Ibanez Artist Series AR420-VLS Electric Guitar – Violin Sunburst



The AR420 is an Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late 2012. It is produced in China.

The AR420 features an arched flame maple top with abalone purfling and cream binding on a mahogany body mated to a set-in maple neck with a smooth heel and a 22-fret fingerboard with binding and split block position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Super 58 Custom humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls wired to Tri-sound switches which allow a range of tone options, an ART-1 Tune-o-matic style bridge, a Quik Change Classic tailpiece with scalloped gold ornament, and Ibanez die-cast tuners with half moon buttons.

The pickups were replaced with Super 58s in mid 2014. For 2015 the pearl & abalone fretboard inlays were replaced with acrylic & abalone. The rosewood fretboard was replaced with treated New Zealand pine in mid-2017.[1] For 2018 the fretboard material was again changed, this time to jatoba. For 2019 the mahogany body was replaced with okoume. For 2020 the bridge was changed to the Gibraltar Performer.


  • neck type – AR3pc MapleSet-in neck (smooth heel)
  • top/back/body – Flamed Maple topOkoume body
  • fretboard – Bound Jatoba fretboardAcrylic & Abalone block inlay
  • fret – Medium frets
  • number of frets – 22
  • bridge – Gibraltar Performer bridge
  • string space – 10.5mm
  • tailpiece – Quik Change Classic tailpiece
  • neck pickup – Super 58 (H) neck pickupPassive/Alnico
  • bridge pickup – Super 58 (H) bridge pickupPassive/Alnico
  • factory tuning – 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
  • strings – D’Addario® EXL110
  • string gauge – .010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046
  • hardware color – Gold
  • Scale :
  • 628mm/24.7″
  • a : Width
  • 43mm at NUT
  • b : Width
  • 57mm at 22F
  • c : Thickness
  • 20mm at 1F
  • d : Thickness
  • 22mm at 9F
  • Radius :
  • 305mmR


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