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Jeffsailor (Jeffsailor)
Posted on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 11:00 pm:   

Fellow members,

I recently acquired my first lawsuit Ibanez. It’s a 77 and I’m pretty sure it is a 2375. As you can tell from the pictures, it’s had a few “alterations” in the electronics department, but the body and neck are exceptional considering its age, with the exception of the “routes” (and I use that word loosely) under the pickguard.

The hum is obviously not stock. It’s a Dimarzio. The single coils have the word “Excel” on the bottom. I don’t know if they’re original or not, perhaps someone could let me know.

I would like to restore her to her original electronic set-up and would welcome opinions from those of you who have experience with the lawsuit models. I appreciate any information about what was used in the guitar originally and where/if I could acquire some original replacement pups.

By the way, for you Fender strat fans out there (I am one myself), the neck is maple-capped, not a one piece neck!

Jeffsailor (Jeffsailor)
Posted on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 11:04 pm:   

Hey guys,

Remember that Studio on eBay a while back with the switches? Maybe that guy once owned this as well!

Ibnzplyr (Ibnzplyr)
Posted on Saturday, October 02, 2004 - 2:35 am:   

Was this a good deal? Where the truss rod adjustment? Anybody have a stock one that they dig?
Johns (Johns)
Posted on Saturday, October 02, 2004 - 12:32 pm:   


I'd say it was a very good deal.

The truss rod adjustment should be on the end of the neck, under the scratchplate. See the above picture of the body without the plate and you can see the hole in the end of the neck.
Jeffsailor (Jeffsailor)
Posted on Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 5:27 pm:   

Yes, the truss rod is on the body-end of the neck, like early Fenders. 275 for the one mentioned was a great deal in my opinion. I have owned 70s strats and the Ibanez (pictured at the start of this thread), is as nice as any of them. I paid a bit less than 275 for mine, but as you can see, it required a bit of restoration.

BTW, the seller in the auction identifies that strat as a "Silver Series", but I think its a 2375, like mine. I'm pretty sure all silver series issues had "Silver Series" on the headstock. Those more in the know can feel free to correct me :).

Ibnzplyr (Ibnzplyr)
Posted on Monday, October 04, 2004 - 3:47 am:   

I will use a wood burning kit that I got when I was 12 and haven't used since to burn "Silver Series" in the headstock. I will steady my hand with a fifth of whiskey. Then I will have a true silver series...


Have fun, gang-- Scott

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