The BL400 is a Blazer series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1981. It was made in Japan by Dyna Gakki. The Blazer series is a line of guitars with styling similar to the Fender Stratocaster.
The BL400 features an ash body bolted to a rock maple neck with a 21-fret maple fingerboard with black dot position markers. Components include three Ibanez Super 6 single coil pickups mounted in a black pickguard with a phase switch for the middle pickup, a brass Accu-Cast fixed bridge and Smooth Tuner II machine heads.
For 1982 the body material was changed to birch and basswood with an opaque finish and a white pickguard and pickup covers were adopted.
The BL300 is a similar model with Blazer SB pickups. The BL450 is a related model with a tremolo bridge and gold hardware. The BL500 is a related model with coil-tap functionality for the pickups and gold hardware.
The BL400 was discontinued after 1982 along with the entire Blazer line.
Specifications for BL400
Model name: BL400
Year(s) produced: 1981-1982
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) 1981 / Brown Sunburst (BS) 1981 / Burgundy (BY) 1982 / Traditional Violin (TV) 1981
Body type: Solid body
Body material: 1981: Solid ash 1982: Birch and basswood