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The BL50 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 BL50 features a mahogany body bolted to a maple neck with a 21-fret maple fingerboard with black dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 70 humbucking pickups without covers mounted in a black pickguard with a phase switch, a machined brass fixed bridge and Super Tuner II machine heads.

The BL70 is a similar model with three single coil pickups.

The BL50 was discontinued after 1981 and replaced by the similar ash-bodied BL170.

Specifications

Specifications for BL50
Model name: BL50
Year(s) produced: 1981
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Mahogany (MH)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Solid mahogany
Neck joint:
Bolt-on w/ metal plate
Bridge:
Brass I fixed
Pickguard:
Black
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome (solid brass)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Blazer
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Maple
Fingerboard inlays:
Black dot
Frets:
21
Machine heads:
Smooth Tuner II
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 70 uncovered (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 70 uncovered (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 3-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 details
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Control layout (w/ 3-way pickup selector)

Sources

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