Ibanez ART120 Review and Test Drive

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Category: Electric Guitar
Release: 2008
Price: P15,000 / $300
Bought at: Audiophile, Ali Mall (Cubao)

Throwback time! I present to you one of my past favorite guitars: the Ibanez ART120! Sadly, I don't have it anymore but what I can say is that it's a pretty decent axe for its price.

It's light, sexy and can deliver very powerful and heavy riffs! Pretty much fits my taste of having a Les Paul-style guitar body, but at the same time it also possesses that distinct Ibanez tone that I really like. It has active Ibanez pick-ups to boot, but sort of sounds half-baked compared to the true and tested EMG ones. Still, for the price, you get your money's worth and more. Once you get the hang of it with your effects, it's pretty versatile.

I've had it for almost a decade, and it hasn't let me down since whether it be when jamming with friends or stage gigs. Being light and compact made it easier for me to carry around when commuting- a luxury I couldn't afford back then since all my lightweight guitars don't pack that tonal punch I want. That said, I still resorted to the heavy-duty ones.

Ibanez ART120 Review and Test Drive

Ibanez ART120 Review and Test Drive

Anyway, just watch the video above if you want to know more about this guitar. Ciao!

Color designs of the ART120:

Ibanez ART120 Review and Test Drive
Transparent Red Flat | Metalic Silver Sunburst | White | Black

FULL SPECS

Name: ART120
Years: 2008-2011
Areas: Area 1 (Japan) / Area 3 (Europe, Western Asia, etc.) / Area 4 (China, Southeast Asia, etc.) / Area 6 (Central/South America)
Made in: China
Finishes: BK (Black) (2008-2011) / MSS (Metallic Silver Sunburst) (2009) / TRF (Transparent Red Flat) (2009-2011) / WH (White) (2008-2011)
Body
Body material:
Mahogany with Bound Maple top
Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Gibraltar III
Tailpiece:
Quik Change III
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
ART
Neck material:
Mahogany
Fingerboard:
Bound Rosewood
Inlays:
Pearl ART120 Special on 12th fret
Frets:
22 / Medium
Electronics
PU Config:
HH
Neck PU:
LoZ1-N
Bridge PU:
LoZ1-B
Controls:
2 Volume / 1 Tone / 3-Way Toggle

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