Look at the top of the next column: S-400A. Can’t speak about the binding, but the unbound one in your pic looks decidedly custom/altered/modified that it could be something else. The ash ones in both pics have the same config.LOL - Gruhn is wrong again. I've seen two and both are Ash. They're not laminated, either. One's got six knobs and the other is bound.
Actually I can't say for sure they're not laminated, but I can't see why they would be.
If it would be a prototype with LL serial number, that would explain it.More shots of the S-400A variant. Quite a lot going on in the active EQ set up.
I can't say for sure, but I'd guess they were too late in the line. The S400 as described with the active EQ shows up in the 1980 price guides, remain in March 1981, but are gone by September 1981. There's a hole in my price-list collection right about there, but that's when the "new body shape" guitars were on their way out in favor of the S275-types, and as evidenced by the X79 and X82s coming into being, the pointy guitar revolution had begun.Had no idea a bound version of the S300 existed. Guess they didn’t sell well?
The tailpiece seems to be the same concept as the “Quik Change” bridge off of my old Ibanez Studio. Really good for changing strings in record time!