The BL800 is a four-string Blazer series solid-body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez for 1981. It was made in Japan by Dyna Gakki.
The BL800 features a double-cutaway ash body bolted to a rock maple neck with a 21-fret maple fingerboard and black dot inlays. Components include a single Super P-4 pickup mounted in a black pickguard, a Brass B-II bridge, Hercules B tuning machines and solid knurled brass knobs.
For 1982 the pickguard was changed to white and new finishes were introduced.
The BL700 is a similar model with a less beefy bridge.
The BL800 was discontinued with the entire Blazer series after 1982.
Specifications for BL800
Model name: BL800
Year(s) produced: 1981–1982
Sold in: Europe / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) 1981 / Brazilian Red (BR) 1982 / Brown Sunburst (BS) / Burgundy (BY) 1982 / Traditional Violin (TV)
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Ash
Body dimensions: Length: 19¾" / 502mm Width: 13¾" / 349mm