For the more recent model of the same name, see AM200.
AM200 (1989) Antique Violin
The AM200 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1988. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the Artstar series. It replaced the very similar AM205.
The AM200 features a compact, semi-hollow, double cutaway body design with an arched, burl mahogany top with ƒ holes and ivory multi-binding on burl mahogany back and sides with a maple center block mated to a set-in mahogany and maple neck with a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with ivory binding and pearl and abalone split block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 58 humbucking pickups with gold covers and individual volume and tone controls, ivory plastic pickup rings, a Tune-o-matic style Gibraltar II bridge, a Quik Change II tailpiece, a bone nut, a burl mahogany pickguard finished to match the body, Sure Grip II knobs, and Gotoh tuning machines with ivory buttons.
The headstock shape was changed during this model's run. It initially had a tapered, narrow design with an "open book" shape at the top and a vaguely butterfly-shaped flower inlay. For 2001 the headstock adopted a larger, flared-out "tulip" design with a rounded, convex shape at the top and a smaller, more angular floral inlay.
The AM100 is a related model with a maple body, rosewood fretboard with dot inlays, and chrome hardware.