Ibanez Blazer Series

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Ibanez

Description This is a model from the older Blazer series, made in 1980. Strat style body, 2 HB pickups
Posted By Ken Richardson (9051)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 4/28/2003, Ken Richardson (9051) posted:
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I looked at a lot of things, Gibson and Epi SG's, Squier and DeArmonds with humbuckers.

I would buy another, or get parts to make something similar. This one has quality parts and woods.

It needs refinishing to make it really beautiful.
Model Year: 1980
Price: $130.00
Where Obtained: local music store
Features:
Made in Japan. Old Blazer Series. Ash body (natural) and maple neck and fretboard. 6 string, non-trem brass bridge. Body is basically similar to a Strat, no contour on back. Stock tuners (I think) stay in tune well. Sound is similar to a very ballsy Tele, or a bright Gibson sound. Also has an out of phase switch for the pickups.
Playability:
I set the action up myself. Nice and low, on the verge of some fret buzz. Body is very light and comfy to play.
Sound Quality:
I use it with a Fender Champ and a Peavey Studio Pro. I often use a TS10 Tubescreamer with it. Guitar is very versatile, I like all the tones it produces - dark, thick, bright, twangy. Pickups and wiring are very well shielded, I guess by the factory, so it is quiet. I guess it would be good for studio or playing out. I may change the bridge to a new brass one, the old one is very scratched and tarnished, and the springs are missing from the saddles screws.
Durability:
Stays in tune very well. pots a little scratchy, but it is over 22 years old.