The ARC500 is an ARC series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2007. The ARC line is a part of the Artist series, with a Les Paul-style single cutaway arched-top body with a short, rounded lower horn.
The ARC500 features a mahogany body with a quilted maple top bound with wood and a set-in mahogany neck with a smooth heel and a 22-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with elegant floral position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Super 58 humbucking pickups with individual volume controls, a fixed bridge with tailpiece and recessed knobs.
The ARX500 is a similar model with a double-cutaway body with pointed horns.
The ARC500 was discontinued after 2007 along with the rest of the ARC series.