IBANEZ EX1700

  • Ibanez EX1700 electric guitar
    Ibanez EX1700

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1992 to 1993

IBANEZ made the EX1700 between 1992 and 1993. It was a bound-bodied no-pickguard version of the EX1500. Finishes were cherry sunburst or transparent turquoise - so you could see some of the figure of the light American maple body. The EX1700 has a 22-fret maple fingerboard with dot position markers. The pickups were  Ibanez Powersound humbuckers in the bridge and neck positions with a single coil in the middle. The bridge was a synchronized tremolo. Also available was a EX1700F version with a chambered body and F-hole. The EX170 was a more affordable version model without the body binding and with chrome hardware.

Specifications (21)

Controls

Pickup selector controls5-way selector switch
Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control

Electronics

Pickups brand and modelIbanez Powersound pickup(s)
Pickups configuration1 single coil and 2 humbucker pickups

General

Finish colorsblue finish, red finish
Finish effectssunburst finish, transparent finish
Made inKorea
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length25.5 inches scale-length

Body

Body materialmaple body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Pickguard shapeno pickguard

Hardware

BridgeIbanez Full Action II bridge
Hardware colorgold hardware

Fretboard

Fingerboard materialmaple fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers

Neck

Neck jointbolt on neck
Neck materialmaple neck
Number of frets22 fret
Tuner layoutsix-in-a-row tuners

Prices (4)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
2012$107excellent
1993$500newTed
2017$200worn
2017$300excellent

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4 Comments

EX1700 with F Hole Semi Hollow

From what I was told and read, the EX1700 I have was never a guitar put into production, the EX stands for experimental from what I was told so I assume my EX 1700 is a guitar that is far and few, I have never seen another one in person and I have only been able to find one picture of it and that was only after I had my guitar Guru do the research and finally found one picture and what little info I have on this guitar

ex1700

hello, i have a ex1700 ibanez i bought new in 1993.paid like 500.00 for it then.still has the plastic protectors on the back of it.i think it still looks good and plays very well.if like i can send u a pic.

EX 1700 with F Hole

I think I have one. I bought a guitar yeasterday at a pawn shop. Sat ex1700 on back of headstock. It is black with ivory trim and gold hardware and one factory F hole. I can not find info on this guitar anywhere.

EX1700F

The EX1700F is an EX series solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez in 1993. It was a spot model which was made in Korea. "Spot model" is a term used by Ibanez to describe an instrument model which is produced in quantities too small to be included in a catalog.[ If a spot model does well in the market it may sometimes show up in a future catalog. The term is also sometimes used to describe models which Ibanez produces for exclusive sale by a particular retailer. These models are also typically excluded from Ibanez catalogs This EX1700F a chambered light American maple body with cream binding and an f-hole cutout above the bridge bolted to a maple neck with a traditional neck joint with a metal plate. It has a 22-fret maple fingerboard with dot position markers. The pickups are Ibanez Powersound humbuckers in the bridge and neck positions flanking a single coil. Other components include a synchronized tremolo bridge. The EX1700 was a version of this guitar that had a solid body. This EX1700F was produced only in 1993.