Lp copy w/vine inlay Log Out | Topics | Search
Moderators | Edit Profile

Ibanez Collectors World » Replicas (Ibanez brand ONLY!) » Lp copy w/vine inlay « Previous Next »

Author Message
Username: Scottop1972

Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 10:33 pm:   

I ran across an late 70's model (i think 78 imay be wrong) LP copy with a vine inlay. It was in a local pawn shop. Looks to be all original. Here is the bad part- the pawn shop is neither heated in the winter or cooled in the summer. The neck is a bolt on and the plate is pretty rusty, it has the open book head stock. a real nice vine inlay on the fretboard. but the neck appears warped to me and the fretboard even has mold on the wood.. i was appalled. can the warp in the neck be taken out or is this guitar toast??? the guy wants like 400 dollars for this thing, oh yeah plenty of tarnish on the metal. One last thing i remember going to this pawn shop about 10 years ago and vaguely remember seeing this same guitar-- that means 10 plus years in that horrible environment for the wood on this guitar...what are your thoughts everyone?
Username: Dave_g

Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 11:15 pm:   

Scott...Run-do not walk- AWAY from that guitar and any thoughts of paying $400 for something in that shape...Those 1/2 vine models do come up on ebay from time to time-$400 should fetch one in VERY GOOD condition-my advise is be patient
Username: Craigjc

Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 8:17 am:   

Warp may (or may not) be removed by a skilled guitar tech with a heat press.

I'd offer the guy $50. Cleaned up a bit it would make a nice wall decoration.
Username: Scottop1972

Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 3:49 pm:   

I was thinking the same thing as far as cleaning it up and putting it up as a piece of art. I was thinking of offering fifty bucks too. LOL! thanks guys.
Username: Jeffsailor

Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 11:38 pm:   

For those interested..

Username: Dave_g

Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2005 - 9:37 am:   

$600 bucks !? must be that "abundant mother of pearl trim" !

Add Your Message Here
Bold text Italics Underline Create a hyperlink Insert a clipart image

Username: Posting Information:
This is a private posting area. Only registered users and moderators may post messages here.
Options: Enable HTML code in message
Automatically activate URLs in message

Thank you for supporting Ibanez Collectors Forum. Please help your favorite Ibanez guitar site as we endeavor to bring you the latest information about Ibanez custom vintage electric and acoustic guitars. Here you can discuss ibanez, guitars, ibanez guitars, basses, acoustics, acoustic, mandolins, electric guitar, electric bass, amplifiers, effect pedals, tuners, picks, pickups.