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The FA100 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1977. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

The FA100 features a full-sized, full-hollow, single Florentine cutaway body design with an arched, laminated maple or birch top (depending on finish) with ƒ holes and ivory binding on maple or birch sides and arched back mated to a set-in maple neck with a 20-fret ebonized rosewood fingerboard with ivory binding and pearl block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 70 humbucking pickups with chrome covers and individual volume and tone controls, black plastic pickup rings, a rosewood bridge with rosewood saddle, a custom trapeze tailpiece, a bone nut, a black pickguard, Sure Grip knobs, and Smooth Tuner II machine heads.

For 1983 the knobs were replaced with the new Sure Grip II.

The FA300 is a related model with a slightly larger maple body with a laminated spruce top and curly maple back and sides, a rounded Venetian cutaway, a longer scale neck, an ebony fingerboard and gold hardware.

The FA100 was discontinued after 1981. The somewhat similar FG100 was released the following year.

Specifications

Specifications for FA100
Year(s) produced: 1977–1981
Sold in: Europe / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Brown Sunburst (BS) / Natural (NT)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 514mm / 20¼"
  Width: 406mm / 16"
Top:

  Material: BS finish: Birch
NT finish: Maple
  Binding: Ivory

Back/sides:

  Material: Maple (laminated)

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Rosewood with Rosewood saddle
Tailpiece:
FA trapeze
Pickguard:
Black
Knob style:
Sure Grip (gold)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
FA
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebonized rosewood w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl block
Frets:
20 / medium
Nut:
Bone (43mm)
Machine heads:
Smooth Tuner II
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 70 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 70 (H)
Controls:
Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" stereo box (side mounted)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
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Brown Sunburst
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Pickup switching
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Control layout

Sources

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