Ibanez Destroyer

The Destroyer is an Ibanez brand electric guitar model (originally) manufactured at the FujiGen-Gakki musical instrument factory for the Hoshino-Gakki Company. The Destroyer model was first introduced by Hoshino-Gakki in 1975 and was based on the Gibson Musical Instruments' Explorer design. The Destroyer has since undergone several design and line changes and has been available in both 6-string and bass versions.

1975 pre-serial number Model 2459 (Korina Destroyer)
1975 pre-serial number Model 2459 (Korina Destroyer)

The star-shape variant was one of the first eccentrically-shaped guitars at the time with a floating tremolo system, making it a popular choice for the heavy metal and shred musicians of the 1980s.

TimelineEdit

This is a timeline of the first appearance of each verifiable model in an Ibanez catalog.

1976
Model #2459,[1] Model #2459B[2]
1980
DT-50,[3] DT-400[3] (first incarnation)
1982
DT-300[4]
1983
DT-100,[5] DT-150,[6][7] DT-200[8] (first incarnation), DT-500,[7] DT-600[7]
1984
DT-250,[9] DT-350,[9] DT-355,[10] DT-450,[10] DT-555,[11] DT-670,[10] DT-870,[10] DB-700[9]
1985
DT-330,[12] DT-380[13]
1986
DG-350,[14] DG-351,[15] DG-555,[16] DT-4550,[17] DT-6750,[17] DB-800[14]
1996
DT-400[18] (second incarnation)
2001
DTX-120[19]
2004
DT-200[20] (second incarnation)
2009
DTT-700[21]

Models appearing in catalogsEdit

6-String modelsEdit

6-String
Models
Line Pickup Type by
Position (N / M / B)
Note
2459[1] N/A Super-70 / x / Super-70
DG-350[14] X-Series V-5 / x / V-5 Star shaped
DG-351[15] X-Series V-5 / x / V-5 Star shaped
DG-555[16] Destroyer-II V-2 / V-2 / V-2
DT-50[3][22][23][24] Destroyer-II Super-70 / x / V-2
DT-100[25] Destroyer-II x / x / V-2
DT-150[26][7] X-Series x / x / V-2
DT-200[8] Destroyer-II unknown / x / V-2 First incarnation
DT-200[20] PowerSound1 / x / PowerSound2

Infinity3 / x / Infinity4

Second incarnation
DT-250[9][27] X-Series V-5 / x / V-5 Star shaped
DT-300[4] Destroyer-II
DT-330[12] Destroyer-II V-5 / x / V-5
DT-350[9][27] X-Series V-5 / x / V-5 Star shaped
DT-355[10] Destroyer-II V-5 / x / V-5 Star shaped
DT-380[13] X-Series V-5 / x / V-5
DT-400[3][4][22][23][24] Destroyer-II Super-58 / x / V-2

Super-70 / x / V-2

First incarnation
DT-400[18] Quantum1 / x / Quantum2 Second incarnation
DT-450[10] Destroyer-II V-5 / x / V-5
DT-4550[17] Destroyer-II V-5 / x / V-5 Ibanez Art Graphic Series

Fire Engine or Spider graphic

DT-500[7] X-Series Super-58 / x / V-2
DT-555[11][28] Destroyer-II V-2 / V-2 / V-2
DTT-700[21] DiMarzio D Activator X / x / DiMarzio D Activator X
DTX-120[19][29][30] Axis Humbucker 3-1 / x / Axis Humbucker 4-1

Bass modelsEdit

Bass
Models
Line Pickup Type by
Position (N / M / B)
Note
2459B[2] N/A unknown / x / unknown
DB-700[9][27] X-Series x / Super-J6 / Super-J5S Star shaped
DB-800[14] X-Series x / LO-B / LO-BS Active 2 band EQ System

Star shaped

DT-600[26][7] X-Series x / Super-P4 / x
DT-670[10] Destroyer-II x / Super-J6 / Super-J6
DT-6750[17] Destroyer-II x / Super-J6 / Super-J6 Ibanez Art Graphic Series

Fire Engine graphic

DT-870[10] Destroyer-II Super-P5S / Super-J5S / Super-J6

Notable Ibanez Destroyer playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

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