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The ARX500 is an ARX series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2007. It was made in China.

The ARX500 features quilted maple top on a mahogany body mated to a set-in mahogany neck with a smooth heel and a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with flamed maple binding and special position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 58 Custom humbucking pickups with individual volume controls a Tune-o-matic style Gibraltar III fixed bridge with a Quik Change Classic tailpiece with a "cloud" ornament, rosewood bell knobs, wooden cavity cover and Ibanez die-cast tuning machines with white pearloid half-moon buttons.

For 2008 the wooden cavity cover was replaced with the more typical black plastic.

The ARX320 is a similar model with different pickups and fretboard inlays.

The ARX500 was discontinued after 2009.

Specifications

Specifications for ARX500
Year(s) produced: 2007–2009
Sold in: Worldwide (except Japan)
Made in: China
Finish(es): Amber Burst (AMB)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ quilted maple top & flamed maple binding
Neck joint:
Set-in w/ smooth heel
Bridge:
Gibraltar III fixed
Tailpiece:
Quik Change Classic w/ "cloud" ornament
Knob style:
Rosewood bell
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
ARX
Neck material:
Mahogany
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ flamed maple binding
Fingerboard inlays:
AR Special
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Ivory plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Super 58 Custom (H) (passive/ ceramic)
Neck pickup:
Super 58 Custom (H) (passive/ ceramic)
Controls:
Two volumes / master tone / 3-way toggle pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
ARX500 front.jpg
Front of body
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Rear of body
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Headstock
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Die-cast tuners
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Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout

Sources

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