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1998 BL440 AS
BL440 Amber Stain (more images) Red copyright sprite

The BL440 is a Blazer series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1997. The Blazer series is a line of guitars with styling similar to the Fender Stratocaster.

The BL440 features an ash body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret maple fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include an Ibanez humbucking pickup in the bridge position and two Ibanez single coil pickups in the middle and neck positions along with a non-locking synchronized tremolo bridge.

The BL240 is a similar model with an ash body.

The BL440 was discontinued after 1998 along with the entire Blazer series.

Specifications

Specifications for BL440
Name: BL440
Years: 1997–1998
Areas: Europe / Asia & South America
Made in: Korea
Finishes: AS (Amber Stain) / DBS (Dark Blue Stain) / TV (Traditional Violin)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Ash
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
TZ30 tremolo
Hardware color:
Gold
Pickguard:
3-ply: white/black/white
Neck
Neck type:
Blazer
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Fingerboard:
Maple
Inlays:
Black dot
Frets:
22 / small
Electronics
PU Config:
HSS
Bridge PU:
Ibanez V6F (H)
Mid PU:
Ibanez RTS (S)
Neck PU:
Ibanez RTS (S)
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever

Images

Other available finishes
1998 BL440 DBS
Dark Blue Stain
1998 BL440 TV
Traditional Violin

Sources

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