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The EX170 is an EX series solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez in 1991. It was made in Korea. This version with the maple fretboard was offered only in the US market starting in 1992, replacing an earlier model with the same name.

This EX170 features a light American maple body mated to a one-piece maple neck with a traditional neck joint with a metal plate. It has a 22-fret maple fingerboard with dot position markers. The pickups are Ibanez Powersound humbuckers in the bridge and neck positions flanking a single coil. Other components include a synchronized tremolo bridge.

The EX170L (maple fretboard) is a left-handed version. The EX1700 is a similar model with cream binding and gold hardware. The EX160 is a related model with a single-coil pickup in the neck position and a rosewood fretboard.

The EX170 (1992–1993, rosewood fretboard) is a related model that was sold in the European market. Multiple differences exist between the two models including the pickups and the type of wood used for the body and fretboard.

This EX170 was discontinued after 1993 along with the rest of the EX line.


Specifications for EX170 (1992–1993, maple fretboard)
Model name: EX170 (1992–1993, maple fretboard)
Year(s) produced: 1992–1993
Sold in: USA
Made in: Korea
Finish(es): BK (Black) / BN (Blue Night) / MV (Matte Violin) 1993 / RD (Red) 1992
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Light American maple
Neck joint:
Full Action II tremolo
Hardware color:
Neck type:
1992: EX
1993: EX100
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Black dot
22 / jumbo
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Powersound 1 (H)
Middle pickup:
Ibanez Powersound Single (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Powersound 1 (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector


Other available finishes
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Blue Night
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Matte Violin
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