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1997 BL850 VB
BL850 Vintage Burst (more images) Red copyright sprite

The BL850 is a Blazer series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1997. The Blazer series is a line of guitars with styling similar to the Fender Stratocaster.

The BL850 features an alder body bolted to quartersawn hard rock maple multi-radius neck with a 22-fret rosewood 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 Gotoh synchronized tremolo bridge.

The BL825 is a similar model with different pickups. The BL840 is a similar model with a single coil pickup in the neck position and gold hardware.

The BL850 was discontinued after just one year.

Specifications

Specifications for BL850
Model name: BL850
Year(s) produced: 1997
Sold in: USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): BK (Black) / VB (Vintage Burst)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Alder
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Gotoh 510AT tremolo
Pickguard:
White pearloid
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Blazer multi-radius
Neck material:
1-piece quartersawn hard rock maple
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
22 / large
Machine heads:
Sperzel locking
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V8 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez S2 (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V7 (S)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

Images

1997 BL850 BK
BL850 Black Red copyright sprite

Sources

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