Artist Series ... 1 original design electric guitar brand.
3 piece maple set neck, rosewood fingerboard Super 58 Custom humbucker
Selector "3 sounds" - Last in series or parallel or split humbuckers
2 volumes - 2 tones
Mechanical oil bath
Gold hardware (bridge Quick-Change)
Excellent finish, as usual Ibanez for this AR325 made in China. No criticism to make, beautiful work.
It looks a bit like an SG, more class, more delicate in drawing curves. Enough light, it plays very easily standing or sitting.
The handle is nice, not too thin like some Ibanez or too thick like some Gibson (50). The cutaway provides access to recent cases without any concern, the heel of the neck of a reasonable thickness allows to keep a good grip.
The frets properly installed in rosewood are medium size, polishing factory is good. Mechanical make their office properly.
Access to the pots is standard for this kind of guitar, without worry. Both switches "3 sounds" positioned in front of the buttons are accessible and easy to maneuver quickly.
This is why and how the acquisition of this Ibanez ... except her pretty little mouth . Knowing the microphones that are installed, I thought that the opportunity provided by this model can be put in series, parallel, or to split the humbuckers bring a maximum of sound colors, versatility ... bingo!
I do not décrierai here all the subtleties that can produce different combinations of pickups. From a delicate sound, very "strat" in its very powerful "Gibs" this Ibanez distills notes and chords with gusto.
For ceusses who speak it, I will attempt a comparison with Lucille and varitone, it looks like.
The consequence of this is that AR holds the road well in all styles.
Much fun to watch than play; offering excellent sound palette, this guitar deserves some attention. In addition, its affordable price makes it accessible.
The expertise of Ibanez is there, totally.
I will try a small parallel with the best electric guitars in the world (in my opinion ... eh, biensur , I named the stratosphere. Ibanez, late 60s, began marketing its first electric guitars. Do not miss! Therefore design this series AR. Without repeating the very well known and effective stratocaster design, they create a guitar with very similar benefits. Comfort, balance, weight, access to the bottom of the handle and does not stop there, with humbuckers accompanied by the "3-sounds" they bring maximum versatility ... A Japanese Strat without vibrato, in fact. Advice that is only my opinion ...
More recommendable guitar.