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 AX75 has a smallish, offset double-cutaway alder body with a carved maple top mated to a set-in maple neck with a 24-fret ebony fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include Ibanez active Lo-Z pickups with a humbucker at the bridge and single-coils in the neck and middle positions and a fixed bridge. Controls consist of a master volume, a secondary volume for the middle pickup, a high-boost equalizer and a 3-way pickup toggle.
The AX70 is a similar model with a pair of humbuckers.
The AX75 was discontinued after 1986 along with the rest of the Axstar line.
Specifications for AX75
Model name: AX75
Year(s) produced: 1986
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Metallic Red (MR) / Silver (SL)