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For the more recent model with the same name, see IC300 (1994–2003).
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The IC300 is an Iceman series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1978. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

The IC300 features a solid ash body mated to a set-in 3-ply rock maple neck with a smooth heel and a 22-fret ebonized rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot position markers. Components include a Gibraltar fixed bridge mounted to a sustain block sunk into the guitar body, a Quik Change tailpiece, a pair Ibanez Super 80 "Flying Fingers" humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls, a half bone/ half brass nut, Sure Grip knobs, and Velve-Tune machine heads. The output jack is mounted on the face of the guitar.

The IC400 is a similar model with a maple topped mahogany body, parallelogram fretboard inlays and gold hardware.

As few as 137 IC300s were produced — 91 in 1978 and 46 in 1979.[1]

The IC300 was discontinued after 1979.

Specifications

Specifications for IC300 (1978–1979)
Year(s) produced: 1978–1979
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Korina (KR)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Solid ash
Neck joint:
Set-in w/ smooth heel
Bridge:
Gibraltar fixed w/ sustain block
Tailpiece:
Quik Change
Pickguard:
None
Knob style:
Sure Grip (gold)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Iceman
Neck material:
3-piece rock maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebonized rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid dot
Frets:
22 (VelveTouch edge treatment)
Nut:
Half & Half nut
Machine heads:
VelveTune
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 80 chrome cover (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 80 chrome cover (H)
Controls:
Two volumes / master tone / 3-way toggle pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" mono (top mounted)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
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Pickup switching
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Controls layout

Sources

  1. Iceman production 1978–1982, Vintage Ibanez (enthusiast website), archived February 2020