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The MX5 is a Maxxas series semi-hollow body electric guitar model produced by Ibanez in 1988. It was produced in Japan by FujiGen. It is also referred to as the MX-5.

The MX5 features a semi-hollow, thin-edged, sculpted maple body bolted to a color-matched painted maple neck with a 29-fret rosewood fingerboard with oval position markers. It has only a single humbucking pickup and a stainless steel HQ synchronized tremolo bride. The lack of a neck pickup and the extra deep cutaway on the lower horn allow access all the way up to the 29th fret.

The MX4 is a similar model with a fixed bridge. The MX3 is a related model with just 24-frets and dual humbuckers.

The MX5 was produced only in 1989.

Specifications

Specifications for MX5
Model name: MX5 / MX-5
Year(s) produced: 1989
Sold in: Europe
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Silky Blue (SB)
Body
Body type:
Chambered solid body
Body material:
Soft maple
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:
Pearloid oval
Frets:
29 / jumbo
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
H
Bridge pickup:
IBZ/USA F2 (H) or Ultrasonic Ref 6 (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 3-way toggle pickup selector
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