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For the more recent model of the same name, see AS80 (1994–2002).
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The AS80 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1983. It was made in Japan by FujiGen. It essentially replaced the similar AS100.

The AS80 features a semi-hollow, double cutaway body design with a laminated maple top with ƒ holes and ivory multi-binding on maple back and sides with a hard rock maple center block mated to a set-in maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with ivory binding and pearl dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 58 humbucking pickups with chrome covers and individual volume and tone controls, black pickup rings, a Tune-o-matic style Gibraltar II bridge, a Quik Change II tailpiece, a bone nut, a black pickguard, Sure Grip II knobs, and Smooth Tuner machine heads.

For 1985 the body material was changed from maple to birch.

The AS200 is a related model with a flamed maple body, mahogany neck, ebony fretboard with split block inlays, gold hardware and slightly different electronics.

This version of the AS80 was discontinued in 1987. The similar AS100 was introduced for 1989. The AS80 model name was revived in 1994.

Specifications

Specifications for AS80 (1983–1987)
Year(s) produced: 1983–1987
Sold in: Europe / Japan / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Antique Violin (AV) / Cherry (CH)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 480mm / 16½"[1]
  Width: 406mm / 13⅞"[1]
  Depth: 44mm / 1¾"
Top:

  Material: 1983–1984: Maple (laminated)
1985–1987: Birch (laminated)
  Binding: Ivory

Back/sides:

  Material: 1983–1984: Maple (laminated)
1985–1987: Birch (laminated)

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Gibraltar II
Tailpiece:
Quik Change II
Pickguard:
Black bakelite
Knob style:
Sure Grip II (gold)
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
Artstar AS
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Bone (43mm)
Machine heads:
Smooth Tuner
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H) passive/alnico
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H) passive/alnico
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
1984 AS80 AV.png
Antique Violin
HH 3-way toggle.png
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3 1983-AS80.png
Control layout
1982 AS-series cutaway.png
Cutaway view showing maple center block
AR AM AS size-comparison.png
Size comparison of solid body Artist (AR) [L], Stagemaster (AM) [C] and AS [R]

Sources

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