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The SB70 is a solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1982. It was made in Japan by FujiGen and was a spot model that never appeared in a catalog.

The SB70 is a unique hybrid of the Studio and the Blazer series. It has a Studio-style ash body bolted to a Blazer-style maple neck with a 21-fret maple fingerboard with pearloid dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 70 humbucking pickups with ceramic magnets and exposed cream bobbins mounted in cream pickup rings with individual volume and tone controls and a phase toggle, a brass fixed bridge and Super Tuner machine heads. The output is mounted on the face of the guitar.

It's essentially a cross between the ST70 and BL70 models.

The SB70 was discontinued after 1982.

Specifications

Specifications for SB70
Model name: SB70
Year(s) produced: 1982
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Walnut (WN) [?]
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Ash
Neck joint:
Bolt-on w/ metal plate
Bridge:
Brass I fixed
Knob style:
Sure Grip (gold)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Blazer
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Maple
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid dot
Frets:
21
Machine heads:
Smooth Tuner
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 70 (H) exposed cream bobbins
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 70 (H) exposed cream bobbins
Controls:
Master volume / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector / Phase toggle
Output jack:
¼" mono (face mounted)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
HH 3-way toggle.png
Pickup switching
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Controls layout
SB70 ad.jpg
"New Gear" section in Guitar Heroes magazine

Sources

  1. Image courtesy Johannes Fritz; used by permission
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