1985 AM66 NT
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The AM66 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1985. 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 AM67 is a very similar model; it's unclear what differences, if any, exist between the two models.

The AM66 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 Super 58 humbucking pickups mounted in ivory plastic pickup rings, a Short Stop bridge with integrated tailpiece, a bone nut, Sure Grip II knobs, and Smooth Tuner tuning machines.

The AM60 is a similar model with different pickups. The AM70 is a similar model with a birch body and different pickups.

The AM66 was discontinued after 1985. Perhaps as few as 124 examples were produced.[1]


Specifications for AM66
Year(s) produced: 1985
Sold in: Europe
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Cherry Sunburst (CS) / Natural (NT)
Body type:
Hollow body
  Length: 420mm / 16½"[2]
  Width: 355mm / 14"[2]
  Depth: 42mm / 1.65"

  Material: Figured maple (laminated)
  Binding: Ivory


  Material: Figured maple (laminated)

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


Additional finishes/ details
Cherry Sunburst
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3 hollow
Control layout
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  1. A Mysterious Blonde: The AM66 (thread), Ibanez Collectors World forum, archived April 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 1982 Artist Stagemaster catalog (page 2)
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