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Portal: Destroyer series
Code: GDTM / DG / DT / DTX
Period: 1975–1978, 1981–1987, 1995–1996, 2000–2005, 2009–2011, 2013–2016
Total models: 35
Related: X series / Iceman / Arondite / Rocket Roll
Signature models: Phil Collen (DG555/ DT555)
More about the Destroyer series


The Destroyer series is a line of solid body electric guitars manufactured for Hoshino Gakki and sold under the Ibanez brand. The Destroyer style debuted in 1975 with the model 2459, which was a copy of the Gibson Explorer.

Ibanez called it's copy the "Destroyer" and used provocative taglines like "Explore the Destroyer" to evoke it's Gibson inspiration. The initial copies were discontinued in early 1978 when Gibson sued over trademark infringement, a lawsuit that was eventually settled.

The series was revived as the Destroyer II series which was introduced for 1981. The shape of these models were altered slightly to keep the lawyers at bay.

The Destroyer models are also considered to be part of the Ibanez X series. Ibanez introduced the X series as a collection of 'extreme' shaped guitars in 1983. (more...)

Destroyer models

Standard Destroyer models 
1976 2459 NT.jpg
2459 (1975–1978)
1986 DG350 AM.png
DG350 (1986)
1987 DG351 PM.png
DG351 (1987)
1986 DG555 BK.png
DG555 (1986–1987)
2013 DT1GFM CRS.jpg
DT1GFM (2013)
2013 DT2G CA.jpg
DT2G (2013)
1981 DT50 FR.jpg
DT50 (1981–1982)
1983 DT100 MB.jpg
DT100 (1983)
1983 DT150 FR.jpg
DT150 (1983–1984)
1983 DT200 FR.jpg
DT200 (1983–1984)
2004 DT200 VA.jpg
DT200 (2004–2005)
1984 DT250 TR.png
DT250 (1984–1985)
1982 DT300 FR 2.jpg
DT300 (1981–1982)
1985 DT330 FR.png
DT330 (1985)
1984 DT350 FR.png
DT350 (1984–1985)
1985 DT355 BK.png
DT355 (1984–1985)
1984 DT380 SB.png
DT380 (1984–1985)
1981 DT400 CS.jpg
DT400 (1981–1982)
1996 DT400 CA.png
DT400 (1995–1996)
2002 DT420 CA.jpg
DT420 (2002)
DT420 TCR.png
DT420 (2014–2016)
2015 DT425GB CA 4L 01.jpg
DT425 (2015)
2015 DT425FMGB CRS 4L 01.jpg
DT425FM (2015)
2015 DT425MHGB AM 4L 01.jpg
DT425MH (2015)
1984 DT450 CS.png
DT450 (1984–1985)
1983 DT500 CS.jpg
DT500 (1983–1984)
DT520 BK.png
DT520 (2013–2016)
DT520FM CRS.png
DT520FM (2013–2016)
1985 DT555 BK.png
DT555 (1983–1985)
DTT700 MGS.jpg
DTT700 (2009–2011)
1985 DT4550 BK-SP.jpg
DT4550 (1985)
Mini Destroyer (DTX) model 
2001 DTX120 CA.jpg
DTX120 (2000–2003)
miKro model (Go to page)
GDTM21 CA.jpg
GDTM21 (2011)


Destroyer models by year




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