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GARTS80 CS
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The GARTS80 is an ART series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2012. It was made in China as part of the affordable GIO line.

The GARTS80 features an arched flamed maple top on a basswood body mated to a set-in maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez humbucking pickups with metal covers mounted in ivory pickup rings and a Full Tune III Tune-o-matic style bridge with tailpiece.

The GART80EX is a similar model with a bolt-on neck and EMG pickups.

The GARTS80 was discontinued after 2013.

Specifications

Specifications for GARTS80
Year(s) produced: 2012–2013
Sold in: Asia (excluding Japan)
Made in: China
Finish(es): Cherry Sunburst (CS) / Transparent Black Sunburst (TKS)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood w/ flamed maple top
Neck joint:
Set-in
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 (42mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez STD-C4 (H) passive
Neck pickup:
Ibanez STD-C3 (H) passive
Controls:
2 volume / 1 tone / 3-way toggle

Images

Additional finishes/ details
GARTS80 TKS
Transparent Black Sunburst
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching diagram
Controls 2VT3
Control layout

Sources

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