• Your guitar was made in June of 1981. It looks like an AR3000.

      Lovely instrument. How does it play?

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 13:58, March 3, 2020 (UTC)

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    • Thanks for the info! Playability remains to be seen. Just procured it in pretty rough shape and hope to get it back up and running as time allows.

      Clumsily trying to sift through the manuals here while on my phone, it seems the 3000's were either only on Violin finish or with vine inlay? Which led me to think more a 500CS?

      I'm relatively new to vintage Ibanez culture. Any idea what kind of value might be placed on such a piece?

      Thanks a lot for your response!

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    • Yeah, you're right, it's an AR500 due to the flamed maple top. It also doesn't have the "Limited" inlay at the 21st fret.

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 19:30, March 3, 2020 (UTC)

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    • Value is hard to assess without seeing the guitar, but I'd say the range for this is US$1,500 – 2,500. These older Artists start at around $1,250 in decent (player) shape, but yours has the active electronics and those are a bit rarer.

      Doesn't look like yours has the original pickups, which is a shame and hurts the value a bit among collectors. The rest of the hardware looks original, although I can't tell if the knobs are Sure Grips. Are any of the other tuners missing covers?

      A common issue with these is badly decayed binding. How does yours look?

       \m/ DeeJayKTalk! 19:35, March 3, 2020 (UTC)

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