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For the more recent model of the same name, see AM200.
1989 AM200 AV
AM200 (1989) Antique Violin Red copyright sprite

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

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
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 464mm / 18¼"
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 42mm / 1.65"
Top:

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

Back/sides:

  Material: Burl mahogany

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Gibraltar II
Tailpiece:
Quik Change II
Pickguard:
Burl mahogany
Knob style:
Sure Grip II (gold)
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
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
Frets:
22 / medium (SBB213-175) (Prestige edge treatment)
Nut:
Bone (43mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38/SG381 w/ pearloid buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H) passive/alnico
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H) passive/alnico
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle
Output jack:
¼" stereo box (face mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.013/.016/.022/.032/.042/.052
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3 hollow
Control layout
AM200 end-view
End view
1998 AM200 headstock
1998 headstock detail
2001 AM200 headstock
2001 headstock detail
AS200-AM200 AF200 size-comparison
Size comparison of AS200 (top), AM200 (middle) and AF200 (bottom)
1994 AM200 parts list
Parts list[1]

Sources

  1. 1994 Parts Catalog (page 25)
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