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What Guitar is John Scofield Playing on the Cover of Still Warm?

atquinn

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What guitar is this? Some sort of Ibanez, but I don't know jack about Ibanez models outside of their "shredder" guitars.

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vladorg

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Doing a search for "Ibanez Artist Scofield" is a depressing experience :D. Is there are particular model designation?
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He didn't have a signature model Artist, I think it was one of their top-end 80's models AR350 maybe.
 

atquinn

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He didn't have a signature model Artist, I think it was one of their top-end 80's models AR350 maybe.
You rock, thanks. That's a serious hunk of metal for the bridge there. I new he was playing something with a trem in spots, but didn't know exactly what. Now that I look at it, it looks like it might be the same bridge as on the guitar he has on the Flat Out album. Anyway, thanks for satisfying my curiosity!
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rwe333

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It's an Ibanez Artist AR350, as Vlad said (some had Floyds, some Kahlers, it looks like). Try an image search:

 

tim gueguen

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Ibanez used their own proprietary trems before switching over to Floyd Rose licensed designs, as did most makers after Floyd Roses became popular. It's something to watch out for if you're buying guitars from the '83 to '87 period, as parts for some of those bridges may be hard to find.
 

Jazzandmore

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Very cool! I always thought it was an AR300, but never noticed the bridge. Fantastic album with every song worth listening to over and over if you are a Sco fan.

Absolutely love the original Artist series guitars. You will build some muscles carrying them :) but great playing and feeling guitars. My first guitar ever was an '82 AR50. Much later I added an AR100, and recently a very hard to come by AR500.
 

Average Joe

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One of his best albums, which is saying something considering his distinguished career.

Did he ever actually use the AR? Never seem him with one outside that album cover. Nor did i ever see him use the trem equipped semi from the Flat Out cover - were these just product placements/endorsements?
 

Norsegod

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One of his best albums, which is saying something considering his distinguished career.

Did he ever actually use the AR? Never seem him with one outside that album cover. Nor did i ever see him use the trem equipped semi from the Flat Out cover - were these just product placements/endorsements?
I've never seen him play with either of those. It was always the AS 200 and then recently the Tele.
 

KRosser

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Scofield started playing Ibanez solid bodies at the end of his tenure with Miles, for instance he used one on "You're Under Arrest"...not sure which model though.

Scofield always struck me as one of those guys where it didn't really matter what guitar he played, it always sounded like him
 

The bear

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Anyone know the model number on this Ibanez?
One of his best albums, which is saying something considering his distinguished career.

Did he ever actually use the AR? Never seem him with one outside that album cover. Nor did i ever see him use the trem equipped semi from the Flat Out cover - were these just product placements/endorsements?
 

Neer

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I saw John play a lot around the time of Still Warm and I don't recall ever seeing him play one of those.
 

violao206

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One of his best albums, which is saying something considering his distinguished career.

Did he ever actually use the AR? Never seem him with one outside that album cover. Nor did i ever see him use the trem equipped semi from the Flat Out cover - were these just product placements/endorsements?
That is an Ibanez Custom Shop George Benson (thin body) with tremolo.

http://www.guitarspecialist.com/scofieldguitars.htm
 

violao206

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Very cool! I always thought it was an AR300, but never noticed the bridge. Fantastic album with every song worth listening to over and over if you are a Sco fan.

Absolutely love the original Artist series guitars. You will build some muscles carrying them :) but great playing and feeling guitars. My first guitar ever was an '82 AR50. Much later I added an AR100, and recently a very hard to come by AR500.
I own an '82 Artist AR-305AV and presumed that was the model he was using. I now see that it is really an AR-350 PLT (Pearl, Tremolo)... sniffle...
 




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