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For other models with the same name, see AX120 (disambiguation).
2018 AX120 MFT
AX120 Metallic Forest (more images) Red copyright sprite

The AX120 is an AX series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2018. It is produced in China.

The AX120 features a poplar body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret treated New Zealand pine fingerboard with binding and white block position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Classic Elite humbucking pickups, a fixed bridge and tailpiece and a tortoise shell pickguard.

For 2019 the poplar body was switched to basswood and the treated New Zealand pine fretboard was swapped for jatoba. For 2020 the bridge was changed to the new Gibraltar Performer and a new copper metallic finish was introduced.

The AX230T is a related model with three humbuckers and a vibrato.

Specifications

Specifications for AX120
Model name: AX120 (2018–2020)
Year(s) produced: 2018–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa 2018 / China 2018 / Europe 2018 / North & South America and Oceania 2018 / USA
Made in: China
Finish(es): Baltic Blue Metallic (BEM) / Candy Apple (CA) / Copper Metallic (CM) 2020 / Metallic Forest (MFT) / Metallic Light Blue (MLB)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2018: Poplar
2019–2020: Basswood
Neck joint:
Bolt-on
Bridge:
2018–2019: Full Tune III fixed
2020: Gibraltar Performer fixed (10.5mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
Full Tune III
Pickguard:
Tortoise shell
Knob style:
Speed (black)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
AX
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
2018: Treated New Zealand pine w/ binding
2019–2020: Jatoba
Fingerboard inlays:
White block
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Black plastic
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Classic Elite (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Classic Elite (H)
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle
Output jack:
¼" mono
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2018 AX120 BEM 4H 01
Baltic Blue Metallic
2018 AX120 CA 4H 01
Candy Apple
2020 AX120 CM 5A 02
Copper Metallic
2018 AX120 MLB 4H 01
Metallic Light Blue
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3
Control layout

Video

Ibanez AX Series Electric Guitar featuring Eat Defeat

Ibanez AX Series Electric Guitar featuring Eat Defeat

Sources

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