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The RAR1 is an Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2004. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the Prestige line. These were a spot modell which were sold exclusively through the Rock Inn retail chain in Japan.

The RAR1 features a sandwich body construction with a sapele burl top, a mahogany back and a hard maple layer between. This body is mated to a set-in maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and pearl and abalone block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 58 humbucking pickups with gold cover mounted in ivory plastic pickup rings and with individual volume and tone controls and a pair of Tri-sound switches, a Gibraltar II fixed bridge with a Quik Change tailpiece with cloud ornament, a bone nut, and Gotoh tuning machines.

The AR3000 is a related regular production model with a flamed maple top.

The RAR1 was produced only in 2004.

Specifications

Specifications for RAR1
Year(s) produced: 2004
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Antique Violin (AV) / Metallic Black (MBK)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Sapele burl (top) / hard maple (middle) / mahogany (back)
Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Gibraltar II fixed (10.5mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
Quik Change w/ cloud ornament
Knob style:
Sure Grip II (gold)
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
AR Prestige
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl & abalone split block
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Bone
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 bridge (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 neck (H)
Controls:
Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" stereo box
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
Metallic Black
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Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout
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