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1987 AM60 NT
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The AM60 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1984. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as part of the Artist series. It is a spot model which never appeared in a catalog; it seems likely it was sold only in Europe.

The AM60 features a compact, semi-hollow, double cutaway body design with an arched, laminated figured maple top with ƒ holes and ivory binding on figured 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 humbucking pickups mounted in ivory plastic pickup rings with an uncovered V5 blade-style pickup at the bridge and a Super 58 with a chrome cover at the neck, a Short Stop bridge with integrated tailpiece, a bone nut, Sure Grip II knobs, and Smooth Tuner tuning machines.

The AM66 is a similar model with different pickups. The AM70 is a similar model with a birch body and different pickups.

The AM60 was discontinued after 1985.

Specifications

Specifications for AM60
Year(s) produced: 1984–1985
Sold in: Europe
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Cherry Sunburst (CS) / Natural (NT)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 420mm / 16½"[1]
  Width: 355mm / 14"[1]
  Depth: 42mm / 1.65"
Top:

  Material: Figured maple (laminated)
  Binding: Ivory

Back/sides:

  Material: Figured maple (laminated)

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Short Stop
Knob style:
Sure Grip II (gold)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
AM
Neck material:
1-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 V5 (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 finishes/ details
Cherry Sunburst
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3 hollow
Control layout
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Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1982 Artist Stagemaster catalog (page 2)
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