1982 Ibanez Artist Ar300cs

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    I have 2 of these so one has to go.
    1500 US shipped.
    If you have any questions please let me know
    Thanks

    Proxy

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    One on the left can be yours

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    I used to have one just like it, from about 1985-88.

    I still regret trading it...
     
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    I hear you.
    What is it that you liked about it?
     
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    I was a teenager. At the time, I always dreamed of getting a Les Paul - because Jimmy Page always had one in pic's. A buddy of mine had the Artist & he bought a Carvin double cutaway, w/ a Kahler floating trem. He decided to get rid of it, so I bought it. After playing that, I couldn't play a LP that would compare to the playability & the sound was right there, or better. I paid $200 for it back then. It was a set neck mahogany w/ maple top. Same red to yellow burst as you've got.

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    (this is a Polaroid, that I snapped a picture of)

    I think mine had a brass nut? It was loaded w/ SD pickups, IIRC, a JB & a Jazz. He was a total Schenker nut, so he was chasing that tone.

    So, to me, it was my Les Paul killer. I lost the urge to own one, if it couldn't equal to that guitar. You have to figure, that w/ what I paid, the LP had better be substantially better, for me to pay the extra coin & dump this one...

    In '88, I was playing bass. I got hooked up w/ a pretty big pool of musicians. Everybody played guitar, but also everybody needed a bass player. So, I traded another guitar I had (a Hondo super strat, w/ Kahler floating trem & pointy headstock) & a Peavey amp I had for some bass gear (Westone bass & Peavey Bass Mk IV). At the time of the trade, I had been playing bass for a while & was looking for another bass, so a guy, who had a BC Rich Warlock, offered me a trade. One of those, if either of us wants to trade back, we could. We were pretty good friends, so I figured it was a good enough bet.

    A month later, he was in a car accident & he did not have the guitar in the case & the neck snapped off & there was 3-4 pieces splintered off. I was bummed for him, but later on, I really grown to hate that bass & wished I had never traded for it...

    Still, almost 30 years later, I think of it.
     
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    Wow what a story.With bitter end but it is still great to read about it.
    I hear you marking this guitar as "LP killer".
    And it is.That is how I got my first one and ever since I got it i playing shit out of her.Then I got another one for"parts" which is BS.What can ever go wrong with this wonderful instrument??
    So I decided to sell one and the other one I will never sell.
    This guitar has such fabulous neck.
    I never EVER hear from anybody nothing less then wow how comfortable this neck is.Small hands big hands everybody was impressed.
    And Super 58 pickups makes her so enjoyable....great tone endless sustain.Just overall great LP killer.
    Thanks again for sharing your story....

    Proxy
     
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    '82 is the PEAK of MIJ stuff IMO..I LOVE my '82 Greco Custom!!

    GLWS!
     
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    Oh yeah?
    How about 1981 Yamaha SG2000?


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    I'm sure it kills!

    I guess I really meant BY '82 everything was killer...my '80 Greco V sure is!
     
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    I agree.
    1980-1982 is when the best stuff was made in Japan
     
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    I love my 1973 pre-lawsuit Ibanez. I've played it along side a number of older Gibsons, and I do not believe I would trade it for any of them.
     
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    I had the AR 300 violin finish 2618 24 fret version for years. Toured with it and alternated between my Les Paul and it.

    Way back from the early 80's in a club we played a bunch.

     
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