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Portal: Artist series
Code: AR, 26xx
Period: 1974–1988, 1990–1992, 1995–2021
Related: Solid body guitars:
Artstar series / Artfield series / AX series / ARC series / ART series / ARX series
Hollow body guitars:
AF series
Semi-hollow body guitars:
AM series / AS series
More about the Artist series


The Artist series (or AR series) is a line of electric guitars produced for Hoshino Gakki and sold under the Ibanez brand. The first Artist models were introduced in 1974. It was one of the first series of original models by Ibanez. Prior to the early 70's Ibanez was mainly focused on producing copies of guitars designed by other manufacturers such as Fender and Gibson.

The Artist is clearly influenced by the Gibson Les Paul model, but it is not a Les Paul copy or clone. (more...)

Artist models by year

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2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1992 | 1991 | 1990 | 1988 | 1987 | 1986 | 1985 | 1984 | 1983 | 1982 | 1981 | 1980 | 1979 | 1978 | 1977 | 1976 | 1975 | 1974
2021 (Go to page)
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2020 (Go to page)
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2019 (Go to page)
Prestige line (Go to page)
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2018 (Go to page)
Signature models (Go to page)
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CBM100 (Coy Bowles)
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2017 (Go to page)
Signature models (Go to page)
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BWM1 (Bob Weir)
2016 CBM100.jpg
CBM100 (Coy Bowles)
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2016 (Go to page)
Signature models (Go to page)
BWM1 BS.jpg
BWM1 (Bob Weir)
2016 CBM100.jpg
CBM100 (Coy Bowles)new
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2015 (Go to page)
Prestige line (Go to page)
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2014 (Go to page)
Prestige line (Go to page)
2014 AR1FM MS.jpg
AR1FM (Genesis Collection)new
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AR2 (Genesis Collection)new
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AR3AH (Genesis Collection)new
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AR3MH (Genesis Collection)new
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2013 (Go to page)
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2012 (Go to page)
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2011 (Go to page)
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2010 (Go to page)
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2009 (Go to page)
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2008 (Go to page)
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2007 (Go to page)
Prestige line (Go to page)
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2006 (Go to page)
Professional line (Go to page)
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2005 (Go to page)
Signature models (Go to page)
BWM1 BS.jpg
BWM1 (Bob Weir)new
Prestige line (Go to page)
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2004 (Go to page)
Prestige line (Go to page)
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2003 (Go to page)
Prestige line (Go to page)
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2002 (Go to page)
Prestige line (Go to page)
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2001 (Go to page)
Prestige line (Go to page)
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2000 (Go to page)
Prestige line (Go to page)
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1999 (Go to page)
Prestige line (Go to page)
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1998 (Go to page)
Signature models (Go to page)
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2681 (Bob Weir)
Prestige line (Go to page)
80s Custom Legend series
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1997 (Go to page)
Signature models (Go to page)
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2681 (Bob Weir)
80s Custom Legend series
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1996 (Go to page)
Signature models (Go to page)
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2681 (Bob Weir)
80s Custom Legend series


1995 (Go to page)
Signature models (Go to page)
1997 2681 NT.png
2681 (Bob Weir)new



1993–1994 

No Artist series production.


1992 (Go to page)


1991 (Go to page)


1990 (Go to page)


1989 

No Artist series production for 1989


1988 (Go to page)
Solid bodies
Hollow bodies
  Hollow bodies were moved to the new Artstar series for 1988


1987 (Go to page)
Solid bodies
Hollow bodies


1986 (Go to page)
Solid bodies
Hollow bodies


1985 (Go to page)
Solid bodies
Hollow bodies


1984 (Go to page)
Solid bodies
Hollow bodies


1983 (Go to page)
Solid bodies
Hollow bodies


1982 (Go to page)
Solid bodies
Hollow bodies


1981 (Go to page)
Solid bodies
Hollow bodies


1980 (Go to page)
Solid bodies
Signature models (Go to page)
1978 2680 AV.jpg
2680 (Bob Weir)
1976 2680 NT.png
2681 (Bob Weir)
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Hollow bodies


1979 (Go to page)
Solid bodies
Signature models (Go to page)
1978 2680 AV.jpg
2680 (Bob Weir)
1976 2680 NT.png
2681 (Bob Weir)


Twin neck guitars
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Hollow bodies


1978 (Go to page)
Solid bodies
Signature models (Go to page)
1978 2680 AV.jpg
2680 (Bob Weir)
1976 2680 NT.png
2681 (Bob Weir)
Artist Custom
Twin neck guitars
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Hollow bodies


1977 (Go to page)
Solid bodies
Signature models (Go to page)
1976 2680 NT.png
2680 (Bob Weir)
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2681 (Bob Weir)
Twin neck guitar
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Hollow bodies


1976 (Go to page)
Signature models (Go to page)
1976 2680 NT.png
2680 (Bob Weir)new
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2681 (Bob Weir)new
Twin neck guitar
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1975 (Go to page)
Twin neck guitars
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1974 (Go to page)
 P:1974 Artist series

List of all 95 models in the Artist series