For the more recent model with the same name, see AS100 (1989–1990).
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The AS100 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1979. It was made in Japan by FujiGen and replaced the similar 2629.

The AS100 features a semi-hollow, double cutaway body with a laminated maple or birch top with ƒ holes and ivory binding on maple or birch back and sides with a hard rock maple center block mated to a set-in mahogany neck with a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with ivory binding and pearl dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 58 or Super 70 humbucking pickups with chrome covers and individual volume and tone controls, black pickup rings, a Tune-o-matic style ST bridge, a Quik Change II tailpiece, a bone nut, a black pickguard, Sure Grip II knobs, and Smooth Tuner machine heads.

Several changes were introduced for 1982 including a mahogany neck, Ibanez Super 58 pickups and Sure Grip knobs

The AS50 is a related model with a slightly smaller body, rosewood fretboard and different pickups. The AS200 is a related model with a flamed maple body and different fretboard inlays.

The AS100 was discontinued after 1982. The similar AS80 was introduced for 1983.

Specifications

Specifications for AS100 (1979–1982)
Year(s) produced: 1979–1982
Sold in: Europe / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Antique Violin Sunburst (AV) / Cherry (CH) 1981–1982
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 480mm / 16½"[1]
  Width: 406mm / 13⅞"[1]
  Depth: 44mm / 1¾"
Top:

  Material: Maple or Birch (laminated)
  Binding: Ivory

Back/sides:

  Material: Maple or Birch (laminated)

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
ST
Tailpiece:
Quik Change
Pickguard:
Black bakelite
Knob style:
Sure Grip gold
Hardware color:
Nichrome
Neck
Neck type:
Artstar AS
Neck material:
3-piece mahogany
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
22 / medium (VelveTouch edge treatment)
Nut:
Bone (43mm)
Machine heads:
VelveTune II
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
1979–1980: Ibanez Super 58 or Super 70 (H)
1981–1982: Ibanez Super 58 (H) passive/ Alnico III
Neck pickup:
1979–1980: Ibanez Super 58 or Super 70 (H)
1981–1982: Ibanez Super 58 (H) passive/ Alnico III
Controls:
Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" mono (face mounted)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
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Cherry
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Pickup switching
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Control layout

Sources

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