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For the more recent model with the same name, see AM50 (1990–1993).
1982 AM50 BS
AM50 Brown Sunburst Red copyright sprite

The AM50 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1982. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the Stagemaster series.

The AM50 features a compact, semi-hollow, double cutaway body design with an arched, laminated maple top with ƒ holes and ivory binding on maple back and sides with a maple center block mated to a set-in maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with ivory binding and pearloid dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 58 humbucking pickups mounted in black plastic pickup rings with chrome covers and individual volume and tone controls, a Tune-o-matic style Gibraltar II bridge with a Quik Change II tailpiece, a bone nut, Sure Grip II knobs, and Smooth Tuner tuning machines.

The AM70 is a similar model with an integrated bridge. The AM100 is a similar model with an ivory pickguard, ivory pickup rings and a metallic black finish. The AM205 is a related model with a mahogany burl body, an ebony fingerboard with split block inlays, a black pickguard and gold hardware.

The AM50 was discontinued after 1984.

Specifications

Specifications for AM50 (1982–1984)
Year(s) produced: 1982–1984
Sold in: Europe / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Brown Sunburst (BS)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 420mm / 16½"
  Width: 355mm / 14"
  Depth: 42mm / 1.65"
Top:

  Material: Maple (laminated)
  Binding: Ivory

Back/sides:

  Material: Maple (laminated)

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Gibraltar II
Tailpiece:
Quik Change II
Knob style:
Sure Grip II (gold)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
AM
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid dot
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Bone (43mm)
Machine heads:
Smooth Tuner
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H)
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle
Output jack:
¼" mono (face mounted)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3 hollow
Control layout
AR AM AS size-comparison
Size comparison of solid body Artist (AR) [L], Stagemaster (AM) [C] and AS [R]

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