo-Z (H) active
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Lo-Z (H) active
Controls:
2 volume / 2 EQ-II / 3-way toggle
Battery:
9V
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted w/ squard
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Sources

  1. exS1988AR4000AV, Our ARs (Artist registry), archived January 2021
Advertisement