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The MC300 is a Musician series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1996. It is a reissue of the original MC300 from the late 1970s. The reissue was part of the "80's Custom Legend" series which was offered in Japan in the mid-1990s. These were made in Japan by Terada.

The MC300 features neck-through body construction with a maple top and back on mahogany wings attached to a maple and walnut neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with abalone dot position markers. Components include an original Gibraltar fixed bridge mounted in a sustain block recessed into the neck/body; a Quik Change tailpiece with "cloud" ornament; a pair of Ibanez Super 88 humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls and tri-sound switches which offer parallel, series and coil-split tone options; Sure Grip II knobs and Gotoh tuners.

The MC300 reissue was discontinued in 1998.

Specifications

Specifications for MC300 (1996–1998)
Model name: MC300 (1996–1998 reissue)
Year(s) produced: 1996–1998
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Dark Stain (DS)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany wings w/ ash top & back
Neck joint:
Neck-thru
Bridge:
Gibraltar fixed w/ sustain block
Tailpiece:
Quik Change w/ "cloud" ornament
Knob style:
Sure Grip II
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
Original Classic
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone
Frets:
22 / regular
Machine heads:
Gotoh
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 88 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 88 (H)
Controls:
Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector / 2 tri-sound switches
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

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