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The DN500 is a solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2009. Along with the DN400, it was the initial model in the new Darkstone series. It was made in China.

The DN500 features a sapele body with top binding mated to a set-in sapele neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and special block position markers. Components include dual Ibanez humbucking pickups and a Tight Tune bridge and tailpiece.

A limited white edition was introduced in 2009, and it returned in the regular lineup for 2010.

The DN500K is a similar model with cosmo black hardware. The DN1PRM is a special edition of the DN500 with an aluminum body decoration and red accents which was produced for the 2010 Winter NAMM show.

The DN500 was discontinued after 2012.

Specifications

Specifications for DN500
Year(s) produced: 2009–2012
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: China
Finish(es): BK (Black) / WH (White)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Sapele w/ top binding
Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Tight Tune fixed
Tailpiece:
Tight Tune
Pickguard:
Black
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
DN
Neck material:
1-piece sapele
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
DN block
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Black plastic
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
2009–2010: PP1-B (H)
2011–2012: CAP-PP1-B (H)
Neck pickup:
2009–2010: PP1-N (H)
2011–2012: CAP-PP1-N (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 3-way toggle / push-pull coil split on tone
Output jack:
1/4" stereo barrel (side mount)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
DN500 WH
DN500 White
DN HH 3WAYTOG 1V1T
Pickup switching and controls layout

Sources

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