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/USAhumbucking pickups, an HQsynchronized 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 for MX3
Model name: MX3/ MX-3
Year(s) produced: 1988–1989
Sold in: Europe / Japan / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): BH (Black Hole/ Black Hall) / CR (Cranberry Red) / FB (Fountain Blue) / MA (Magma)