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1998 AR700 SBS
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The AR700 is an Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1998.

The AR700 features a double cutaway mahogany Artist body with an arched maple top with binding mated to a set-in maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and abalone dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez humbucking pickups with gold covers and individual volume and tone controls, a Tune-o-matic style Gibraltar II bridge with a Quik Change II tailpiece, a bone nut.

The European catalog lists the pickups as Ibanez V7 & V8 while the US catalog has them as Super 58s.

The AR2000 is a related Prestige model with a flamed maple top.

The AR700 was discontinued after only a single year of production.

Specifications

Specifications for AR700
Year(s) produced: 1998
Sold in: Europe / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Tobacco Sunburst (TS)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ bound maple top
Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Gibraltar II fixed
Tailpiece:
Quik Change II
Knob style:
Sure Grip II
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
AR
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone dot (6.5mm)
Frets:
22 / medium (SBB213-175)
Nut:
Bone (43mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
US models: Ibanez Super 58 bridge (H)
EU models: Ibanez V8 (H)
Neck pickup:
US models: Ibanez Super 58 neck (H)
EU models: Ibanez V7 (H)
Controls:
2 volume / 1 tone / 3-way toggle
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046 (round wound)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching diagram
Controls 2V2T3 Artist
Control layout

Sources

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