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Ibanez AR420 - Cherry Sunburst Reviews

5.0 stars based on 2 customer reviews
  • from NC, USA August 2, 2013Music Background:
    35 yrs on guitar

    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!

  • from Abingdon, VA May 14, 2013Music Background:
    Church musician and hobbyist


    First of all, I would like to thank my salesman, Ben Robinson and the fine people at Sweetwater, for an awesome customer service experience! If all companies would emulate Sweetwater's philosophy on customer service, than this world would be a lot better place. I remember thinking to myself that this must be some kind of joke. This type of customer service does not exist. I was definitely wrong. It truly exists, in so many ways, at Sweetwater! I have tried the OTHER online music store and they cannot even come close to my experience here! Sweetwater, you have a customer for life! The guitar arrived completely set up and in flawless condition, thanks to their awesome, 55 point inspection process! Now, let's talk about the guitar. I ordered the Ibanez AR420 in the violin sunburst finish and I have to say that I was blown away! First of all, I can't stop looking at this guitar. The violin sunburst finish on this instrument is absolutely beautiful and the gold hardware is a fantastic touch to an already stellar guitar. Secondly, when I plugged this thing in and started tweaking with my Marshall MG15CFX and all of the different tonal varieties that this guitar offers, I was amazed! You can hear all kinds of tones from blues to jazz to classic rock! You have 3 different tone selectors for each humbucker and you can mix and match. The versatility of this guitar is unlike any guitar that I have ever owned. You don't see a lot of people on the internet with this particular guitar. I believe that this a true, hidden gem that people are overlooking. I decided to go out of the box a little and I am glad that I did. Great job, Ibanez, for making such an affordable, beautiful, and awesome instrument! Again, thank you, Sweetwater for a stress-free buying experience!

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