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Username: Dave_g

Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 07, 2007 - 11:04 pm:   

This is being offered by a fellow collector. I have never seen this model before nor can I find it in the old cats. Looks like they might have been using up old L6S parts (varitone, Bill Laurence PUPs etc) . I don't understand tha placement of the pickup selector (very un-ibanez like)...could it be a frankenstein git with a Ibanez neck ?

Username: Harry

Registered: 03-2001
Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 1:50 am:   

Hi Dave

No, itīs a genuine Ibanez! Itīs the model number 2458 and as far as I know these were only listed in the 1975 catalogue. So these are very rare. In my 6 years of collecting the replica models Iīve only seen this model once on Ebay some years ago.
Striking: at this moment there are two on Ebay: this one and the one on German Ebay that I try to hunt down tomorrow (so wish me luck).
The one that is shown above is not complete, since itīs missing the pickguard (which is an oddball for itself).
Below is a picture from the "German" one, which is fully original and sort of "must have" for me.

my picture

Kind greetz,
Username: Harry

Registered: 03-2001
Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 1:56 am:   

For the record: here is a fragment of the ī75 catalogue it is listed in.
my picture

Username: Sixvsix

Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 6:19 am:   

Can't blame them for ditching the pickguard....nasty!

Good luck Harry.

Username: Goat

Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 10:08 am:   

Yes, I understand why its missing the pickguard as well, lol. Very cool find though, best of luck getting it Harry! I've never seen one before.
Username: Harry

Registered: 03-2001
Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 11:18 am:   

Yeah guys, youīre right. That guard surely wouldnīt win the first price in the World Beauty Contest of Pickguards, but you know how thelunatic-collector prefers to get them: as original as possible!

Bids are still low.....maybe tomorrow is my lucky day or will hell break loose in the last 3 minutes???
Itīs always exciting when youīre after an item youīd really love to win!!!

Kind greetz and thanx 4 the support!


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