1981 Ibanez Artist AR300 w/ super 58 pickups Made in Japan

$1,799.00 USD
By Ibanez

Maker: Ibanez

Model: Artist AR300

Condition: Very Good



A vintage 1981 Ibanez Artist in an Antique Violin finish. An all-original classic, the top of the Ibanez line in that era as played by Pat Metheny, Steve Miller, Mike Rutherford and a host of others. This one is in very clean condition. Has a small chip in the finish on the back edge of the body and some very minor dings and surface scratches but nothing serious. Pickups show some wear/patina as does the tuners and bridge. Headstock is very clean with only light marks, rear of neck is excellent, frets are excellent, fretboard with pearaloid/abalone inlays is excellent. Body shows some light playwear and surface marks but remains in very clean condition for it's forty years of age.

Includes Gig bag. Has been fully inspected and setup here by our team at Coast Sonic and is ready for a new home. 

Weight 9 lbs 5oz

Body: Mahogany w/flame maple top

Neck: Maple w/ebony fretboard & 

Neck profile: C Shape, 12" Radius, 1st Fret 7.92 12 Fret 8.75

Frets: medium jumbo

Pickups: Super '58  values- Neck 7.21k Bridge 7.51k

 From the web:

The AR300 features a dish carved flame maple top with multi-binding on a double-cutaway mahogany body mated to a set-in three-piece maple neck with a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with binding and pearl and abalone split block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 58 humbucker pickups with individual volume and tone controls, a Tune-o-matic style Gibraltar II bridge with embedded sustain block and tailpiece and VelveTune II machine heads. Each pickup has a Tri-sound switch with three pickup settings: humbucker, single-coil or reverse phase.