Ibanez AR420 (Cherry Sunburst)
The best idea for the consumer is here at Sweetwater because it allows you to choose exactly which guitar you want. When I bought this AR420 there happened to be three choices of this exact model. Of course they were all similar but this one had a significantly nicer flame top on it. And the book matching was a little different in that the two pieces were joined at a slight angle to each other. Not all of the AR420's that I've looked at were like this. I don't know when Ibanez started to do this but I'm glad they did because I think it enhances the appearance. I also have an original 1981 AR300. It has triple binding all around. But for pure eye appeal you can't beat the abalone on the 420. It's gorgeous. I added a abalone truss rod cover that matches the fret markers and now the head stock lights up too. Looks great, sounds great, plays great.....it was a no brainer to spring for this one!