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GART80EX TKS
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The GART80EX is an ART series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2011. It was made in China as part of the affordable GIO line.

The GART80EX features an arched flamed maple top on a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot position markers. Components include a pair of EMG passive humbucking pickups and a Full Tune III Tune-o-matic style bridge with tailpiece.

The GARTS80 is a similar model with a set-in neck and Ibanez pickups.

The GART80EX was discontinued after 2013.

Specifications

Specifications for GART80EX
Year(s) produced: 2011–2013
Sold in: Asia (excluding Japan)
Made in: China
Finish(es): Transparent Black Sunburst (TKS)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood w/ flamed maple top
Neck joint:
Bolt-on
Bridge:
Full Tune III fixed
Tailpiece:
Standard
Knob style:
Plastic dome
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
GART
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid dot
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Black plastic
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
EMG H4 (H) passive
Neck pickup:
EMG H4A (H) passive
Controls:
2 volume / 1 tone / 3-way toggle

Images

Additional details
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching diagram
Controls 2VT3
Control layout

Sources

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