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For the earlier model with the same name, see AR500 (1979–1982).
1992 AR500 BK
AR500 Black (more images) Red copyright sprite

The AR500 is an Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1990. It was made in Japan by Iida Gakki.

The AR500 features a double-cutaway mahogany body with a bound arched flame maple top mated to a set-in three-piece maple neck with a 22-fret bound ebony fingerboard with block position markers. Components include dual DiMarzio PAF Pro humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls and a fixed bridge and tailpiece. Each tone control has a push/pull switch to activate a coil-split of its pickup.

The AR200 is a similar model with an arched plain maple top.

The AR500 was discontinued after 1992.

Specifications

Specifications for AR500 (1990–1992)
Model name: AR500 (1990–1992)
Year(s) produced: 1990–1992
Sold in: Europe / Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Antique Violin (AV) / Black (BK)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ flame maple top w/ binding
Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Gibraltar II fixed
Tailpiece:
Quik Change II
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
AR
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid/ abalone block
Frets:
22 / medium
Machine heads:
Gotoh
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio PAF Pro (H)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio PAF Pro (H)
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle / push-pull coil split on each tone

Images

1991 AR500 AV
AR500 Antique Violin Red copyright sprite

Sources

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