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The ART300 is an ART series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2008. It was produced in China.

A unique feature of the ART300 is a textured maple top which is made to resemble caiman skin. Other features include a mahogany body mated to a set-in mahogany neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and diamond-shaped pearloid position markers. Components include dual Ibanez active LoZ humbucking pickups powered by two AA batteries, a Tune-o-matic style Gibraltar III bridge with Quik Change III tailpiece and black speed knobs.

Blackberry Caiman and Green Caiman finishes were added to the lineup in 2009 and the Violet Caiman finish was added for 2010.

The ART320 is a similar model without the textured top.

The ART300 was discontinued after 2011.

Specifications

Specifications for ART300
Year(s) produced: 2008–2011
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: China
Finish(es): Blackberry Caiman (BBC) 2009 / Black Caiman (BKC) / Brown Caiman (BNC) / Green Caiman (GRC) 2009 / Violet Caiman (VTC) 2010
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ textured maple top
Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Gibraltar III fixed
Tailpiece:
Quik Change III
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
ART
Neck material:
1-piece mahogany
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl diamonds w/ ART special at 12th fret
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Black plastic (43mm)
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez LoZ1-B (H) active/ ceramic
Neck pickup:
Ibanez LoZ1-N (H) active/ ceramic
Controls:
2 volume / 1 tone / 3-way toggle
Knob style:
Black speed knobs

Images

Additional finishes/ details
ART300 BKC
Black Caiman
ART300 BBC
Blackberry Caiman
ART300 GRC
Green Caiman
ART300 VTC
Violet Caiman
ART300BNC IBZactivePickups 1
LoZ1 active pickups
ART300BNC set-in neck
Set-in neck
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching diagram
Controls 2V1T ART series
Controls layout
ART2008 wiring diagram
Wiring diagram

Sources