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1987 PL1990 NW
PL1990 Natural Wood (more images) Red copyright sprite

The PL1990 is a Pro Line series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1986.

The PL1990 features an offset double cutaway mahogany body with rounded contours and edges and either a flamed natural wood top and back (NW model) or a walnut top and back (WN model). The body is bolted to a flamed maple neck with a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with sharktooth position markers. Components include Ibanez pickups with an IBZ triple-magnet humbucker at the bridge and Super 7FT single coil pickups at the neck and middle positions and an Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut.

For 1987 the PL1990 got the Back Stop tremolo stop.

The PL1880 is a similar model with dot fretboard inlays.

The PL1990 was discontinued after 1987 along with the rest of the Pro Line series.

Specifications

Specifications for PL1990
Model name: PL1990
Year(s) produced: 1986–1987
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): NW (flamed natural wood top & back) / WN (walnut top & back)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ exotic top & back (see finishes)
Neck joint:
Bolt-on traditional square heel
Bridge:
1986: Edge tremolo
1987: Edge tremolo w/ Back Stop
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Pro Line
Neck material:
1-piece flamed maple w/ oil finished back
Fingerboard material:
Ebony
Fingerboard inlays:
Sharktooth
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Smooth Tuner Mini II
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSS
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez IBZ (H) triple magnet
Middle pickup:
Ibanez Super 7FT (S)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 7FT (S)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone w/ push-pull Duo-Sound coil tap / On/off mini-toggle for each pickup

Images

1986 PL1990 WN
PL1990 Walnut Red copyright sprite

Sources

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