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1997 BL1025 CG
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The BL1025 is a Blazer series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1997. The Blazer series is a line of guitars with styling similar to the Fender Stratocaster.

The BL1025 features an asymmetrical, double cutaway alder body bolted to quartersawn hard rock maple multi-radius neck with a hand-applied oil finish and a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Specially designed JL/ Daisensei pickups are installed in a pearloid pickguard with a pair of humbuckers flanked by a single-coil with a special 5-way selector and a push-pull coil split on the tone control to allow authentic single-coil tones. Other components include a Wilkinson non-locking synchronized tremolo bridge, a graphite nut, knurled metal dome knobs, and Sperzel locking tuners.

The neck of the BL1025 goes through six additional steps of oiling and hand finishing to offer the utmost comfort and playability.

The BL825 is a similar model with a different bridge and without the extra neck detailing.

The BL1025 was discontinued after 1998 along with the entire Blazer line.

Specifications

Specifications for BL1025
Year(s) produced: 1997–1998
Sold in: Europe / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Cayman Green (CG) / Vintage Burst (VB)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Alder
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Wilkinson VSV tremolo
Pickguard:
White pearloid
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Blazer multi-radius
Neck material:
1-piece quartersawn Canadian hard rock maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
22 / large
Nut:
Graphite
Machine heads:
Sperzel Trim Lock
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez JLD2 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez S3 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez JLD1 (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever / push/pull coil-split on tone
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
1997 BL1025 VB
Vintage Burst
HSH 5-way Blazer
Pickup switching diagram
Controls VT5
Control layout

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