|Posted on Tuesday, August 02, 2005 - 12:38 pm: |
For a while now, I've been trying to find some facts on my old Ibanez. The neck has been broken for many...many years (that's why I got it!!!) and I've finally dragged it down from the addict and given it to the guitar builder... and he loved it!
It is very heavy, sunburst and with the low-impedence pick-ups, so I guess its the 2399 DX before serial numbers.
Does anyone know about this guitar? Do you have one and do you play it? How is the sound? Do you have any close up pics of yours? And is it worth fixing for playing???
I'll appreciate any information on this instrument.
Greetings Ben (Cph-DK)
|Posted on Tuesday, August 02, 2005 - 1:17 pm: |
Yep, I'm also the lucky and proud owner of a 2399 DX.
I think it's a great guitar; good craftsmanship and a great neck to play.
Some details: the 2399 DX appeared in the 1973 catalogue in it's original style with the low-impedance pickups. Around 1976 it became a "face lift"; the headstock changed due to a quarrel with Gibson. To avoid problems the Ibanez' headstocks lost the "open book" shape and funny enough became almost exactly shaped as the Guild headstocks. Along with that the "torch" inlay on the headstock changed and the pickups were replaced by ordinary humbuckers. But that was very faithful to the original, because Gibson also abandoned the oblong pickups and put hums in.
Here you see some pictures of my 2399 DX, which is in fully original and good condition, it just has a chip off the lacquer at the lower bout (near the jack input), obvious due to a "fell-off-the-strap" accident.
Enjoy your guitar, that means: it's sure worth to have it fixed!
|Posted on Tuesday, August 02, 2005 - 11:05 pm: |
Nice guitar Harry!
|Posted on Wednesday, August 03, 2005 - 9:26 am: |
Thank you Harry
Great pics...definitely similar to mine!
It's a beutiful guitar and in great condition to (yours I mean). Do you have any idea of the value on such guitar? ...is it very rare?
|Posted on Wednesday, August 03, 2005 - 11:24 am: |
Yeah, you don't see them often, and especially not in original condition. Last week I got a mail from somebody who has one, but the pickups were exchanged. Lucky enough he still had the originals and made no extra routings in the body, so I adviced him to restore the guitar.
In fact, even on the board here there are very few contributors who own one or know somebody who has one. The value? You'd be suprised what happened if you'd offer your 2399 DX on Ebay...I think that biddings might run up to about 600/700 US dollars, maybe even more if you think of the fact that bolt-on necks Les Paul copies already sell for 600 dollar or more... It's very "wanted" among collectors!
Enjoy your guitar!
|Posted on Thursday, March 02, 2006 - 11:45 pm: |
yes a great guitar ...im going to post mine once i been out geting it
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