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The DT500 is a Destroyer series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1983. It was made in Japan as part of the X series of pointy guitars. It replaced the similar DT400.

The DT500 features an angular basswood body with a flamed maple top and creme binding bolted to a three piece maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez humbucking pickups mounted in a plastic pickup rings with a V2 at the bridge and a Super 58 at the neck, a Short Stop bridge, rubberized Sure Grip II knobs, Smooth Tuner II machine heads and Dead End strap pins.

The RR550 is a similar model with a vee shaped Rocket Roll body and a tremolo bridge. The DT150 is a related model without the flamed maple top and neck pickup, and with tremolo bridge and a maple fretboard with dot inlays on a longer scale bolt-on neck.

The DT500 was discontinued after 1984.

Specifications

Specifications for DT500
Year(s) produced: 1983–1984
Sold in: USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Cherry Sunburst (CS)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood w/ flame maple top
Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Short Stop fixed
Knob style:
Sure Grip II
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
Destroyer
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Block
Frets:
22
Machine heads:
Smooth Tuner II
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V2 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H)
Controls:
Two volumes / master tone / 3-way toggle pickup selector

Images

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Sources

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