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The MX3 is a Maxxas series semi-hollow body guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1988. It is also known as the MX-3.

It was the second model in the Maxxas series, following the solid body MX2.

The MX3 features a chambered, thin-edged, sculpted mahogany body bolted to a color-matched painted maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include dual DiMarzio-made IBZ/USA humbucking pickups, an HQ synchronized tremolo bridge and Gotoh locking tuning machines.

The Black Hole (which was rendered as "Black Hall" in some materials) finish featured a burst effect with green on the edges fading to black near the center of the body. The Magma finish was another burst with red edges fading to a dark center.

The MX4 and MX5 were released concurrently with the MX3. Both featured a single humbucking pickup.

The MX3 lasted only until 1989, before being discontinued along with the entire Maxxas line.

Specifications

Specifications for MX3
Model name: MX3/ MX-3
Year(s) produced: 1988–1989
Sold in: Europe / Japan / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black Hole/ Black Hall (BH) / Cranberry Red (CR) / Fountain Blue (FB) / Magma (MA)
Body
Body type:
Chambered solid body
Body material:
Honduras mahogany
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
HQ tremolo
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Maxxas
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
IBZ/USA F2 (H)
Neck pickup:
IBZ/USA F1 (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 3-way toggle pickup selector

Images

Other available finishes
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Black Hole (a.k.a. Black Hall)
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Cranberry Red
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Fountain Blue

Sources

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