Ibanez Destroyer Model: DT-300
Guitar Image
1980 DT-300 FR

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Status: Known
Model: DT-300
Line: Destroyer II
Serial Number Format: myypppp[1]
Machine Heads: Smooth Tuner II
Neck Composition: unknown
Neck Type: Set
Fingerboard Composition: Rosewood
Fret Count: 22
Scale (inches): 24.75"
Body Composition: unknown
Binding (H / N / B): N / N / N
Number of Pick-Ups: 2
Pick-Ups by Position (N / M / B): Super-58 / x / V-2
Bridge: Gibraltar
Tail: Quick Change
Controls: (2) Volume
(1) Master Tone
(1) 3-way Toggle
Control Knobs: Sure Grip
Hardware Color: Gold
Finish(es): Fire Red (FR)
Market: East[2]
Year of First Catalog Appearance: 1982
Catalog Appearances: 1982 Ibanez Easy To Burn
Comments: this model is, essentially, the set neck version of the 1980 DT-50.

The DT-300 pictured at the top of this page was manufactured in 1980 but the earliest catalog appearance we could find for this model was from 1982.
[1] the Serial Number Format for this model is myypppp where:

m = month of manufacture (e.g.: A = Jan, B = Feb, ... , K = Nov, L = Dec)
yy = last two digits of the year of manufacture (e.g.: 80 = 1980)
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.
[2] 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.