Ibanez Artist Series AR725 Double Agent Electric Guitar Violin Sunburst Finish
The AR is a classic among Ibanez guitars. In fact, it marks the time when Ibanez evolved from being the guys that built big brand copies so good that they had lawsuits thrown at them – to an innovative and original brand in its own right. This was one of the first original designs produced by Ibanez and continues to be a sought after guitar. The AR series continues that legacy with pride.
When released in the mid-’70s, the Artist was the first original design to prove that Ibanez was a force to be reckoned with. It was embraced by major recording artists and shook up the sleeping “industry giants” who had grown apathetic and inattentive from years of unchallenged dominance in the marketplace. The AR725 proudly continues the Artist legacy with all the elements intact that originally elevated the guitar to icon status.
Harking back to the earliest of the original ’70s Artist designs, the AR725 draws on the period’s more characteristic ornate accents, such as its intricate hand inlayed fleuron body and fretboard inlays, fleuron style pickguard, vintage silver capped top hat knobs, and gold plated hardware from headstock to heel.
True to form, the AR725 features a superb mahogany symmetrical body with a maple top for that extra heavy presence and endless sustain you’d expect of a classic 70s Artist. The supremely comfortable 3-piece Maple “AR” profile set-in neck incorporates a super-smooth heel for easy access to the highest frets, a smooth bound ebony fretboard and a vintage style bone nut.
Our own inhouse SCM-PRO Setup makes the AR725 as enjoyable to play as it is inspiring to look at.
Rounding out its lengthy list of classic ’70s attributes, the AR725 features the ART-1 bridge for flawless intonation, and original Super 80 “Flying Finger” Humbucking Pickups for extra sensitive response and a wide range of usable tonal options.
As one would expect for a guitar of this calibre, a fitted Ibanez AR Hardshell case is included.
IBANEZ AR725 DOUBLE AGENT FEATURES
o Violin Sunburst finish
o 3pc Maple “AR” set-in neck with smooth heel
o Maple top/ Mahogany body
o Bone nut
o Bound Ebony fretboard
o AR725 Custom inlays
o Medium frets with hand rolled fret edge treatment
o Super 80 “Flying Finger” neck pickup
o Super 80 “Flying Finger” bridge pickup
o ART-1 bridge
o Quik Change III tailpiece
o Gold hardware
o Hardshell case included
IBANEZ AR725 DOUBLE AGENT SPECIFICATIONS
o Neck type: AR 3pc Maple set-in neck (smooth heel)
o Body Material: Maple top/Mahogany body
o Fretboard: Bound Ebony with AR725 custom inlays
o Frets: Medium Jumbo frets with Custom fret edge treatment
o Bridge: Ibanez ART-1 bridge
o Tailpiece: Ibanez Quik Change III tailpiece
o Neck pickup: Ibanez Super 80 “Flying Finger” Passive/Ceramic Humbucking neck pickup
o Bridge pickup: Ibanez Super 80 “Flying Finger” Passive/Ceramic Humbucking bridge pickup
o Factory tuning: 1E, 2B, 3G, 4D, 5A, 6E
o String gauge: .010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046
o Hardware Finish: Gold
IBANEZ AR725 DOUBLE AGENT NECK DIMENSIONS
o Scale Length: 24.7″ (628mm)
a : Width at Nut 43mm
b : Width at Last Fret 57mm
c : Thickness at 1st 20mm
d : Thickness at 12th 22mm (at 9F)
o Fingerboard Radius: 305mmR