The Axstar series features a headless design with a tailpiece tuning mechanism located on the body behind the bridge rather than on the headstock as in a more conventional design. The guitar's design is credited to Mace Bailey, who was the chief designer at Ibanez's US distributor Hoshino USA in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
The AX70 has a smallish, offset double-cutaway alder body with a maple top mated to a set-in maple neck with a 24-fret ebony fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include dual Ibanez active Lo-Z humbucking pickups and a fixed bridge. Controls consist of a master volume, a high-boost equalizer and a 3-way pickup toggle.
The AX75 is a similar model with a humbucker/single/single pickup configuration.
The AX70 was discontinued after 1986 along with the rest of the Axstar line.
Specifications for AX70
Model name: AX70
Year(s) produced: 1986
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Cosmic Blue (CB) / Metallic Red (MR)