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For the more recent model of the same name, see AM200 (2017–2020).
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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.

This version of the AM200 was discontinued after 2003, but the model was revived in 2017.


Specifications for AM200 (1988–2003)
Year(s) produced: 1988–2003
Sold in: Asia & South America 1995–1998 / Europe 1988–1999 / Japan 1989–2003 / USA 1988–1996
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Antique Violin (AV)
Body type:
Hollow body
  Length: 464mm / 18¼"
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 42mm / 1.65"

  Material: Burl mahogany (Laminated)
  Binding: Ivory multi-ply


  Material: Burl mahogany

Neck joint:
Gibraltar II
Quik Change II
Burl mahogany
Knob style:
Sure Grip II (gold)
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Artstar AM
Neck material:
3-piece mahogany/ maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl/ abalone split block
22 / medium (SBB213-175) (Prestige edge treatment)
Bone (43mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38/SG381 w/ pearloid buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H) passive/alnico
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H) passive/alnico
Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" stereo box (face mounted)
String gauge (factory):
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)


Additional details
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Pickup switching
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Control layout
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End view
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1998 headstock detail
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2001 headstock detail
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Size comparison of AS200 (top), AM200 (middle) and AF200 (bottom)
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Parts list[1]