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The ST100 is a Studio series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1978. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

The ST100 features a double-cutaway body composed of a maple center block and mahogany outer blocks with thin strips of walnut between them. This body is mated to a set-in laminated maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez V2 humbucking pickups with exposed cream bobbins mounted in cream pickup rings with individual volume and tone controls, a Tune-o-matic style Gibraltar fixed bridge with Quik Change tailpiece and VelveTune II machine heads. The output is mounted on the face of the guitar.

The ST105 is a similar model with individual volume and tone controls for the pickups. The ST50 is a related model with with a laminated mahogany body. The ST200 is a related model with an active EQ-2 tone system and a sustain block under the bridge.

The ST100 was discontinued after 1979.

Specifications

Specifications for ST100
Model name: ST100
Year(s) produced: 1978–1979
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Amber (AM) / Brown Sunburst (BS)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany / Walnut / Maple
Body dimensions:
  Length: 18" / 457mm
  Width: 13¼" / 337mm
Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Gibraltar
Tailpiece:
Quik Change
Knob style:
Sure Grip (gold)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Studio
Neck material:
3-piece rock maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid dot
Frets:
24
Nut:
Bone (1 ²³⁄₃₂" / 43.7mm)
Machine heads:
VelveTune II
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V2 (H) exposed cream bobbins
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V2 (H) exposed cream bobbins
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 3-way toggle pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" mono (top mounted)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
1979 ST100 BS.jpg
Brown Sunburst
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Pickup switching
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Control layout
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US print advertisement
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US print advertisement

Sources

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