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The BL825 is a Blazer series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1998. It was produced in Japan by FujiGen.

The Blazer series is a line of guitars with styling similar to the Fender Stratocaster.

The BL825 features an alder body bolted to a quartersawn hard rock maple multi-radius neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Specially designed JL/ Daisensei pickups are installed in a cream pearloid pickguard with a pair of humbuckers flanked by a single-coil with a special 5-way selector and a push-pull coil split on the tone control to allow authentic single-coil tones. Other components include a Wilkinson non-locking synchronized tremolo bridge, a graphite nut, knurled metal dome knobs, and Gotoh tuning machines.

The BL1025 is a similar model with a different bridge and additional neck detailing. The BL840 is a similar model with an HSS pickup configuration.

The BL825 was one of the last new Blazer models to be introduced before the discontinuation of the entire line after 1998.

Specifications

Specifications for BL825
Model name: BL825
Year(s) produced: 1998
Sold in: Europe / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Vintage Burst (VB)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Alder
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Gotoh 510AT tremolo (10.6mm string spacing)
Pickguard:
Cream pearloid
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Blazer multi-radius
Neck material:
1-piece quartersawn Canadian hard rock maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot (6.5mm)
Frets:
22 / large (SBB214-195)
Nut:
Graphite
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez JLD2 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez S3 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez JLD1 (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector / push-pull coil split on tone
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042 (round wound)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
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Black
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Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout

Sources

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