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For the more recent model with the same name, see DT400 (1995–1996).
1981 DT400 CS.jpg
DT400 Cherry Sunburst 1981 (more images) Red copyright sprite.png

The DT400 is a Destroyer II series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1981. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

The DT400 features a flame maple top with cream binding on a mahogany body mated to a set-in 3-ply maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and pearloid dot position markers. Components include a Gibraltar fixed bridge, Quik Change tailpiece, a pair Ibanez humbucking pickups with a covered Super 58 at the neck and an uncovered V2 with white bobbins at the bridge, Sure Grip knobs, and Smooth Tuner II machine heads. The output jack is mounted on the side of the guitar.

For 1982 the body material was changed from mahogany to basswood and the fretboard inlays were changed to pearloid and abalone split blocks.

The DT300 is a related model without the flame maple top and with a different neck pickup, dot fretboard inlays and chrome hardware.

This DT400 was discontinued after 1982. It was replaced for 1983 by the DT500 which is similar, but has an integrated bridge.

Specifications

Specifications for DT400 (1981–1982)
Model name: DT400 (1981–1982)
Year(s) produced: 1981–1982
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Cherry Sunburst (CS)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
1981: Mahogany w/ flame maple top and cream binding
1982: Basswood w/ flame maple top and cream binding
Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Gibraltar fixed
Tailpiece:
Quik Change
Pickguard:
None
Knob style:
Sure Grip (gold)
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
Destroyer
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
1981: Pearloid dot
1982: Pearloid & abalone split block
Frets:
22 / medium
Machine heads:
Smooth Tuner II
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V2 white, uncovered (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 chrome cover (H)
Controls:
Two volumes / master tone / 3-way toggle pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

1982 DT400 CS.jpg
1982 Ibanez DT400 Cherry Sunburst ( with Pearloid & abalone split block inlays ) Red copyright sprite.png
Additional details
DT400 bridge.jpg
Gibraltar bridge
DT400 controls.jpg
Sure Grip knobs
DT400 headstock.jpg
Headstock
HH 3-way toggle.png
Pickup switching
Controls PS.png
Control layout

Sources

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