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Ibanez Destroyer model DTX-120

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2000 DTX-120 BK

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2003 DTX-120B JBF

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200x DTX-120 CS


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Status: Known
Model: DTX-120
Line: DT Series[1]
Serial Number Format: fmypppp[2]
Machine Heads: L*6
Neck Composition: unknown
Neck Type: Bolt-on
Fingerboard Composition: Rosewood
Fret Count: 22
Scale (inches): unknown
Body Composition: Basswood (DTX-120, DTX-120B[3])
Flame Maple top on Basswood (DTX-120FM[3] only)
Binding (H / N / B): ? / ? / ?
Number of Pick-Ups: 2
Pick-Ups by Position (N / M / B): Axis Humbucker 3-1 / x / Axis Humbucker 4-1 (AH3-1 and AH4-1)
Bridge: Full Tune II (Tune-O-Matic)[4]
Tail: Standard
Controls: (1) Master Volume
(1) Master Tone
(1) 3-way Toggle
Control Knobs: Metal snap-on
Hardware Color: Black (DTX-120B[3])
Chrome (DTX-120, DTX-120FM[3])
Finish(es): Black (BK, Jul 2000 - Oct 2004, DTX-120)
Black, Flat (BKF, May 2002 - Oct 2004, DTX-120B)[3]
Candy Apple (CA, Jul 2000 - Oct 2004, DTX-120)
Cherry Sunburst (CS, Sept 2000 - Oct 2004, DTX-120FM)[3]
Jewel Blue, Flat (JBF, May 2002 - Oct 2004, DTX-120B)[3][5]
Market: West[6]
Year of First Catalog Appearance: 2001[7]
Catalog Appearances: 2001 Ibanez Electric Guitar Catalog for USA
2002 Ibanez Electric Guitar Catalog for USA
2003 Ibanez Electric Guitar Catalog for USA
Comments: this model is commonly referred to as the "Millenium Destroyer".
Footnotes:
[1] beginning in the 1990s with the release of the first DT-420 and continuing today, it has become somewhat difficult to determine exactly to which line a given Destroyer model belongs: DT Series, EX Series, new X-Series, DTX Series, or DTT Series. We have seen multiple sources containing seemingly contradictory information so, throughout this site, we are making the assumption that the DT Series is the parent series for all Destroyers manufactured since 1990 and that all other notations are sub, or child, series.
[2] the Serial Number Format for this model is fmypppp where:

f = factory of manufacture
m = month of manufacture (e.g.: 1 = Jan, 2 = Feb, ... , 9 = Sept, X = Oct, Y = Nov, Z = Dec)
y = last digit of the year of manufacture (e.g.: 1 = 2001)
pppp = the sequential production number for this individual guitar out of all Ibanez electric guitars manufactured during the specified month/year at a given factory

Note: pppp is not the total number of guitars manufactured of this model.
[3] Germany and the United Kingdom only.
[4] the 2001-2003 printed catalogs all state the bridge is a "Full Tune II" yet the Hoshino Gakki online parts catalog states the bridge is a "Tune-O-Matic".
[5] depending upon the lighting, the Jewel Blue Flat (JBF) finish may appear anywhere from a midnight blue to a purple color.
[6] 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.
[7] even though it did not appear in catalogs until 2001, this model was first released in 2000. Ergo, the "Millenium Destroyer" moniker.


 
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