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1995 BL500 LB
BL500 Laser Blue (more images) Red copyright sprite

The BL500 is a Blazer series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1995. The Blazer series is a line of guitars with styling similar to the Fender Stratocaster.

The BL500 features an ash body with a white pickguard bolted to a maple neck with a 21-fret maple fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include an Ibanez humbucking pickup in the bridge position and two Ibanez single coil pickups in the middle and neck positions along with a non-locking synchronized tremolo bridge.

The BL100 is a similar model with a basswood body, chrome hardware and a different tremolo. The BL300 is a similar model with a translucent finish, a different tremolo and black pickguard and pickups.

The BL500 was available only in 1995. It was replaced for 1997 with the similar BL540, which has a different tremolo and pickups.

Specifications

Specifications for BL500 (1995)
Model name: BL500
Year(s) produced: 1995
Sold in: unknown
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): CA (Candy Apple) / LB (Laser Blue)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Ash
Neck joint:
Bolt-on w/ metal plate
Bridge:
TZ100 tremolo
Pickguard:
White
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
Blazer
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Fingerboard material:
Maple
Fingerboard inlays:
Black dot
Frets:
21 / standard
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSS
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez BL-H
Middle pickup:
Ibanez BL-S
Neck pickup:
Ibanez BL-S
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

Images

1995 BL500 CA
BL500 Candy Apple Red copyright sprite

Sources

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