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The SJ500 is an Artcore Solid Top series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2010. It was made in China. For 2013 it was moved to the Artstar Solid Top series.

The SJ500 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 no position markers. Components include a single, floating Ibanez Super 58 humbucking pickup at the neck with gold cover, an ART-W bridge with wooden saddle and base, a tailpiece with wooden cover, a bone nut, a bakelite pickguard with rosewood veneer, rosewood knobs, and Ibanez tuning machines with ebony half moon buttons.

The SS500 is a similar model with a slightly smaller body and a less rounded cutaway.

The SJ500 was discontinued in 2014. It was replaced with the SJ300.

Specifications

Specifications for SJ500
Year(s) produced: 2010–2014
Sold in: Japan
Made in: China
Finish(es): Violin Sunburst (VLS)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 518mm / 20.4"
  Width: 419mm / 16½"
  Depth: 110mm / 4⅓" (80mm at tail)
Top:

  Material: Solid spruce
  Binding: Cream/black multi-ply

Back/sides:

  Material: Flamed maple

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
ART-W w/ wooden saddle & base (10.4mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
VT04 w/ wood cover
Pickguard:
Rosewood veneer on bakelite
Knob style:
Rosewood bell
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
Artcore SJ
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ cream binding
Fingerboard inlays:
None
Frets:
20 / medium
Nut:
Bone (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast w/ ebony half moon buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H)
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.011/.015/.022w/.030/.040/.050 flatwound
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3
Control layout

Sources

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