|Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2001 - 7:29 am: |
I have a Lone Star series acoustic with the Machine heads all in a line on the head which is unusual on an acoustic. It also has a slimmer neck than your average guitar.I have been told that it was designed with electric guitarists in mind.Does anyone have any info on this model.
orval engling (Orval)
|Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2001 - 7:55 pm: |
"a slimmed down neck for a more comfortable feel,
particularly if your main instrument is an electric guitar" (an excerpt from the 1986 catalog. this series is one of the most overlooked in the vintage ibanez market, and probably one of the easiest playing acoustics
that i have ever played (and everyone thought
my vintage takamine had incredibly low action for
an acoustic guitar)
one of the best was the LE520DV, a hybrid ac/el
with piezo,humbucker, and looks to kill, way ahead of it's time.
|Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2001 - 2:22 pm: |
This is from the '84-'85 catalog:
Left to right are:LS300,LS300MS,LS300BK,LS305TV,LS370 and LS380.
All are dreadnoughts exept the 305,a cutaway.All have spruce tops,the 300 and 305 have mahogany back and sides but the 370 has maple and the 380 has birds eye maple.All have black and white binding.The 300 and 305 have mahogany necks and the 370 and 380 have maple.All have rosewood fingerboard except the 370 which is maple.All have a rosewood bridge with Tru-Tune saddle,ivory with black dot end pins and chrome covered machine heads.The 300 came in natural gloss,marine sunburst or black,the 305 in traditional violin and the 370 and 380 in natural gloss.
|Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2001 - 2:29 pm: |
Thanks for the pictures and info. The LS370 looks like the earlier NW40 (or the NW340) with this "slim" neck.
Does the catalog happen to say whether the spruce tops are laminates or solid spruce?
|Posted on Monday, December 01, 2003 - 11:41 am: |
Has anyone seen any of these for sale over the years or have production data on them? I came across an ad in the June '84 issue of Guitar Player and they're nice looking and different.
|Posted on Monday, December 01, 2003 - 12:59 pm: |
I've seen a couple on ebay over the last year or two.
Sorry, I have no more info on them.
|Posted on Monday, December 01, 2003 - 2:58 pm: |
the most outstanding feature of this line was their electric style neck, there's an acoustic
model for sale on my website-- www.mr-ibanez.com
|Posted on Monday, December 01, 2003 - 5:06 pm: |
Hi John - Thanks, yeah I haven't seen any on eBay recently.
Thanks, I'll take a peek.
|Posted on Monday, September 03, 2007 - 10:42 am: |
Here's a LE300:
|Posted on Monday, September 03, 2007 - 7:15 pm: |
She's a beauty, Fendouglas. Say, could you tell me all the serial number information and label text details, as well as any branded number on the wood inside the soundhole? We're keeping a list of this information to help figure out the serial numbering system. Thanks (if you're willing)!
|Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2007 - 3:42 am: |
These Serial #'s are already posted on the "Test your knowledge...." thread, but are:
Lonestar LE300 = 86090005T
Concord 693-12 = B770768 (with a red 'Z' stamped into the woodwork)
A guy in a music store recently expressed interest in both of these guitars - I don't want to sell either of them but would be interested in a ball-park guess as to their value - any advice will be appreciated
|Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2007 - 6:20 pm: |
Ah, thanks! Of course.
No idea for value on the Lonestar, but for the Concord, most seem to go for 200-400 dollars US on eBay.
|Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2007 - 9:13 pm: |
The Lonestar LE300 was 895 guilders new in 1988.
It had electronics on board
The Lonestar LS300 was 695 guilders new in 1988.
It had NO electronics on board.
The latter went up 50 guilders in 1989.
The difficulty with the Lonestar range is, that it was discontinued and we can't see the inflation correction we would have seen, when it would have stayed in production. (It's easier to follow the GB10 through the years).
Fact is that the Lonestars were not cheap back then and that applying the 2/3 of the 1988 list price rule wouldn't do any right to these guitars
It would mean the LE300 would be worth about 280 euros today. And that's ridiculously low for a MIJ solid top flattop guitar with electronics on board.
|Posted on Wednesday, September 05, 2007 - 2:22 am: |
Thanks for the info guys: Like I said, they're not for sale but it's nice to know
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