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The SF301 is an Artstar Solid Top series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in mid 2013. It was made in China.

The SF301 features a full-hollow body design with a solid spruce top with ƒ holes and cream multi-binding on flamed maple back and sides with a single Venetian cutaway mated to a set-in maple and walnut neck with a 20-fret ebony fingerboard with cream binding and pearl block position markers. Components include a floating Ibanez mini humbucking pickup with gold cover, an ART-W bridge with wooden saddle and base, a trapeze tailpiece, a bone nut, a bakelite pickguard w rosewood veneer on which the volume and tone controls are mounted, rosewood bell knobs, and Gotoh tuning machines.

The SF301 was discontinued after 2014.

Specifications

Specifications for SF301
Year(s) produced: 2013–2014
Sold in: Japan
Made in: China
Finish(es): Vintage Natural (VN)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 495mm / 19½"
  Width: 419mm / 16½"
  Depth: 108mm / 4¼" (80mm at tail)
Top:

  Material: Solid spruce
  Binding: Cream multi-ply

Back/sides:

  Material: Flamed maple

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
ART-W w/ wooden base (10.4mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
VT06S
Pickguard:
Rosewood veneer on bakelite
Knob style:
Rosewood bell
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
Artstar AF
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ cream binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl block
Frets:
20 / medium (Prestige edge treatment)
Nut:
Bone (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast w/ half-moon buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
H
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Mini Humbucker floating (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.011/.015/.022w/.030/.040/.050 (D'Addario ECG24 Chromes flatwound)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
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Control layout

Sources

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