IBANEZ GHOSTRIDER SERIES

Ibanez produced the Ghostriders between 1994-1996. In the 1994 Ibanez catalogue describes the series of 2 guitars like this:

"With its set-in neck and humbucking pickups, the Ghostrider is a descendent of the famous Ibanez Artist models of the late 1970s. The Ghostrider features a smaller, redesigned body and is made of alder (rather than mahogany) for lighter weight and comfort. The Ghostrider's neck also has the same width and 24.75 inch scale length as the Artist but its depth is slightly shallower.
The GR320 features a flat top with front and back body contours. The dynamic Infinity rear pickup is directly mounted to the bridge. This, combined with the set-in neck and alder body, offers a fat, round, robust tone with plenty of sustain.
The GR520's carved maple top ads extra brilliance to both its tone and appearance. A conventional adjustable bridge/tailpiece provides variable string tension. The GR520's impressive good looks are further augmented by beautiful block inlays and stunning sunburst finishes.
What category of player was the Ghostrider designed for? The no category player who wants humbuckers, a set-in neck and a fat chunky sound. With independent minded players like Shawn Lane, Alex Skolnick and Ministry's Al Jourgensen and Mike Scaccia amongst its enthusiastic users, a more diverse group be hard to imagine."

Ibanez Ghostrider guitars

IBANEZ GR320

Production of the GR320 began in 1994 and ended in 1996. The Ghostrider 320 had a double cutaway alder body with binding and a 22 fret mahogany neck with a bound rosewood fingerboard and pearl dot inlays. The bridge was fixed bridge with strings through to the back of the guitar. The headstock had 3 a side tuners. Hardware was black with 2 Ibanez humbucker pickups (3-position selector: front, back and both), volume and tone controls. It came in black or dark red colors.

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IBANEZ GR520

Production of the Ibanez GR520 began in 1994 and ended in 1996. The Ibanez Ghostrider 520 is similar to the Ibanez GR-320 but has more expensive materials and hardware. It has a multiple bound alder body and maple top, 22 fret bound rosewood fingerboard with abalone/pearl split block inlays. Bridge is tune-o-matic style, with a stop tailpiece. The headstock has 3 a side tuners with pearloid buttons. Hardware is gold. Pickups and controls are the same as the Ibanez GR-320. It came in either orange or vintage sunburst, to show off the maple top.

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Specifications:

ModelImageFinish colorsFinish effectsNumber of strings
IBANEZ GR320
1994 to 1996
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IBANEZ GR520
1994 to 1996
orange finishsunburst finish6 strings
ModelBody materialBody shape featuresBody top material
IBANEZ GR320
1994 to 1996
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IBANEZ GR520
1994 to 1996
alder bodycarved topmaple body top
ModelBridgeHardware colorTailpiece
IBANEZ GR320
1994 to 1996
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IBANEZ GR520
1994 to 1996
tune-o-matic bridgegold hardwarestop tailpiece
ModelFingerboard material
IBANEZ GR320
1994 to 1996
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IBANEZ GR520
1994 to 1996
rosewood fingerboard
ModelNeck materialNumber of fretsPeghead (headstock)Tuner layout
IBANEZ GR320
1994 to 1996
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IBANEZ GR520
1994 to 1996
mahogany neck22 fretbound headstockthree-each-side