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Ibanez Destroyer model DG-351

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Status: Known
Model: DG-351
Line: X-Series
Serial Number Format: presumed to be the same as that of the DG-350 but this is unverified
Machine Heads: Smooth Tuner Mini II
Neck Composition: 1-piece Maple
Neck Type: Bolt-on
Fingerboard Composition: Rosewood
Fret Count: 22
Scale (inches): 25.5"
Body Composition: Flame Maple top on Basswood
Binding (H / N / B): ? / ? / ?
Number of Pick-Ups: 2
Pick-Ups by Position (N / M / B): V-5 / x / V-5
Bridge: Sure Bet Tuning System (SBTS)[1]
Tail: Sure Bet Tuning System (SBTS)
Controls: (1) Master Volume
(1) Master Tone
(1) 3-way Toggle
Control Knobs: unknown
Hardware Color: Black
Finish(es): Amber (AM)
Black (BK)
Pearl Marine (PM)
Market: East[2]
Year of First Catalog Appearance: 1986
Catalog Appearances: 1986 Ibanez Profile Flex Appeal issue
Comments: this model appears to have replaced the DG-350 beginning in 1986. We're not certain whether the DG-351 is truly a separate model distinct from the DG-350 or simply a typographical error in a catalog. The DG-350 is listed in the 1986 Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses catalog and the 1986 Ibanez Profile April issue while the DG-351 is listed in the 1986 Ibanez Profile Flex Appeal issue.
Both models do not appear in the same catalog even though they both appear in different catalogs for the same year. The only substantive difference we can identify between these two models is the addition of the Back Stop spring system to the DG-351[1] so, perhaps, this is the reason for the new model designation.
Footnotes:
[1] the "Sure Bet Tuning System" (SBTS)TM was the marketing name for a bundling together of the Edge tremolo unit, the Top-Lok III locking nut, and the Back Stop spring system.
[2] the targeted Market values are assumptions based upon the geographic region or the language of the catalog(s) in which a given model appears. If a model appears in a Japanese language catalog, the Market is assumed to be East. If a model appears in an English language catalog, the Market is assumed to be West. Otherwise, geographic area such as North America or Asia determines the market designation of East or West.


 
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