Axstar by Ibanez
Looking for a very rare Axstar?
Recognize that shape? It belongs exclusively to a small, yet diverse, run of guitars produced during the mid-eighties under the logo "Axstar by Ibanez".
Axstar owners have been very generous with information and tips. This website is a reflection of what I am learning from a community of fans, owners and collectors. If you have (or want) additional information, please e-mail me. I might have heard something that didn't make it to the site yet, or maybe know someone else to ask. (contact info)
*If you own an Axstar*, please send me a quick e-mail that includes the serial number and model/color so I can add yours to the database. Thanks!
There's a Rare Axstar Steinberger-licensed bass
(AXB-1000) on eBay. Looks to be in good condition, too! (November 19, 2007)
: There's a 5-string bass
on eBay right now, a 1986 model with the active pickups. [There's also a Cimar
guitar which claims to be from the same factory as the Axstars...don't know much about those.] (November 19, 2007)
: I'm still here. I've got some pictures, and would love to hear more about the Stratocaster and Crusher guitars. I've also got a new instruction sheet for the headless instruments thanks to "dirtcruzer"! (August 17, 2007)
Thank you Jerry of the Ibanez Register
for the color 1986 catalog. I've replaced the photocopies Scott generously sent with the more complete color version.
Any original wiring diagrams? I've posted an '86 one found on ICW, and could draw up some from my two models if anybody needs it.
Does anyone have more information about the 1984 Axstars? I've seen a couple now.
Likewise for the Tele Axstars. Thanks to Roland for convincing me of their existence. Did these make it into a catalog?