Ibanez ARZ800 Electric Guitar

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The Ibanez Artist ARZ800 Electric Guitar is a hard-rock and heavy-metal workhorse that shredders will love. Order yours from Sam Ash Direct today for the guaranteed lowest price.

The Artist ARZ800 Electric Guitar goes beyond the boundaries of traditional single cutaway guitars. Simple and effective, the ARZ800 is a classic styled guitar built for modern metal players. The mahogany body produces traditional warm tones and is dressed up with a highly figured quilted maple top. The set-through maple/mahogany neck has been shaped in to an extra thin profile for high velocity soloing and sports a bound rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets that will facilitate effortless string bending and take you far beyond the tonal possibilities of traditional single-cutaway guitars. The scoop cut on the back of the neck allows for smooth playing at higher frets; providing unrivaled playability.

The Artist ARZ800 is equipped with EMG® 60/81 humbucker pickups. EMG® 60 neck pickup packs plenty of output with a balance of tones that is classic-thick; boosted mids, big lows, and fat highs. EMG® 81 bridge pickup gives detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high end cut, and fluid sustain; making the Artist ARZ800 ideal for today's players, who demand both heavy power chords and shredding solos. The simplified controls feature master volume and tone controls and a 3-way pickup selector switch. Rounding out the hardware is a rigid Tight-Tune bridge with a stopbar tailpiece to maximize tuning stability and will withstand even the most aggressive soloing. Case not included.

Features:

•  Mahogany body with a Quilted Maple top
•  3pc Mahogany/ Maple smooth set-in necks for speed soloing
•  Longer 25” scale length neck opens up fret space for soloing at the upper frets
•  24 frets, indispensable for metal players
•  EMG® 60(n)/81(b) pickups
•  Tight Tune bridge
•  Case not included

Order your Ibanez Artist ARZ800 Electric Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

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Series Artist
Model ARZ800T

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IbanezArtist ARZ800 Electric Guitar
 
4.0

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5.0

21st century lp on steroids!!!

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from denver

Pros

  • Best pickups for harmonic
  • Most versatile neck
  • Screams like a banshee

Cons

  • I only have one

Best Uses

  • Blues to metal

Comments about Ibanez Artist ARZ800 Electric Guitar:

I record with this beast. I have played for over 20 years and as far as non tremolo guitars that have this classic design, this wins it all out. Don't go for an over priced Gibby or a cheap epi... That company is wothless and overpriced anymore. long live Ibanez!!! I will never go back to the two company's that own most of the brands. go to Ibanez if you want your money's worth!

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5.0

Great guitar at a great price!

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from aurora, il

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Pros

  • Fingerboard
  • Frets
  • Looks
  • Neck
  • Playability
  • Sound
  • Style

Cons

  • Tuners

Best Uses

  • Hard rock
  • Metal

Comments about Ibanez Artist ARZ800 Electric Guitar:

I went to Sam Ash looking for a guitar styled like a Les Paul. I was aiming to get either an ESP Eclipse 2, or a LTD EC1000. They are both solid guitars, with the ESP being better overall, but not as much as the price would lead you to believe. I settled on the LTD, but then saw the Ibanez ARZ800 in deep tranparent red on the wall. I decided to try it just to compare. I ended up liking it more than the LTD. It plays better, it sounds better, and it looks better. It would have been [$] compared to $849 for the LTD, but my local Sam Ash had it on a markdown special for [$]!!! I couldn't believe it, so I bought it. I have been playing it for a few days now, and it is great. I use it for hard rock/metal, which it is well suited for. It is great for hard, heavy, and fast riffs, and the 24 frets with generous upper fret access makes it perfect for soloing/shredding. The frets and fingerboard are both very playable. The EMG combo is matched perfectly with this guitar, if you use it for metal/hard rock. I like that there is 1 volume and 1 tone knob, because I don't need anything else for this guitar. A seperate volume and tone for each pickup is great for some of my other guitars, and for other music, but not for what I'm using it for.One of the only cons I have found are the tuners. They are fair. They do their job for the most part, but I want locking tuners on it for tuning stability. I intend to replace them with something else. The guitar was such a great price that I don't mind spending a little more on it. The other con is not a big deal, but kind of annoying. The tight-tune bridge has little 6mm finger-tightening nuts that hold the bridge onto the posts. One fell off somewhere. I'm guessing it's because of how a place my picking hand, and it was probably loose. I went to the hardware store and bought some that almost perfectly match for a few buck. Not a big deal, but worth noting that you should check to see if they are tightened.

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2.0

Looks Nice... That's about it...

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from Lake Wylie S.C.

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Pros

  • EMG pickups
  • Great finish
  • Simple Controls

Cons

  • Cheap Battery Connector
  • Cheap tailpiece
  • No inlays
  • Poor fret work

Best Uses

  • Metal
  • Paperweight
  • Rock

Comments about Ibanez Artist ARZ800 Electric Guitar:

When I first got my ARZ I noticed the strings were buzzing like crazy, tried raising the action but it was no use. I brought it to my local Sam Ash store and we checked out the frets. About 4 or 5 of them were raised too high, so i had to send it back. The new one came in and there were 6 or 7 frets that were jacked up. I then sent it to Ibanez themselves. Upon recieving it this time the truss rod is rattling inside, some of the frets still buzz, and i noticed a crack along where the neck and body meet. Also, any time i try to adjust the tailpiece there's these nuts around the bolts that come loose and if you aren't paying attention, they will fall off. I really can't tell you how this guitar sounds for what particular style because im too busy fighting with it and the company that makes it. I personally won't be buying another Ibanez ever again.

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ARZ800 Electric Guitar

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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