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Ibanez AR420 AR Standard Electric Guitar, Transparent Blue Gradation

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Ibanez AR420 AR Standard Electric Guitar, Transparent Blue Gradation

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Maple Top, Okoume Body, 3-pc Maple Neck, Jatoba Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups – Transparent Blue Gradation

A Unique Look to Match a Unique Tone

It’s a good thing the Ibanez AR420 solidbody electric guitar has a unique look; otherwise, you might make assumptions about how it plays and sounds. Part of Ibanez’s Artist Series, the AR420 has a feel and playability that will appeal to a wide range of players of all types, and the versatile tone, combined with quality construction and tonewoods, adds up to a value-packed guitar. You get rich tone, sustain, and a classy look from an okoume body topped with maple; a 3-piece maple neck offers comfort with its slim profile and smooth heel. At the same time, two Super 58 Custom humbuckers with Tri-sound electronics give the Ibanez AR420 undeniable tonal tenacity. The Ibanez AR420 also features a Gibraltar Performer bridge and Quik Change Ultra tailpiece, providing long sustain and tuning stability.

Okoume and flame maple combine for a rich tone

The right tonewoods will set the tonal foundation for how a guitar will sound plugged in. For the AR420, Ibanez added a flame maple top to an okoume body. Flame maple doesn’t just look beautiful, it enhances the rich tonality and sustain of the okoume body. The result is a powerful sound that can sound warm and soulful or aggressive and biting when you match it up with the appropriate amplifier.

Sonic flexibility from Tri-sound electronics

The AR420 is equipped with a pair of Tri-sound switches to unlock three different “voices” per pickup. Each of the Super 58 humbuckers can be used in series, parallel, and single-coil operation, opening the door for you to explore new and unique sounds.There’s a lot of tonal territory to cover here, and you’ll love exploring how each configuration sounds through your favorite amplifier.

Ultra-playable 3-piece neck

The newest generations of Ibanez guitars have begun appearing with multi-ply necks, which is a massive improvement in the eyes of guitarists. Multi-ply necks are ultra-rigid, which means they need less maintenance and help transmit string energy to your guitar’s body more efficiently. The 3-piece set maple neck on the AR420 adds clarity and detail to your performance, which balances nicely with the richness and depth of the body woods.

Ibanez AR420 Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • Tonally-versatile guitar with an eye-catching look
  • Okoume body and figured maple top deliver a deep, rich tone
  • Dual Super 58 Custom humbucking pickups with Alnico magnets have a smooth, wide-ranging output
  • Tri-sound electronics for each pickup give you series, parallel, and single-coil wiring options
  • 3-piece maple neck plays fast and smooth, thanks to slim profile and smooth heel
  • Sure-Grip control knobs are easy to manipulate while you’re performing
  • Gibraltar Performer bridge and Quik Change Ultra tailpiece contribute long sustain and tuning stability

Tech Specs


  • Number of Strings – 6
  • Left-/Right-handed – Right-handed


  • Body Type – Solidbody
  • Body Shape Standard – AR
  • Body Material – Okoume
  • Top Material – Flamed Maple
  • Body Finish – Gloss Polyester
  • Color Transparent – Blue Gradation


  • Neck Material – 3-Piece Maple
  • Neck Shape – AR
  • Neck Joint – Set Neck
  • Radius – 12″
  • Fingerboard Material – Jatoba
  • Fingerboard Inlay – Acrylic/Abalone Blocks
  • Number of Frets – 22, Medium
  • Scale Length – 24.75″
  • Nut Width – 1.692″
  • Nut Material – Plastic


  • Bridge/Tailpiece – Gibraltar Performer Quick-change Classic Tailpiece
  • Tuners – Ibanez


  • Neck Pickup – Super 58 Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup – Super 58 Humbucker
  • Controls – 2 x volume, 2 x tone
  • Switching – 2 x Tri-sound switches, 3-way toggle pickup switch


  • Strings – .010-.046
  • Manufacturer Part Number: AR420TBG


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