Ibanez Destroyer Model: DT-420 (first incarnation)
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1992 DT-420 CS (first incarnation)

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Status: Known
Model: DT-420 (first incarnation)
Line: DT Series[1]
Serial Number Format: fmypppp[2]
Machine Heads: Gotoh
Neck Composition: unknown
Neck Type: Bolt-on
Fingerboard Composition: Rosewood
Fret Count: 22
Scale (inches): unknown
Body Composition: unknown
Binding (H / N / B): N / Y / Y
Number of Pick-Ups: 2
Pick-Ups by Position (N / M / B): Vintage1 / x / Vintage2 (V1 and V2, not V-1 and V-2)
Bridge: Edge with Top-Lok III
Tail: Edge with Top-Lok III
Controls: (2) Volume
(1) Master Tone
(1) 3-way Toggle
Control Knobs: unknown
Hardware Color: Black
Finish(es): Black (BK)
Cherry Sunburst (CS)
Market: Germany[3]
Year of First Catalog Appearance: none
Catalog Appearances: none
Comments: none
[1] beginning in the 1990s with the release of this model and continuing today, it has become somewhat difficult to determine exactly to which line a given Destroyer model belongs: DT Series, EX Series, new X-Series, DTX Series, DTT Series, or Destroyer series. We have seen multiple sources containing seemingly contradictory information so, throughout this site, we are making the assumption that the DT Series is the parent series for all Destroyers manufactured since 1990 and that all other notations are sub, or child, series.
[2] the Serial Number Format for this model is fmypppp where:

f = factory of manufacture
m = month of manufacture (e.g.: 1 = Jan, 2 = Feb, ... , 9 = Sept, X = Oct, Y = Nov, Z = Dec)
y = last digit of the year of manufacture (e.g.: 2 = 1992)
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.
[3] we have been informed by an authoritative source that this model was a limited run of only 78 made exclusively for the German market.