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The MX2 is a solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1987. It was the initial model in the Maxxas series. It was also variously referred to as the MX-2, the MX2H and the MX2-2H.

The Maxxas has a smooth, thin-edged, sculpted offset double-cutaway body of Honduras mahogany bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include dual IBZ/USA humbucking pickups and a chrome Edge double locking tremolo bridge with the Power Play Backstop system, locking nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

The MX2 is the only Maxxas built with a solid body (the rest featured a semi-hollow construction) and a double locking tremolo. It was discontinued after just one year in production, making way for the semi-hollow Maxxas models which were introduced in 1988.

Specifications Edit

Specifications for MX2
Name: MX2/ MX-2/ MX2-2H
Years: 1987
Areas: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finishes: BP (Black Pearl) / FB (Fountain Blue) / RR (Ruby Red)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Honduras mahogany
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge tremolo w/ Backstop
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Maxxas
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh
Electronics
PU Config:
HH
Bridge PU:
IBZ/USA F2
Neck PU:
IBZ/USA F1
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 3-way lever

Images Edit

Gallery
1987 Maxxas MX2 BP
Black Pearl
1987 Maxxas MX2 RR
Ruby Red
1987 Maxxas MX2 closeup
MX2 edge view
1987 Maxxas finishes
Finish options

Sources Edit

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