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The MX3 is a Maxxas series semi-hollow body guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1988. It is also known as the MX-3.

It was the second model in the Maxxas series, following the solid body MX2.

The MX3 features a semi-hollow, thin-edged, sculpted mahogany body bolted to a color-matched painted maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include dual DiMarzio-made IBZ/USA humbucking pickups, an HQ synchronized tremolo bridge and Gotoh locking tuning machines.

The Black Hole (which was rendered as "Black Hall" in some materials) finish featured a burst effect with green on the edges fading to black near the center of the body. The Magma finish was another burst with red edges fading to a dark center.

The MX4 and MX5 were released concurrently with the MX3. Both featured a single humbucking pickup.

The MX3 lasted only until 1989, before being discontinued along with the entire Maxxas line.

Specifications

Specifications for MX3
Name: MX3/ MX-3
Years: 1988–1989
Areas: Europe / Japan / USA
Made in: Japan
Finishes: BH (Black Hole/ Black Hall) / CR (Cranberry Red) / FB (Fountain Blue) / MA (Magma)
Body
Body type:
Semi-hollow
Body material:
Honduras mahogany
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
HQ tremolo
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Maxxas
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Electronics
PU Config:
HH
Bridge PU:
IBZ/USA F2 (H)
Neck PU:
IBZ/USA F1 (H)
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 3-way toggle

Images

Other available finishes
MX3 BH
Black Hole (a.k.a. Black Hall)
1988 Maxxas MX3 CR
Cranberry Red
1988 Maxxas MX3 FB
Fountain Blue

Sources

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