Selected Guitar Category: Artist

AM255 AV Stagemaster / Artist – 1983

Year:
1983

Every guitar has its story – and this is the partially sad one of this particular Ibanez Artist Stagemaster AM255 AV, built in October 1983. Last Thursday in August 2020, I was one of the first – or even the… Continue Reading →

AR350 PLT – ’87 Super Edition w Edge (Floyd Rose) Trem

Year:
1987

It’s almost ten years ago now, I bought this guitar from a guy in a village called Zirndorf near Nuremberg. I was just at the beginning of Ibanez GAS and saw the guitar beeing offered in a local free classifieds… Continue Reading →

2617 AV from 1977 – awakened after 35 years in the case

Year:
1977

Sometimes it still happens: You find a vintage guitar in almost pristine condition at a reasonable price – no mods, no damages, everything perfect. This is what happended to me last monday. On sunday evening I saw the guitar in… Continue Reading →

2630 Artist Semi Acoustic – 1979

Year:
1979

This is my ’79 Artist 2630 semi acoustic model. I wouldn’t call it a copy at all but from the construction & concept it’s close to the Gibson ES-335. Although it is a semi acoustic it gives you a wide… Continue Reading →

Artist AR5000 RE – 2007

Year:
2007

The Ibanez AR5000 was built from 1980 to 82, mainly for presentation purposes at shows like the NAMM or the Frankfurt Music Fair. It is said that there were 56 pieces built then. In 1994 Ibanez started to release reissues… Continue Reading →

Artist AR300 CS – Catch The Tiger ’83

Year:
1983

This is the guitar many people were dreaming of back in ’83. And me too. But as a poor student the Ibanez AR300 – not to speak of the AR500 – was way beyond my financial horizon*. There is hardly… Continue Reading →

Ibanez Artist 2617 – 1976 – 2nd version

Year:
1976

I bought this guitar in June 2017 from a guy in Northern Germany. It came with several modifications like two added mini switches which had no function. Also the pickups were changed to two NoName high output humbuckers. To make… Continue Reading →

2640 – ’79 Artist Double Neck – Stairway to guitar heaven!

Year:
1979

This 2640  has a K79 serial, so made in November 1979. Most catalogs show it as model 2640. But the German catalog from June 1980 presents this guitar (still with Super 80s) as AR-1200AV It can be seen in the… Continue Reading →

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