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The PL1770 is a Pro Line series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1986.

The PL1770 features an offset double cutaway alder body with rounded contours and edges bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with abalone dot position markers. Components include Ibanez pickups mounted on a color-matched pickguard with an IBZ triple-magnet humbucker at the bridge and Super 7F single coil pickups at the neck and middle positions and an Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut. In addition to the 5-way pickup selector lever, the PL1770 has a 5-button pickup preset system which allows the player to preset two separate pickup configurations and switch between them at the touch of a button.

The PL1770L is a left-handed version.

The PL1770 was discontinued after 1987 along with the rest of the Pro Line series.

Specifications

Specifications for PL1770
Year(s) produced: 1986–1987
Sold in: Japan / USA 1986 only
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Copper Metallic (CM) 1986, USA / Gold Pearl (GP) 1986, USA / Polar White (PW) Japan / Red (RD) Japan / Silver Pearl (SP) 1986, USA
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Alder
Neck joint:
Bolt-on traditional square heel
Bridge:
Edge tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Pickguard:
Color-matched
Knob style:
Tek Grip
Hardware color:
Black (white gold on GP and SP finishes)
Neck
Neck type:
Pro Line
Neck material:
1-piece maple w/ oil finished back
Fingerboard material:
Ebony
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone dot
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Smooth Tuner Mini II
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSS
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez IBZ (H) triple magnet
Middle pickup:
Ibanez Super 7F (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 7F (S)
Controls:
Master volume w/ push-pull Duo-Sound coil tap / master tone / 5-way lever / 5-button pickup preset system
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
1986 PL1770 CM
Copper Metallic
1986 PL1770 GP
Gold Pearl
1986 PL1770 PW
Polar White
1986 PL1770 RD
Red
Silver Pearl
Preset switching system
Preset switching system controls
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