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The AX40 is an Axstar series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1985. It was made in Japan.

The AX40 has a swoopy, pointy, X-style basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez humbucking pickups, an OGE1086TBR tremolo system with a string lock behind the nut and Smooth Tuner II machine heads. The neck and headstock are painted black.

The AX48 is a version with a middle single coil pickup. The AX45 is a similar model with a humbucker/single/single pickup configuration. The AX30 is a similar model with a different tremolo system which doesn't employ a locking nut.

The AX40 was discontinued after 1985 in favor of a new line of headless Axstar models introduced for 1986.

Specifications

Specifications for AX40
Year(s) produced: 1985
Sold in: ??
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Bolt-on
Bridge:
OGE1086TFB tremolo
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Axstar
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid dot
Frets:
22 / big
Nut:
Graphite w/ RNS string lock
Machine heads:
Smooth Tuner II
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Axstar humbucker (H)
Neck pickup:
Axstar humbucker (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 3-way toggle pickup selector
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Sources

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