Someone recently sent me photos of their DT-355 to post to the site.
Since we lacked any images of this rare guitar, I was more than happy to receive them.
I did a quick skim over the images, picked one, did a little clean up, and began posting the photo to the site.
Halfway though the process of updating the site I realized this was a DG-350, not a DT-355.
"OK, so what?", you might say.
Take a look at the neck butt and neck pocket:
They are clearly stamped "DT-355".
Granted it was very early on a Saturday morning when I was doing this and, I'll admit, I probably wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer so that's my excuse for not picking up on this sooner.
This guitar belongs to the X-Series line as shown on the headstock. The X-Series models were created for the western market. After a little digging, I found it to be a DG-350AM and later learned that the DG-350 was also available to the Japanese market even though it was part of the X-Series lineup.
The "real" DT-355 belonged to the Destroyer-II line and was for the domestic Japanese market.
I am assuming at this point that the DG-350 and the DT-355 share the same neck and body with different hardware for each of the markets.
I knew previously that the designation "DT-420" had been used for two completely different Destroyer models: one from 1992/93 and one from 2002/03.
I had always heard that the second incarnation of the DT-420 was a reissue of the DT-400. Personally, I could never see it. Then I found out why. The DT-400 designation was reused in 1996 on a Japanese market Destroyer. The specs were identical to the second DT-420.
So, the second incarnation of the DT-420 (2002) is a reissue of the second incarnation of the DT-400 (1996).
I also recently discovered that the "DT-200" model designation was also recycled. The second usage, which I knew about, is from 2004. The first usage was in 1983 on a Japanese domestic model.
I was plowing through the Japanese catalogs that Ibanez posted online and found a couple of Destroyers that belonged to the Ibanez Art Graphic Series.
Thought I'd share: