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ART500 DVS
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The ART500 is an ART series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2008. It was produced in China.

The ART500 features a quilted maple top with binding on an arched mahogany body mated to a set-in mahogany neck with a smooth heel a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and special position markers. Components include dual Ibanez active LoZ humbucking pickups mounted in rosewood pickup rings and powered by two AA batteries, a Tune-o-matic style Gibraltar III bridge with Quik Change III tailpiece and rosewood top hat knobs.

The ART520 is a similar model with split block inlays, metal pickup rings and black speed knobs.

The ART500 was discontinued after just one year in production.

Specifications

Specifications for ART500
Year(s) produced: 2008
Sold in: Asia (except Japan) / Europe & western Asia / North & South America and Oceania
Made in: China
Finish(es): Dark Violin Sunburst (DVS)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ quilted maple top w/ binding
Neck joint:
Set-in w/ smooth heel
Bridge:
Gibraltar III fixed
Tailpiece:
Quik Change III
Knob style:
Rosewood hat
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
ART
Neck material:
1-piece mahogany
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ black binding
Fingerboard inlays:
ART special
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
Battery:
Two AA

Images

Additional finishes/ details
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching diagram
Controls 2V1T ART series
Controls layout
ART2008 wiring diagram
Wiring diagram

Sources

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