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1985 XV500 BE
XV500 Blue Halfburst (more images) Red copyright sprite

The XV500 is an X series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1984. It has a unique, swoopy, pointy, exaggerated X-shaped body.

The XV500 features a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez V5 humbucking pickups, a Pro Rock'r double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut, knurled metal Tek Grip volume knob and Smooth Tuner II machine heads.

The XV500 was offered only in 1985.

Specifications

Specifications for XV500
Year(s) produced: 1985
Sold in: USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Blue Halfburst (BE) / Violet Halfburst (VT)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Bolt-on
Bridge:
Pro Rock'r tremolo
Knob style:
Tek Grip
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
XV
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid dot
Frets:
22
Nut:
Top Lok
Machine heads:
Smooth Tuner Mini II
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V5 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V5 (H)
Controls:
Master volume / 3-way toggle

Images

1985 XV500 VT
XV500 Violet Halfburst Red copyright sprite

Sources

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