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For the later model with the same name, see BL300 (1995).
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The BL300 is a Blazer series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1980. It was made in Japan by Dyna Gakki. The Blazer series is a line of guitars with styling similar to the Fender Stratocaster.

The BL300 features an ash body bolted to a rock maple neck with a 22-fret maple fingerboard with black dot position markers. Components include three Ibanez Blazer SB single coil pickups mounted in a black pickguard with a phase switch for the middle pickup, a machined brass fixed bridge and Velve-Tune Mini II machine heads.

For 1981 the headstock shape was changed, the number of frets was reduced to 21 and the tuners were changed to Smooth Tuner IIs.

The BL200 is a similar model with a pair of humbucking pickups. The BL350 is a similar model with a tremolo bridge. The BL400 is a similar model with Super 6 pickups.

The BL300 was discontinued after 1982 along with the entire Blazer line.

Specifications

Specifications for BL300 (1980–1982)
Model name: BL300 (1980–1982)
Year(s) produced: 1980-1982
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Natural (NT) / Traditional Violin (TV) 1980–1981
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Solid ash
Neck joint:
Bolt-on w/ metal plate
Bridge:
Accu-Cast fixed
Pickguard:
Black
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome (solid brass)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Blazer
Neck material:
One-piece rock maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Maple
Fingerboard inlays:
Black dot
Frets:
1980: 22
1981–1982: 21
Machine heads:
1980: VelveTune Mini II
1981–1982: Smooth Tuner II
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
SSS
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Blazer SB (S)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez Blazer SB (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Blazer SB (S)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector / Phase switch toggle
Output jack:
¼" mono (top mounted)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
1981 BL300 NT.jpg
Natural 1981
Traditional Violin
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Controls layout
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