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1986 AR4000 CS
AR4000 Cherry Sunburst Red copyright sprite

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

The AR4000 features a double-cutaway mahogany body with an arched-top flame maple top with abalone purfling mated to a set-in mahogany/ maple/ mahogany neck with a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with special W- or V-shaped abalone and pearl position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Lo-Z active humbucking pickups with individual volume and EQ-II tone controls, a gold pickguard, a Gibraltar II fixed bridge, Quik Change II tailpiece 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 discontinued after 1987.

Specifications

Specifications for AR4000
Model name: AR4000
Year(s) produced: 1985–1987
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
Bridge:
Gibraltar II
Tailpiece:
Quik Change II
Pickguard:
Gold
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
AR
Neck material:
3-piece mahogany and maple
Fingerboard material:
Ebony
Fingerboard inlays:
W-shaped abalone and pearl
Frets:
22 / Jim Dunlop #6150
Machine heads:
Smooth Tuner II
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Lo-Z (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Lo-Z (H)
Controls:
2 volume / 2 EQ-II / 3-way toggle

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