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John Shanley (Johns)
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

Tell us about your Ibanez collection. I'll start:

'75? Randy Scruggs Professional, Model 2671 (single cutaway w/Vine, no serial number)
'75? Custom Agent, Model 2405 (no serial number)
'77 Artist Ash, Model 2617
'81 Artist AS200 (semi-hollow)
'85 Artist Special Edition, AR305AV (burled mahogony thruout)

At this point, my wife has put a halt on guitar buying...but you never know.<G>
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Carl
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

Greetings
A list of my very modest collection
77 ? MC 500 maybe but has Artist type body
dot inlays
Through neck Walnut /Maple/Walnut
looks like an Alembic , any body know what this is bought it new in 1977.

ST-200 Just bought havenít got my mitts on it yet
http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=51953573

79 Artist EQ ( Steve Miller used one of these )
light burl transparent wine Finnish , way lots of boost kinda harsh , big pearl/ab/pearl inlays .

84 X type Flyen A , bolt on maple neck , kinda fells like a cheap fender . Single pick -up at bridge .

I also have a couple 80ís Yamaha SGís
and a Takamine Explorer thing . ( want more of these If anyone has any )
Carl
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John Shanley (Johns)
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

Carl:

Regarding the question on the 77 MC 500. What do you mean "has Artist type body"? That it's a double-cutaway? To me, the Musician looks a lot like the Studio. The Walnut/Maple/Walnut sounds like the Musician, but according to the Ibanez Vintage page these only started in '78. What's it say on the truss rod cover?

Got a picture you could upload?
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Carl
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

John
Well I really don't know exactly what this is .
I bought this new in San Rafel Ca. from the guy that was handeling the "Weir" stuff the truss plate says "Artist"
it is thick cast metal and gold plated .
The reason I refer to the MC 500 is that it has the exact same features and the wood is the same , but has the double cutaway equalaterial horns . The neck is 7 section laminated . the nut is bone and brass .
I don't have a pic yet but took some last night so can have in a few days. think this might be a candidate for the gallery . I'm tracking all the "Dead Heads " as Gerry Garcia played one of these at the New Years EVE 1977/78 and someone is bound to have a PIC .
Carl
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John Shanley (Johns)
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

Carl: this is starting to sound interesting. Can't wait til you upload a photo. If you haven't already, read the "Getting Around ICW" link from the menu on the home page. It has all the info needed to get pictures uploaded.

If you have any problems or questions, just write me an email and I'll get everything worked out.
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drasco
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

I have three RG 550, two RG 570, and a new RG 520. I plan to buy a new JPM100 next year as well as find an older PGM series. If anyone has any leads on one it would be greatly appreciated.
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Jim Einarson
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

I've got a '92 Reb Beach Model 1 and a beautiful 1984 Artist AM100. Pics are available at www.magma.ca/~jimid/index.htm I'm also hot on the trail of an Artist Twin (12 & 6) which I should get my grubby little paws on over the next couple of weeks :-)
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Vic DeFlorio
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

My always growing collection:

'74? Rocket Roll V-Korina stain (no serial #)

'76 Destoyer-Korina stain

'82 MC-350-Pearl White w/push pots

'82 Artist w/cherry sunburst figured top, pearl/abalone inlays and two tri-tone switches

'94 Japanese Talman w/three lipsticks

Anyone have a PF 300/400 for sale?!!

Vic
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art
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

87 RG550 Pink Maple Board (my first, I was hooked)!
88 RG560 Black Rosewood Board
88 RG550 Black Maple Board
89 RG560 White Maple Board
91 RG570 Purple Rosewood Board (nice)
91 USRG "Reaper" Custom Graphic Maple Board
92 RG550DX Blue Mirror Pickguard Maple Board
92 JEM7 Burnt Blue Rosewood Board
93 RG550DX Black Mirror Pickguard Maple Board
94 RG470 Green Maple Board (Wizard II)
94 S540 Natural Maple Board
95 RG550LTD Black Mirror Pickguard Rosewood Board, "sharktooth inlays" (Really nice..as good as a USA Custom)
96 USA Custom RGs (2) Both Sienna Transparent, Rosewood Boards, Quilted Maple Tops, DiMarzio PUs...(THE BEST)
97 RG550 Blue Sparkle Maple Board Bubinga Strip

On order: 99 RG Prestige Butterscotch Transparent Quilted Maple Top, Maple Board...
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Chris
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

1990 or so custom RG550 black with straight black pickgaurd and seymour duncan pickups. with black edge trem and the back stop system
1988 Saber the original FGM model the exact model frank gambale uses
1990 S540R with the back stop system and cosmo black hardware and seymours
1998 RG7 with EMG 707's
and a custom 7 sting with ibanez parts
with a tricked out body

Chris
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metal
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

I have an rg7 and a uv7 in my guitar collection. Also i have 4 pedals: Flanger, Heavy metal, vibrato, and wah. My amp collection is a jcm 900marshall head w/ a rivera cab. My gear is my life and it's the greatest. Talk to me if you have a 7 string.
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Challenger
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

I have several interesting Ibanez guitars.
2 '77 Challengers 1 sunburst, 1 sonic blue (custom)
sunburst is all orig. exc. for bridge saddles

sonic blue is resprayed, has Alembic stratoblaster preamp and DiMarzio HS2s in the neck and bridge and an HS1 in the middle, custom wiring for all three pickups or neck and middle pickups simultaneously and for phase reversal with pull-pots to mantain stock look

'76 LP copy, sunburst, all orig.

RG570, turquoise custom paint w/two tone and one vol control

RG470, black, stock

Custom Roadstar w/chrome 'edge' trem and later
Ibanez neck with modern headstock , triangle inlays and 22 frets acquired at a flea market for $40, Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge, Jackson J500 in the neck. Both pickups are tapped with one pull-pot and cancel hum when combined. Cream-colored plastic pickup bezels and switch knob. Amber nonslip knobs.

Prototype, black
One-of-a-kind acquired from Hoshino facility in Bensalem, PA
set neck
carved top
white binding around body, neck, and headstock, volute at headbase
one-off trem w/graphite nut(works flawlessly)
all Ibanez hardware and electronics(IBZUSA pickups H-S-H, cosmo black pickup bezels, maxxas knobs)
beautiful form-fit HSC with purple Ibanez logo and combo lock
This guitar has no logo on the headstock, but it has the 'Made In Japan' and serial number under the clear coat on the back of the headstock.
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jimeina
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

oh oh oh oh!!! Could you post a picture of the prototype, PUH-LEAZE!!! That sounds like one for the guitar gallery

:-)
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jimeina
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

Hot week for me and Ibanez guitars! I have three new ones to add to my collection:

'92 RG770 DXVM - this is the RG770 with the maple fingerboard and violet metallic finish with matching sharks tooth inlays and headstock. It is GORGEOUS!

'96 TC620 Talman - made in Korea , but WELL MADE in Korea :-) This is the model with the H100 pickups and the ash body. I know the later ones tend toward mediocre at best, but I REALLY like this guitar. It's in olive metallic, and the pickups growl great through a Fender amp (man, I just love Ash as a body wood :-) The chees-oid crushed sparkle plastic pickguard is too cool, too!

'88 Maxxas MX2 - in Black Pearl finish, and by all reports MINT!MINT!MINT! It's coming in from Winnipeg this week, and I can't wait.
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DEVO
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

OK, here goes.
1975 0r 76 Custom Agent (Ibanez Stamped Pickups) Tobacco burst or something no serial #
1977 Custom Agent Wine Red
1976 Korina V
1976 Howard Roberts
1976 ES-175 copy
1977 Ibanez acoustic (says Ibanez vintage inside) I think model 279 looks like my Martin OM Mahogany and Spruce
1977 Jazz Bass copy
80-90s rs422 strat thing (no floyd)
1980 Studio 50
1981 AR300
1984 AM100
1981 AR100
Soon to have a 1977 Bob Weir tree of life(YES!)
Starfield American Cabriolet (strat with Duncans)
Starfield 12 string strat(both Hoshino)
I don't know if anybody is interested in other guitars but
Breedlove SC25R
Martin OM28 VR
83 Squire Strat (73 parts) you guys know the Japanese one right?
82 or 83 G&L S-500 so nice!
Recent Hamer Mirage with Koa top
G&L L-2500 5 string bass
a Bass collection fretless
and various amps. Mainly Egnaters. If you want pix of the Ibanez stuff for the web site e-mail me. I'd be glad to post some for you. Thanks
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Challenger
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

I just picked up a '96 Talman TC620 in like-new condition for 150 bucks. I didn't realize that the neck has an angled headstock with a scarf joint. The trem and pickups are pretty good. I also picked up a USA custom case with white logo for 40 bucks.
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Mark Capps
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

The Ibanez Portion of my Collection
85 540s Cherry Sunburst
86 470 RED
86 580 Walnut Finish Tele shape w/humbuckers
IC300 Iceman
83 RS1010SL Steve Lukather
83 Artist 6/12 Double Neck
520 Talman
RS7 Fixed Bridge

It's nice to know that other sickies like me exist.
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jimeina
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

Wow! have I had a lucky week. Here's what I've picked up in the last eight days:

1977 2680 "Bob Weir Standard" in solid EXC condition. All original and just beautiful
bob weir 2680

1983 RR550 Rocket Roll II in solid EXC condition. All original setneck with flame maple top - it was the first year of the X series, and this was the top of the line.
rocket roll II

1992 RG565 - this guitar needs a little work but it's in great condition physically - the electronics have been butchered but I'm dealing with that. It's a real nice shredder.
rg565
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Swijak@earthling.net
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

My Ibanez Collection:

1978 Musician MC-200DS
1980 Blazer (three pickup)
1980 Blazer (two pickup)
1978 Artist 2619

1980's AD-230 Delay
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Challenger
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

Add one '87 MAXXAS MX3 in red metallic, dead nuts mint w/MAXXAS case. I promise to have pics of it, the prototype, and the Challengers before too long. I gotta borrow a digital cam or have some shots taken of it. Thanks for your patience.
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ellaguru
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

Ibanez RS1300 Modulus Graphite Series, 1984, black, 2 soapbar pickups, 1 or 2 of these guitars were made (according to info from Jim Donahue, Ibanez "luthier" and collector), mine was played by Stanley Jordan, still has his stamp on backplate.
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JohnS
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

ellaguru:

This Modulus Graphite sounds very interesting. Got any pictures of it you want to share with the forum members?

I haven't heard too much about Stanley Jordan lately. He's got an outrageous style of playing.

JohnS
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Dusty
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

My Ibanez Guitars are:

2680 Bob Weir standard and
a MC 300, both in excellent condition.

I believe the word is out on just how great these guitars are. It is getting harder and harder to find these cool guitars. (and if I come home with one more my wife is going to kill me!!)

Happy hunting

Dusty Rhoads
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Evert Jepma
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

'76 BLACK EAGLE bass
'75 MODERNE copy
'76 SILVER SERIES jazz bass copy
'84 ROADSTAR II RB 924 bass
'68 semi acoustic,3 p.u, tremelo, bolt on
60's[?]CENTURY, archtop, f-holes
'75 CONCORD 752/12, black, 12 string
'79 MAPLE M-340,amber,flame maple back&sides
'79 ROADSTER RS 800 bass,ivory
'75 CUSTOM AGENT,brown sunburst,no s/n,
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Mrs.Wolftone
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

Just wanted to share my collection, too. Hopefully I can provide pics soon.

'90 EX360 purple - the one that started it all

'88? Roadstar II RS530 - Has anyone else seen this finish? The back & sides are black and the top is a transparent turquoise 'burst with 2 red stripes around the edge.

'90 RG550 orange -It had a pink humbucker in the neck pos. when I got it, so I added a green X2N in the bridge pos. to make it look even crazier. My students love it!

'87 Roadstar Pro540P -hot pink?- I had to remove the neck to find out what it was (and I was doing a fret level and didn't want to risk chipping the paint)

'87 RG770 -don't know what to call this color, can anyone help-it's kinda pink, kinda purple and a little metallic looking....I got it 2 weeks ago for $175 w/orig. hard case!

X-ING midi guitar- don't ask- it was a weird trade
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Pablo
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

RG550 Black with maple neck
540P1 White with sharktooth inlays (replaced the neck but still have it) EMG pickups
PGM30 White with rosewood board
Ibanez hybrid with afore mentioned neck.

Non Ibanez
Patrick Eggle Los Angeles + Green burst with maple neck
Squire Strat with floyd etc

I'm probably going to get a RG520QSTB but I would really love a GR520 and a IC350BK and that guitar I mentioned in the other conversation.
Along with a PGM 100 (Top choice)
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Mrs. Wolftone
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

I finally got pics of my guitars. You can see them here: http://www.angelfire.com/mn/guitargirl67
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JohnS
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

Mrs. Wolftone:

Nice collection! The Ibanez are pretty, but seem mainstream compared to the rest of your treasure trove. J You got some big MOTS pickguards on some of those!

Do you have a favorite? Or a reason why you have so many? Not that you have too many (I don't think that's possible), just curious why some of us *need* more than 1 or 2..or 3 or... J Maybe I should start a new conversation entitled "Why more than one?"
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JohnS
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

I've recently added 2 more Ibanez guitars to my collection. The first is a '79 AS200 and the next is an '82 Artist. (Not sure what model number, but I'd guess it to be in the 300 or above range. If anybody knows for sure, let me know.)

Both were acquired thru ebay.

The '82 Artist has a beautiful, cherryburst, bookmatched maple top and the brass sustain block under the bridge. The cloud tailpiece is a definite connection to the early Artists (and a piece of ornamentation I wish Ibanez had kept). Besides being a stunning looker, this guitar sings.

The AS200 needed some clean up work when I got it, but it polished up very well. Playability-wise, it's virtually indistinquishable from my '81 AS200. (I call them the twins.)

Here's some pix.
79AS200,79AS200 82Artist,82Artist
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mitochondria conspiracy
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

here's my collection, hopefully i'll be able to get some pics up of my instruments soon.

-93 ex370 in jewel blue w/ emg's and refinished neck
-97 s540ltd black w/ dimarzio's and refinished neck
-the love of my musical life, my handmade custom guitar, a.k.a. "the exo project". basically an exact duplicate my ex with a small cutout in the rear of the guitar (a la the reb beach guitars, but about half as deep)
3 pc rock maple neck w/ bound ebony fingerboard carved by a master luthier friend of mine named lance (a logo-less reverse ibanez headstock!)
the body sides were carved (from a big, expensive piece of koa bought for me in hawaii) by none other than yours truly and finished in deep, deep gloss black. it's got direct mounted dimarzio p/u's and an original floyd rose pro trem.
she is beyond beautiful.

-also, i've got a jackson thing, and some tore up bass. lol. i'd love to see my collection grow, but i haven't been playing too long (7 years, i'm 19) and have spent about half that time in guitar stores learning as much about every instrument that i could. this has left me with no job, no income, and consequently a small collection.

pleasant dreams, and thanks for listening.
-mark
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Doug
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

My Collection consists of
78 Challenger-sunburst
78 Challenger-sunburst-no tremolo-Left handed Model
77 P-Bass, sunburst, Silver series
77 Explorer Bass
76 Explorer guitar
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darkman
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

Dear Sirs,

I have been a guitar player for more than 15 years now, and until recently I have stuck to my Fender Strat which I bought then.
A week ago I saw, tried out and immediately purchased an Ibanez guitar.
I was very impressed by the ease of playing it and the power of the pickups....
However, I have never used a Floyd Rose type tremolo and what happened to me yesterday at a gig was that my guitar kept going out of tune...in the end I had to unblock the strings and not use the tremolo in order to play.
The guitar would go out of tune shortly after I blocked the strings and retuned it at the bridge and without pulling on the tremolo arm.
I don't think there is anything wrong with the guitar, I just think I'm doing something wrong.
Also, I don't know exactly what model guitar I have.
I think it is a RG470 but I am not sure.
The serial number is F602678 and it is of yellow colour...
can you help me?
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darkman
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

Here's my email...I would appreciate some advice.
Thank you.
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Oliver
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

Here's my Ibanez collection:

1986 Roadstar II RG530TR with flame top and 2 DiMarzio PAF Pros
1987 Saber S540RR in what I think is Ruby Red. Also has a DiMarzio PAF Pro.
1992 USA Custom UCEWQMTP with a beautiful quilt and a new DiMarzio Evolution @ bridge position
1993 Joe Satriani JS1BK with HSH pickups...great!!
1998 RG7-620RB a real riff machine.

greetings,
Oliver
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mhurds
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

My collection is as follows:


99' Ibanez S1520FB - Stunning!
94' Ibanez S540Ltd - Emerald Green
86' Jackson Dinky Prototype - Candy Apple Red
88' Fender Stratocaster

My collection is a bit puny by some of you guys standards, but the S1520FB is stunning, the neck is one of the best guitar necks I've ever played. But then again, i'm kinda biased! :-)
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djmoose@webtv.net
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

For Fenders, I have 2 Reissues: a "62" Strat and a Telecaster; a '92 Les Paul Studio; a Fender Squier Bullet Bass; for Ibanez, matching '81 Rocket Roll II & Destroyer II (bookmatched sunburst flame tops -- and as an aside, I'm looking to trade the Destroyer for the right Gibson L6-S), and a '77 Professional (my favorite piece overall); a Guild "True American" Acoustic/Electric; a 1950s National; a Pearl Export Drum Set, and most importantly, a wife who not only lets me KEEP it all in a home studio, but actually BOUGHT me the LP Studio and Drum Set!!!
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JohnS
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

Add one 1980 AS400 to my collection.

For pictures, see the Hollow & Semi-Hollow Body Guitars section under the title: Ibanez AR400 Neck Through Semi????
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Kirk Slossar
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

First time caller...

Here's th latest collection:

'97 Jem7VWH
'91 UVBK (Custom Green MC Swirl)
'87 RG550 (Customized to look like a Jem w/PAFs)
'99 RG7620VK

and although I hate to admit it, I have an '88 Charvel Model Six....
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Steve Kellett
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

There's only one Ibanez in my collection (Cries of "Shame!", "Resign!", "I'll horsewhip the bounder", and general hubbub):

'7? (how do you tell with no serial No.?) Moderne/Futura in Korina stain, with hardware that's got precious little gold plate left on it after 21 years of use!

Bought in '78 for 150 Pounds Sterling. I still have the original case, but lost the tags etc some time in the 80's before we all realised how damnably "important" that sort of thing was ;)

- Steve Kellett
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Rich Haick
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

I got a few of 'em myself...

RG570 w/ DiMarzio Evolution in the bridge and everything else is stock

RG570 this was a beater that i got for $75 at guitar center. It will be pretty good when I rewire it.

USRG30 Do any of you know where the friggin serial number is? It isn't on the headstock like all the others and there is no neck/bolt plate at the heel.

S540 w/ DiMarzio Evolution in the bridge. I tuned this one really low. Actually down to low A. I probably ruined it now.

SGR800 Bass with EMGs in it. It's alright.

Yamaha 5-string bass-I gotta put some Bartolinis in this baby.

Charvel electric/accoustic...it's a charvel...it sucks

No Name nylon string.It sucks but it's darn good for $25.
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Harold
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

Here's a portion of my IBANEZ COLLECTION:

FA800.. Acoustic Archtop, Carved-Spruce Top, Sunburst Finish, 2-floating Johnny Smith pickups, Pearl Block Inlays in Fingerboard, Gibson Birdland Type Tailpiece, Gold Hardware

2471NT.. Acoustic Archtop, Arched-Spruce Top, Natural Finish, Pearl Block Inlays in Fingerboard, Gold Hardware, Gibson L5 style tailpiece

GB5.. George Benson model, Sunburst Finish, 2-Super 58 pickups, Arched-Spruce Top, Gold Hardware

GB10.. George Benson model, Natural Finish, 2-floating mini-humbucking pickups, Pearl/Abalone/Pearl Block Inlays on Fingerboard, Gold Hardware

GB10.. George Benson model, Sunburst Finish, 2-floating mini-humbucking pickups, Pearl/Abalone/Pearl Block Inlays on Fingerboard, Gold Hardware , (Photo can be seem in "Guitar Stories, Vol. 1, by Michael Wright)

GB30.. George Benson model, Cherry Finish, 2-Super 58 pickups, Semi-hollowbody, All Hardware is Black

GB30.. George Benson model, Black Finish, 2-Super 58 pickups, Semi-hollowbody, All Hardware is Black

GB30.. George Benson model, Black Finish, Semi-hollowbody, 2-GIBSON HUMBUCKING PICKUPS (nickel covered '59 reissues) and Gibson TP-6 Adjustable Stop tailpiece Chrome

JP20.. Joe Pass model, Sunburst Finish, Ply-Spruce Top, Single Humbucking Pickup, Pearl/Abalone/Pearl Block Inlays on Fingerboard, Gold Hardware, (Photo can be seem in "Guitar Stories, Vol. 1, by Michael Wright)

2461.. Johnny Smith copy, Ply-Spruce Top, Natural Finish, 2-floating mini-humbucking pickups, Gold Hardware, (Photo can be seem in "Guitar Stories, Vol. 1, by Michael Wright)

LR-10.. Lee Ritenour semi-hollowbody, Antique Violin Finish, 3 -piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany neck, Pearl Dot Inlays on Fingerboard, 2-LR Special pickups, Chrome Hardware, Form stuffed inside the f-holes

LR-10.. Lee Ritenour semi-hollowbody, Antique Violin Finish, 3 -piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany neck, Pearl Dot Inlays on Fingerboard, 2-LR Special pickups, Chrome Hardware, No form in F-holes

LR-10.. Lee Ritenour semi-hollowbody, Antique Violin Finish, 3 -piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany neck, Pearl Dot Inlays on Fingerboard, 2-LR Special pickups, Chrome Hardware, No foam in F-holes

AS200.. Semi-hollowbody, Sunburst Finish, (A.K.A.-Scofield model), Antique Violin Finish, 2-Super 58 pickups, Bound F-holes, Pearl/Abalone/Pearl Block Inlays on Fingerboard, Tri -sound Switch on Neck Pickup

AS200.. Semi-hollowbody, (A.K.A.-Scofield model), Antique Violin Finish, 2-Super 58 pickups, Bound F-holes, Pearl/Abalone/Pearl Block Inlays on Fingerboard, Tri -sound Switch on Neck Pickup

AM205.. Semi-hollowbody, (Smaller Body Size), Burl Mahogany Top/Back/Sides, Antique Violin Finish, 2-Super 58 pickups, Pearl/Abalone/Pearl Block Inlays on Fingerboard, Gold Hardware

AS400.. Semi-hollowbody, Cherry Finish, Birch Top & Back, 2-Super 80 Pickups, 6-Position Vari-Tone Selector, STEREO, Pearloid Block Inlay in Fingerboard, Gold Hardware, THE GUITAR IS "BRAND- NEW OLD STOCK!"

2457.. Lawsuit, Gibson Headstock with Split Diamond Inlay, Semi-hollowbody, Cherry Finish, Birch Top & Back, 2-Super 70 Pickups, 6-Position Vari-Tone Selector, MONO, Pearloid Block Inlays in Fingerboard, Gold Hardware, and Gibson TP-6 Adjustable Stop tailpiece

2630.. Semi-hollowbody, Antique Sunburst Finish, 3-SUPER 80 PICKUPS, Pearl/Abalone/Pearl Block Inlays on Fingerboard, Tri -sound Switch, Gold Hardware

2629.. Semi-hollowbody, Antique Sunburst Finish, Birch Top & Back, 2-Super 80 Pickups, Pearl Dot Inlays in Fingerboard, Chrome Hardware

That concludes my present day Ibanez Archtop and semi-hollowbody Guitar Collection.


Harold
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MarkHartman
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

I'm a bit late to add to this thread but better late than never. Obviously I'm heavy on the Iceman in my passions for Ibanez. More can be seen at www.vintageibanez.com too. Love this site!

Mark Hartmans Ibanez Collection
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Aaron Hancock
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

Hey, just discovering this site of late, and here is what I've currently got...
78 Artist solid body - pretty guitar
77 Artist Accoustic - All Blonde!
77 Les Paul - Wine Red... beautiful! (Super 80's
pickups... original!)
76 Korina Flying V - Refinished dark metallic
blue with flames
early 70's Al Caiola - natural flamed (awesome
guitar!!)
90 RG 570 - color changing purple
92 RT 470 - black
89 Epiphone by Gibson Firebird - Set neck, great
blues guitar!!
Several of these guitars can be viewed at:
http://members.xoom.com/herdogoats
as well as several of the guitars I've owned recently but parted with to keep funding my current 70's Ibanez collection. Just take the link, then go to My Guitars at the bottom of the page... that should have several pictures of my guitars there. I'll have more posted soon.
Aaron
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Johnny Shred
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

Little late but.....

After typing my list, I realized I own a lot of Japanese guitars. The Japanese really know how to do it right!

IBANEZ

78 Iceman tobacco sunburst, Duncans, big penis shaped lower horn.
79 Artist tobacco flame top Super 58s
82 Destroyer II cherry flame Duncans
83 Rocket Roll II same finish ($200 steal)
83 Steve Lukather model, Teal over birdseye, gold
85 Phil Collen Def Leppard model, black, bolt on (still looking for the set neck one)
85(?) Artist hollow ( small Gibson 335)
87 540p Magenta, IBZs ($175 steal)
88 RG 550 Yellow, Duncans
8(?) Jem the black and roses one, Dimarzios, Vai!!
8(?_ Jem the Loch Nes green one, VAI SIGNATURE (wearing off)
92 RG 570 Heather pearl(burgandy mist), IBZs
95 PS10 KISS RULES!!!!! Grayish metalic,gold, abalone, Pauls signatures. still looking for the 78 original

NON IBANEZ

78 Fender Jazz Bass Cherry EMGS. Duncans on order
81 Yamaha(Jpn) BB2000 Sunburst, stock, Great bass (old Yamaha and Ibanez rules)
8(?) Tokai (Jpn)Love Rock(someone else that does Gibson better than Gibson) Cherry sunburst, duncans, I own 2(have owned 6) "real" Les Pauls and this one smokes them.
81 Gibson Sonex 180 custom (Ugh) My first guitar. Heavily screwed up over the years with a Kahler(ugh) green paint (ugh) and EMGs(ugh)
86 Fernandes(Jpn) Strat burgandy mist, duncans
86 Kramer(Jpn) Focus 3000, white,floyd, duncans
87 ESP(Jpn) Eclipse Custom, neckthru arched Tele, Pearl pink, esp floyd, Dimarzios. total 80's but a truly great playing and sounding guitar.
87 Charvel(Jpn) Model 5, neckthru, Pearl white, floyd, Duncans
88 Kramer Pacer II, flip flop blue purple, duncans
88 Fernandes (Jpn) tele, white, duncan lead.($200 steal)
9(?) Fender(Jpn)MB5 bass, metalic red, Fender's copy of an SR 885. ($175 steal)
93 Gibson Les Paul Classic, bullion gold, duncans
93 Fodera Emperor Elite, natural,chestnut top Bartolinis. Totally awesome!!!!!
93 Guild F4CE electric acoustic, Fishman
98 Danelctro (Korea)56U2, black. I was on vacation and needed a guitar. Kinda cool!
98 Fender Lonestar Srat, green, duncan/fender
99 Gibson Les Paul Custom, white,gold, gaudy, obnoxious. Sounds almost as good as my 79 Artist
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thegrape
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

I'm late too, but here it is!

RG-560 in Grape Ice finish
PR-1660 Rhoads in jet black
S-540(sort of) in Jewel Blue without the original neck (I have no idea what it came off of)

I expect this collection to grow alot very soon.
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Frank Schaffer
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

Well,

I only have 3 Ibanez's but probably have owned more than 20. I do however have some other nice axes....

1981 Iceman II that is almost MINT. Cherry Sunburst MOP/Abalone/MOP set neck, killer flame... well you know the one :)

1982 Rocket Roll II, the same as above... (parents bought it for me in 83, the first real good guitar I owned.)

19?? RG560 Grape Ice, MINT

1997 Gibson Les Paul CUstom Shop Classic with purple quilted top

1996 Hamer USA Standard Custom, Flamed, Cherry Sunburst, traps etc...

1997 Hamer USA Standard Custom, Flamed Natural

1998 Hamer USA Standard, all mahoghony finish

1991 Hamer USA Sunburst Archtop Custom, Flamed w/Floyd Rose (Factory)

1985 Gibson Les Paul Custom (Black)

1998 Hamer USA Studio Custom Archtop, Flamed, Cherry Sunburst

Very Early 70's Les Paul Standard w/small Standard on truss rod cover. Thsi guitar KILLS!

1985 Les Paul Standard
1981 Hamer USA Special, Flamed, natural
1994 Fender 40th Anniversary Strat #1249 of 1954
1997 Fender 1969 Custom Shop Reissue
1975 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

1998 Taylor 814ce
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Garry
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

My collection at this time consists of;

Acoustics;

Cimar (natural)
Ibanez elec/acoustic with cutaway
Ibanez Performance series (blond)

ELECTRICS

PF 400 (Blond)
PF 400 (sunburst)
78 ES 175 copy (Blond with amazing flame maple )
75 Lawsuit Les Paul 59er (black)
78 Artist EQ (2622)
78 GB 10 (blond)
77 Howard Roberts
79 Artist 24 Frets (sunburst)
79 Artist semi (2630)
80 Artist (off white)
80 GB 10 (sunburst)
80 AS 200 (sunburst)
80 LR 10
81 AM 50 (sunburst)
82 AM 205 ( stunning curly maple and the most versatile guitar of all)
82 Roadster with cherry sunburst flame maple top and Super 58's.

Still looking for a excellent GB20, 30 and early jazzers.

Garry
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Mark Munchenberg
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

Also Late but here goes:

1974 Ibanez Mahogany Flying V (Set Neck)
1975 Ibanez Firebird (Bolt Neck)
1978 Ibanez PF300 (Set Neck)
1978 Ibanez Classical
1980 Ibanez F360BK Acoustic
1980 Ibanez JP20 Joe Pass Signature Model
1981 Ibanez AS100 Artist Semi
1986 Ibanez FG100 Blonde
1986 Ibanez FG100 Tobacco Sunburst

1980 Yamaha FG300SB Acoustic
1996 Fender Jap '50's reissue Telecaster
1998 Danelectro Longhorn Bass
1997 Emberg Archtop Prototype No.1

Cheers,

Mark Munchenberg
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guitargirl
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

I just added a brand-spanking-new Jem 7DBK to my collection.
I will be updating my page with pics sometime this week.
http://www.angelfire.com/music/guitargirl66
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M. WHEELER
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

'71 IBANEZ SG COPY (PURCHASED ON OKINAWA IN '71)
'85 IBANEZ RSII 140
'99 IBANEZ S470QSTR
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Harry
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

Hello Ibanez-freaks!
Recently found this site and so I like to add my contribution too in order to tell you guys about my Ibanez collection. Always been an Ibanez copy freak and in the meantime I can call myself the proud owner of 8 beauties. So here we go:
** '75 Telecaster Custom copy, black, maple neck & fingerboard. Original and complete, except the missing "ashtray" bridge/pickup cover.
** pre-'75 (no serial#)SG standard copy. Dark cherry sunburst, no tremelo. Plays & sounds great!
** pre-'75 Les Paul Professional copy. Original, but has had a bad damage on the top. It's restored as good as possible, but still not 100%.
The pickguard was missing, so I had to made myself a new one (round pickup edges, so no standard pickguard would fit!) and artificially made it look older. Rare model.
** '76 Jazzbass copy, black with maple neck & fingerboard. Original and complete, including the two chrome plated covers.
** '76 Les Paul copy, bolt on neck, sunburst. (one of) the previous owners has replaced the original machineheads bij Schallers (one could do more damage to a guitar, I know, but I prefer the guitar to be as original as possible)
** '78 Les Paul copy, bolt on neck, white. This guitar's pickguard was missing, so I put on a new one. The previous owner removed the pickup covers, so currently the guitar has two open Super '70's. Sounds like hell!!!
** Pre-'75 Doubleneck 12/6. Dark cherry red, chrome hardware, bolt on necks. Original and complete, even with OHSC. Never played a better 12-string neck, incredible!!!
** '78 Doubleneck 4/6. White, gold hardware, bolt on necks. In absolutely mint condition. Original and complete, with OHSC. Would you believe: I only payed $500 for it!
And that completes the situation so far. Do I have wishes? Sure! The addiction will always be a part of me. Some day I hope to add Ibanez copy-beauties such as the korina V, Explorer, Moderne, or perhaps a Firebird, a Thunderbird, a Dan Armstrong guitar or bass, a white SG 3 pickup-model, some fancy EB-bass models.....hard to resist any copy when you come across them.
Wish you all the best and greetings from the Netherlands, Harry.
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Zeppelin
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

Not a huge Ibanez collection but nevertheless credible:

-99 Ibanez BTB LA Custom shop, 5-string, translucent blue, ash body, three-piece maple neck, ebony fingerboard with self designed mother-of-pearl inlays.

-00 Ibanez BTB LA Custom shop, 5-string, translucent amber, mahogany body w/ flame maple top, maple neck, ebony fingerboard with same inlays as above mentioned, Gary Willis machine heads.

Second issue CP830 compressor, circa -77, narrow box, round switch, modern logo.

Plus a whole lot of non-Ibanez gear.

Enjoy your music! Cheers!
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Chris S
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

OK,
2 2387's, '74 Rocket Roll V's
and a early Japaneese no name SG copy
31
'96 RX 240 AV
'78 ST1200 Studio double neck
'78 2575ASH Challenger(in the process of being restored)
32
'76 2459 Destroyer
'83 BC RICH Warlock
33
What I call my Frankinkingston.A Kingston neck on a Gretsch looking body and a Pan Jazz bass.
34
Also a '82 DT 400 Destroyer II
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Harry
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 11:08 am:   

Hello Chris
Great collection! Like the Destroyer!!!
Maybe I can help you out in identifying the SG:
I think I got exactly the same one: does your guitar have little plastic volume/tone buttons with a "V" and a "T" on it? (looking at the picture I think it does) and do the inlays in the fretboard have rounded edges in stead of sharp rectangular ones? Then it might be a "Diamond", just like mine. The brand name could easily been removed from the headstock as was often done; better a nameless guitar (so people would at least take a guess wether it could be a real Gibson or not) than making it obvious that it was just a cheap Japo copy. Some went even further and painted the Gibson logo on the headstock....
Tsss, naughty, naughty......
By the way: I added the next Ibanez guitars to my collection:
1 Rickenbacker 480 guitar copy, 1977
2 Firebird copy, bolt-on, brown, pre-ser.nr.
3 Stratocaster copy, white, silver series, 1977
4 Jazzbass copy, sunburst, 1976
5 Les Paul copy, bolt-on, mahogany, 1977
6 ES 335 copy, bolt-on, cherry red, pre-ser.nr.
7 SG copy, bolt-on, white, gold hardware, 3 pu's, tremelo, 1978.
So, with the 8 Ibanezses I already mentioned my Ibanez copy collection -wich I'm very proud of- consists of 15 pieces at this time. No wife or girlfriend is holding me back on further collecting, on the contrary: she enjoys it too!!
Greetings, Harry
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Skybone
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2001 - 1:32 pm:   

Sheesh, reading this lot makes me feel like an amatuer! ;-)

I only have 2 Ibanez:

1994 IC300 Iceman (Japanese made)
1977 2619 Artist (recent purchase)

Others:
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Ovation Applause AE128 Electro-Acoustic
Tobias Toby Deluxe 4 Bass
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mike g.
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2001 - 8:25 pm:   

Hello Ibanez lovers,

I have always wanted to list my guitars on this thread,but was waiting until I had stopped buying them to put the list together.
As most of you know,I am totally out of control and have been buying WAY TOO MANY over the last year.
Well,I have slowed to a crawl now and will begin the process of doing an inventory of the Ibanez guitars (and others) .
John S. was over to relieve me of a nice one recently and he can bear witness as to why it will still be a while before I get this list done.
I just wanted to take the time to let everyone know,the Wild Maniac (me) on Ebay has slowed to a crawl on purchases so it's safe to go into the Ebay waters again.
I also want to appolgize to anyone I may have outbid in my mad quest for the Ibanez goodies and let them know,if there was a particular guitar that you were after,Let me know.I may be willing to let it go at what I paid for it as I must(sniff,sniff)reduce this collection somewhat or start looking for a bigger house.
I hope there are no hard feelings out there as there was no intention to step on anyones toes.
I am just a bonafide Ibanez Nut !
When I do get the list done,I will list only the "keepers" because to list all of them would probably bore you to death or just make you mad.

The main thing is,I am happy that there are others out there that feel the same way as me about the quality and value of these great under rated guitars.
P.S. I spoke to another person today who is holding 2 more Artwood Twins in Exc. condition.
I'll bet there are at least 50 of them out there and I'll also bet most of them are in great shape since It takes a better than average man to handle that baby for any length of time.
Anyway,the count is over 100 guitars and I'm glad to have such a good woman to put up with them all.
Peace,
Mike G.
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JohnS
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2001 - 8:14 am:   

Well, Mike has more guitars than many music stores! In 4 hours I only got to see and play about 1/2 of them! There are quite a few rare ones I have yet to see.

And he did let me take my pick from his Ibanez Strat Replica mini-collection. It's acreamy white and near mint '77 Challenger.

strat-front,strat-front strat-back,strat-back

I'll post more pictures in the Replicas section, in the near future.

Thanks Mike!
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Fred B.
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2001 - 9:31 pm:   

Hey, maybe Mike can immediately become the largest (and only, I think) dealer dedicated to vintage Ibanez. J!
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orval
Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2001 - 2:45 pm:   

anyone out there have any carved strat copies?
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Mark Munchenberg
Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2001 - 11:25 pm:   

Mike,

I think its great that you have hoarded so many Ibanez guitars. I truly believe that a book should be published that is more photo orientated than Michael Wright's. Your collection, together with Harold Wherry's could form the basis for the book.

I truly believe that the regular contributors to this board have the resources, knowledge and dedication to collectively write and publish the definitive book on Ibanez guitars.

The first step of course is to capture as many guitars as possible on film.

What do you guys think?? Anyone intersted??

Mark
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Harry
Posted on Monday, February 19, 2001 - 4:38 am:   

Hi guys, Mark!
Great idea! I think Ibanez addicts (especially the copy collectors) never can have enough documentation about the '70's period guitars and basses to get a more complete image. As you could read in some contributions above, I own some Ibanez copies that could be worth a publication in such an "Ibanez-bible"-to-be. I'm very much willing to participate in any way if wanted. It would be nice, among all the literature there already is about the "big brands", to finally have a (relatively) complete book about that other great brand: IBANEZ.
Greetings, Harry
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Len C
Posted on Monday, February 19, 2001 - 4:50 am:   

Thank god Mike is slowing down. I kept thinking he's trying
to corner the frozen orange juice market.

If I read your drift right about photos I would be for including
some of mine. I have a couple that are interesting. Especially the
2618-12 with the Rick headstock. I suspect it is a prototype.

Check out my collection here.


Artists

1976 Custom Agent (honey)
1976 Artist 2611 (black with Bigsby)
1977 Artist Bass
1977 Artist 2618-12 (Violin Burst Rickenbacker style headstock!!)
1978 Artist 2622 EQ (Violin Burst)
1979 Artist AR300 (Violin Burst)
1981 Artist AS100 (Cherry)
1982 Artist AR300 (white)
1984 Artist AM50 (Tobacco Burst)

Copies

1977 Les Paul Standard Goldtop
1977 Les Paul Deluxe (Wine)
1976 SG (Dark Brown)
1976 Telecaster (White Silver Series)
1976 Telecaster Deluxe (Tobacco Burst)
1975 Strat (Silver Series)
1975 Strat (White)
1975 Rick 4001 Bass (Necktrough black)

Other Ibanez

1979 Iceman
S470
Soundgear 500 fretless bass
1996 Artstar AS80
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Chris S
Posted on Monday, February 19, 2001 - 11:53 am:   

Mark,
It is a great idea.It's been a long term goal of mine to put together a "Ibanez Photo Book".In a sense it's done right here but I feel it would be nice to have something you can sit back and open in your hands.Mr Wright is working on a history of Ibanez book right now that Ibanez might publish so I thought they might help with this also but the few people there I've had a chance to talk to don't seem to care or know much about the past and seem to want to keep it that way,in the past.I guess time will tell but it is something I would love to see done and I can't think of anybody better to do it then all of us.
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Mark Munchenberg
Posted on Monday, February 19, 2001 - 9:52 pm:   

Guys,

This is really encouraging. To make something like this fly we obviously need someone to manage the project, some pointmen, and some cash. High quality photography doesn't come cheap.

If we don't combine our resources and pitch in, a book like this will never happen.

As far as I can see, we'd need someone dedicated to the co-ordination of each of these tasks:

- Research
- Copy writing
- Design & Layout
- Photography
- Commercialisation

Possibly we could collaborate with Michael Wright himself.

Anybody interested???

Mark
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JohnS
Posted on Monday, February 19, 2001 - 10:31 pm:   

Hey Guys:

This sounds like the germ of an idea. And so, it would probably be best to start a separate thread to continue this discussion.

I'll meet you all in the "Ibanez Book" discussion.

JohnS
ICW
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mike g.
Posted on Friday, February 23, 2001 - 4:11 am:   

Fred B.

I wish I had enough money and the brass to become a Ibanez Vintage dealer.
I can not think of anything I would like more to do for a living but I would go broke trying to keep all the really nice ones !
Congrats to everyones collections out there,whether it's one or fifty it's real cool to see that we are not alone with our passion for Ibanez guitars.

Mike G.
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Steve
Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2001 - 5:53 pm:   

Hey guys. I'm probably in the minority here. I like to think of myself as a player rather than a collector. However, as Mike G. can testify, it becomes an addiction! Anyway, here's a list of past and present Ibanez I've had the pleasure of owning and playing. Okay, so the RX20 wasn't such a pleasure. I learned my lesson.

CURRENT;

1981 Blazer BL500 3 singles, hardtail
1982 Artist AR112 12-string (my favorite)
1984 Roadstar RS130 3 singles, hardtail
1985 Roadstar RB630 (bass), given to my brother as a gift
1986 Roadstar RG140 S-S-H, PowerRocker Tremolo
1986 Roadstar RG440 S-S-H, Edge Tremolo
1998 Artist AR200 Trans Red, retro fitted with gold hardware and Super58 pick-ups, ah... that's better!

PAST;

1977 Artist 2618-12 sold for the AR112
1983 Roadstar RS1400 stolen in 1990, @**%$#() !!
1986 Artist AR120 sold for no good reason
1986 Roadstar RG425 refin, my cousin has it now
1997 RX20 traded for something...
1998 GAX70 sold for the AR200

I realize that the Roadstars aren't considered "collectable" by most "experts". However, I dearly love 'em. I've got a 1986 RG600 on the way. Any more Roadstar fans out there?

Thanx
Steve
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Mark Munchenberg (Munch)
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2001 - 1:27 am:   

Len,

What's the deal with your AS100??

I've never seen one with creme surrounds and guard. Is it modified or stock?

Thanks

Mark
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GRAHAM LEES (Graham)
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2001 - 4:22 pm:   

Hi,

Just to share my ultra modest ibanez collection with you.

Nothing particularly collectible or exciting, I'm afraid, but lovely working guitars

'83 Roadstar RS315 - Maple top in bluebust. Has a humbucker in the front fitted by previous owner and is beaten to hell, but sounds like god....!

'84 Roadstar RS1200 - Incredible looking sunburst maple top and locking trem. Very loud output compared to other Roadstar...my 'rawk' guitar!

'84 Roadstar RS670 Bass - Meaty, and detailed. Lovely slapping action and stupidly cheap...

'80 Studio (ST50 ?)Very good condition and the only one I've ever seen. Set neck, not as toppy as Roadstars but cool for 'dirty' sounds.


Also, have various other non ibanez stuff inc.

Hodson custom electric bouzouki (check out this builders site !).

Crafter Electric mandolin. Does its job....

Tokai Fretless Jazz Bass. Nice.

1967 Fender Coranado electric 12 string. FOR SALE . Great guitar but to costly to gig !


Out of all this stuff the cheapo beaten to death Roadstar is the one that gets used the most. Go figure.

Cheers

Graham

p.s If anyone has a hardtail Roadstar with h/b's for sale in the north of England for a reasonable price give me a shout !
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Steve (Gitfiddle1)
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2001 - 5:53 pm:   

Graham,

Glad to meet another Roadstar fan. As for a humbucker, hardtail Roadstar, good luck! To the best of my knowledge, Ibanez produced only 3 models with those features;

1983 RS1400 (167 made) neck-through, 2 Super58 humbuckers, ShortStop tailpiece
1986 RG200 IBZ humbucker and 2 Super7 singles w/Accucast bridge
1986 RG600 2 LoZ humbuckers (active), Accucast bridge

I used to have an RS1400 (see previous entry). Absolutely the coolest guitar I've ever played. I have only seen 1 example of an RG200. I just purchased an RG600 (the only one I've ever seen). I can send you more info fi you like. Just e-mail me.

Steve
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GRAHAM LEES (Graham)
Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2001 - 2:50 pm:   

Hi,

Steve, thanks for the info (will probably bug you via email in the near future !)...

Looks like my chances of finding an RG1400 are fairly slim then ! Still, I can but search....

Cheers

Graham
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chris s (Ccs)
Posted on Friday, March 23, 2001 - 4:03 pm:   

John S,this links for you.I'm sure he's been here but I just ran into this for the first time.All I can say is WOW!!!http://www.collectguitars.com/Gear/MGraves.htm
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JohnS
Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2001 - 3:08 pm:   

Chris:

This is Maniac Mike's collection. And this is only a portion of it! If these pictures don't make you drool, nothing will.

Hey Mike, where are you? We'll forgive you for throwing in a couple of non-Ibanez. What's that brown quilted LP looking guitar with the Bartolini (???) in the bridge positioin and the funny control knobs?
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chris s (Ccs)
Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2001 - 4:19 pm:   

John,
Didn't you just go there and get a strat?You would have to drag me out kicking and screaming.Does he rob banks for a living?
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Mike G.
Posted on Sunday, March 25, 2001 - 3:44 am:   

John,

I'm still changing strings !!

I have more pictures to add to the site but have not had the time to get them in.

I want to add the AR1500 and AR1505 among other goodies.

There are some nice Quilted top Electra's as well as a really cool Electra Les Paul with tree of life inlay on a all maple body with carved leaves on the body.If I can only find an Ibanez with that.......

I also want to share the scalloped neck vine inlay Randy Scrugs as soon as I can get some good closeups of the neck without too much glare.

That quilt top with the Bartolini is nicer than the picture shows.It's another hard to photograph guitar because the top is so shiny.

I'll figure this picture stuff out sooner or later.

I grabbed another Silver Series Strat in sunburst and it plays fantastic.Staggered pole pickups kick butt.

If I don't keep selling some off,I'll have to rob a bank since I just can't stop myself with Ibanez guitars !
I am still amazed that more players have not woke up to these.
I wondering when Orval is going to share some of his goodies with us,He has some real nice guitars.

Mike G.
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Mike G.
Posted on Sunday, March 25, 2001 - 4:09 am:   

John,

Sorry I forget to answer what brand that quilted top Les Paul copy is.
It is a set neck Hondo copy guitar that I remembered from my youth as being a cheapo guitar until I played this one.
The construction is really nice although the stock pickups were pretty lame which is why the original owner experimented with the Bartolini.
I'm torn as to whether or not to put some Super 70's in it.
What do you guys think ? Restore to original Hondo p/u's or make it sound good with some Ibanez humbuckers from that era ?

Mike G.
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Steve (Gitfiddle1)
Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2001 - 12:33 pm:   

UPDATE; Here's a current inventory of my babies

1981 BL500 Blazer
1982 AR112 Artist
1984 RS130 Roadstar
1986 RG140 Roadstar
1986 RG440 Roadstar
1986 RG525 Roadstar
1986 RG600 Roadstar
1993 SF470 S Series
1998 AR200 Artist

I'll try to get a group photo up soon.

Cheers
Steve
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J. Gillespie
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2001 - 1:00 pm:   

I have a very small collection due to the fact that I'm only 17. Thus far it consists of

1998 Squier FatStrat-I replaced the crappy origional pick-ups with the AH1 and AH2 from my Iceman.

1994 Iceman IC350-I put 2 EMG 81's in it. Now, here's what's interesting about it. I have noticed in several places that under the black paint there were hints of green. So i opened up the trem compartment and scratched away some of the black. What I found out was that there is some green paint under the black paint, and it's not just any color green, it's Galaxy Green! I know that color when i see, I was obsessed with the J model. Well, if anyone can give me some info on this occurance please let me know.
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chris s (Ccs)
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2001 - 2:04 pm:   

Wow,considering galaxy green wasn't available until '96(I think)it may have been a early trial run that was shot down and painted over.Also I thought Iceman models didn't come back until '95 making yours,a '94,a early one and who knows what kind of ideas they had on the drawing board that didn't make it for the first run.Just one opinion.
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Skybone
Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2001 - 6:35 pm:   

Like J I have a 94 Iceman (IC300 though) as well.

I got the impression from Mark Hartmans site that the production run got into gear for 95, and the only official 94 issue Iceman was the IC500 (set neck).

Bit of an update, as my '77 2619 Artist has been chopped in for a brand new Tokai LoveRock Custom. Sad I know, but I played it and fell in love.
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Harry Kruisselbrink (Harry)
Posted on Friday, May 04, 2001 - 1:22 pm:   

Hello Ibaneezers!
Wanna see (a big part) of my Ibanez collection?
Go to www.ibanez-vintage-page.de and (after "entry") click on "collectors". Soon a few more will be added, amongst them a beautiful Moderne!
Greetz, Harry Kruisselbrink
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Harry Kruisselbrink (Harry)
Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2001 - 1:22 pm:   

Okay, just to make things easier:
http://www.ibanez-vintage-page.de/
then "entry", next page: "collectors"
Greetz, Harry
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Mark Munchenberg (Munch)
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2001 - 4:14 am:   

Hi guys,

My work associate came over recently and digitally photographed my collection. I can present photos of everything except the PF300 here, which is currently in pieces being restored.

Hope you like them!

1974 Rocket Roll with Set Neck
1975 Firebrand with Bolt neck
1976 12/6 SG Double Bolt Necks
1978 2801 Classical
1980 Joe Pass JP20
1980 AS80
1980 F360BK
1981 AS100
1983 RS505
1986 FG100 Blonde
1986 FG100 Sunburst

Regards,

Mark
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JohnS
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2001 - 7:26 am:   

Mark:

Excellent stuff! I don't remember you mentioning the Joe Pass or the black acoustic before.

What's your impression of the JP? They are going for a pretty high price, these days. Is the price deserved?

Can you give us some details on the acoustic?
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Mark Munchenberg (Munch)
Posted on Friday, May 11, 2001 - 4:07 am:   

John,

The Joe Pass was the second guitar in my collection. I've had it around 5 years now. I think it is a very good guitar in terms of workmanship and detailing. It certainly is quite deluxe.

However, as far as tone goes, it is a bit thin when compared to a GB. I feel the pickup placement could have been thought out more carefully. I'm sure it was put where it was for some tonal reason, but to me it would have been better under the theoretical 24th fret.

Personally I am surprised at the price of these nowadays. I heard that they have been selling for over $3,000 AUS in Melbourne recently.

Do I think they're worth it?? - Not to me. I wouldn't spend that kind of money on one, but clearly people do.

My acoustic is a really nice instrument. The all black finish looks great against the aged binding, abalone purfling, and gold tuners. The split block markers really give it a 'top end of town' vibe.

The finish is unusually thin on it. You can clearly see the grain where the finish has sunk into the wood over the years.

I am unsure if it is a solid top or not. Being black, you simply can't see. The reinforcing fillets inside the sound hole are made of ply, so I'd put my money on it being a ply top. Often the fillets are made from offcuts from the top.

Even if it is ply, this guitar sings beautifully. It has a nice complex sound - plenty of harmonics and overtones - perhaps a little bass shy, but real sweet sounding overall.

It has a nice low action and the body is deeper than a Yamaha FG series.

Overall, I think this is a splendid guitar that was really good value.

Regards,

Mark
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Harry Kruisselbrink (Harry)
Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2001 - 7:42 am:   

Hello Ibaneezers!
Just to let you know that Hasy from the fantastic site http://www.ibanez-vintage-page.de/ offers you, as collectors, the possibility to get your collection published on his site under the section "collectors". I already did so and I am very, very pleased with the result. The pictures of your guitars are featured as "thumbnails". You can click on the guitar's body for an enlargement of the overall picture, and click on the neck for a description of the guitar. Interested? Go to Hasy's page and click on "e-mail" and contact him. He'll tell you all about the costs and the possibilities. Now John, I don't hope you think I try to steal away your "customers", but I think it's a great idea of Hasy to gather as much material as possible on the replica-era of Ibanez, feeded by the various private collections. I hope you can live with that. Besides: the guy does a hell of a job!
Ibaneezers: get together and let everybody enjoy your collection!
Greetings,
Harry
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Arthur Kilinski (Venomboy)
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2001 - 2:00 pm:   

1983 Fender Bullet with EMG 81. Red. Tiny neck, light as a feather.

1995-ish Jackson Stealth HX with 3 EMG humbuckers (81, 85, and 58 -- yes a 58 -- don't make 'em anymore). And it's string thru body. Deep blue, almost black. Tiny slim neck, great sustain. Don't make them anymore :(

1996-ish Jackson Dinky Reverse (the only mod is a EVH d-tuna on the Floyd). Purple, a bit metallic. Stock Jackson pickups aren't great, but stays in tune forever and great for heavy songs.

1982 Ibanez Rocket Roll 2 flame top with Kahler Pro trem. Damn. Can't say enough good things. It's like buttah.

1983 Ibanez Destroyer 2 flametop. Doesn't have original V2, original owner replaced it with a black humbucker, possibly a DiMarzio Distortion. Plays just like the Rocket Roll.

1983 Lado Canadian Devil. Kahler Flyer Trem. Doesn't have original pickups. Wicked shape, neck thru body, heavy as hell! Still getting used to it, might consider selling it. Only a dozen or so were EVER made.
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Tim Walker
Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2001 - 2:11 pm:   

Hi everyone, here's my collection as of August 2001, small, but perfectly formed... I'll post pics later.

1974/75? Ibanez Artist 2617 NT

1978 Ibanez Artist 2622 AV

1978 Ibanez Musician MC400 DS

1979 Ibanez Musician Limited Edition

1975?? Ibanez Vintage 6 string Acoustic
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FUNKBONE
Posted on Wednesday, September 05, 2001 - 6:20 pm:   

I have 4 Blazer basses, 1 Roadstar bass, 2 Blazer 6 strings, and a Custom Agent. I dont know the year of ANY OF THEM. I want a challenger. John's creamy one would do just fine ;)
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John Muijen (Johnm)
Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2001 - 5:57 pm:   

Sort of started collecting not too long ago so my small collection will probably grow.

1974 2355 ES 175 copy (Tobacco Sunburst, no serial #)
1975 Strat (Tobacco Sunburst)
1977 Silver Series Strat (Black)
1977 2351m Les Paul
1982 Artist (white / cream / gold hardware)
1989 RG something (Red and beaten up, has been my main stage guitars for a decade).
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John Muijen (Johnm)
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2001 - 9:03 am:   

Here are some pics:

strat-2.jpg
'77 silver series strat.
es175-2.jpg
'74 2355 ES 175

More will follow.

John
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John Muijen (Johnm)
Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2001 - 10:18 am:   

I think I am getting (am?) addicted to old Ibanez guitars and effects....I just bought a Black tele copy on Ebay. I think it is a 2352ct.

I'll post pictures as soon as they are available.
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JohnS
Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2001 - 10:02 am:   

Here are pictures sent in of Cameron Berthold's Ibanez Guitars:

blueblazer
Ibanez BL 500 LB (Laser Blue) 1995 model
Body: Ash
Neck: quarter sawn rock maple neck, maple fingerboard
Pickups-
Neck: Ibanez SB1
Middle: Ibanez S1
Bridge: Ibanez V2
Tremolo: Ibanez TZ100
Hardware: Gold
Came complete with a thumb print on the gold neckplate from a worker at the Fujigen plant in Japan (ah, the joy's of sweat and gold hardware) I took out the original pickups for a bit more grunt

greenroadstar
Ibanez Roadstar II Series, Dec. 1982 model
Body: Ash
Neck: Maple with rosewood fingerboard
Pickups: Ibanez S1 x 3
Tremolo: Powerocker
Hardware: Black
This mighty beast has been re-birthed from a black battered up, no-going piece of crap to the treasure it is today. All the restoration work was done by our luthier Craig Upfold. The colour is called "PineLime Splice" after an ice cream bar we have in Australia by that same name and same colour. The neck has been given the vintage look in the finish on the back of it and a "mother of toilet seat" black pearl pickguard cut to the same specs as the original factory pickguard. Craig even went to the trouble of spraying the body colour over the old silver logo on the headstock, it looks as if it was done at the factory. This guitar was built at Fujigen factory, as well.
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Mark_Hartman (Mark_Hartman)
Posted on Sunday, November 04, 2001 - 8:52 pm:   

Hi all!

Been a while since I posted my collection photo - and there has been plenty of changes. I've sold all my bolt-necks (just a personal preference thing) and tried several awesome brands that are coming in from the Orient these days.

Some of those brands (Jay Turser, Cort, Dillion) were not available in my local store - buy ebay came to my rescue and provided me a chance to check out the "Ibanez of the New Millenium" - or, in other words, brands that are high-quality, low-cost like Ibanez was in the seventies. I've been very impressed, I must say.

Anyone else try some of this stuff? I mean...I know it's cheap - but it still rocks! :)

Hartman's Collection Nov2001
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Mike G.
Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2001 - 5:43 am:   

Mark,

I too, went for a Jay Turser Artist style Semi-hollow body with the vine inlay on the fretboard.
Although the inlay work does not look as nice as the Ibanez with the tree of life,the guitar plays great and sounds surprisingly good.
So good in fact that I went for another Jay Turser with the vine inlay on a Jazz box.
I found that the necks are very comfortable and the action is great too.
Besides,Ibanez choose not to make a vine inlay semi-hollow...and if they did I wonder how much that would be going for now?

I also have a mint Cort TRG1 that is for sale.
That was a Jim Triggs designed guitar built by Cort Korea.
It also has a very nice neck and action but the pickups just don't do it for me.
The guitar still smells new even .

P.S. NICE COLLECTION !
Mike G.
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Jorgen (Jorgen)
Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2001 - 10:01 am:   

Mike:

A tip for you about the TRG1 that you seem to like.
Change the pickups... :)

/Jörgen
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JohnS
Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2001 - 3:09 pm:   

If you're a fan of blondes covered in vines this picture should knock your socks off. This is the collection of "Professionals" owned by Greg of Arkansas.

GregsVines

Of the 4 Bob Weirs, 1 is a '77, the others are '78s. Then there's a '77 and a '78 Scruggs. The icing on the cake is the Bob Weir promo poster. Maybe we can entice Greg to tell us more about his fascination with the Professional Series?
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blues
Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2001 - 4:38 pm:   

Hello Greg,

You have a Very, Very nice collection!

All the best,
Harold
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Reinier S.
Posted on Friday, November 16, 2001 - 10:20 am:   

I only have 1 Ibanez bass guitar, never knew they made such cool guitars until recently...
Anyway I have got the Ibanez 2388b bass guitar (Rickenbacker model) in an absolutely perfect condition....
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russell
Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 - 5:44 am:   

Better late than not at all -
A small (but growing collection) :

Model 2382 SG Copy (Mahogany) pre-serial number days
1984 AM205 in mint condition.
1977 (what I think is a 2402) twin in Mahogany
1977 (what is probably a 2350) Custom - curly maple top and mahogany back gold fittings and a funny logo on the headstock!
1973 Model 698 Concord Dreadnought acoustic.

When I work out how to upload pics I will!
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russell
Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 - 6:03 am:   

As promised I've read the instructions on picture posting so here's a couple -


AM205


2402?


2350?
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Jorgen (Jorgen)
Posted on Sunday, December 02, 2001 - 4:42 pm:   

I love solidbody Artists, and I have focused my collection mainly on those guitars.
So, here are some goodies. From left to right:

Goodies2

´78 2618 (Antique violin)
´76 2617 (Natural)
´78 2671 Randy Scruggs Prof. (Brown Sunburst)
´77 2619 Early model (Sunburst)
´79 2619 (Black)
´82 AR-100 (Pearl White) laying down

/Jörgen
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Russellw (Russellw)
Posted on Monday, December 03, 2001 - 1:51 am:   

And here are the rest of the pics (in order) the 698 Jumbo, and a 2382 (I think) SG Copy.

698
2382
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Harry
Posted on Monday, December 03, 2001 - 9:00 am:   

Hi Russell!
Your SG is a model 2354.
Greetz, Harry
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Russellw (Russellw)
Posted on Monday, December 03, 2001 - 5:44 pm:   

Thanks Harry - I'm glad someone can tell the difference !!
Cheers'
Russell
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Wayno (Wayno)
Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2002 - 8:23 pm:   

My 2 Ibanez guitars:
1984 (Dec) Roadstar II RS530, all transp cherry
2000 Soundgear RS885 5-str bass, all black

I bought the RS530 in still new cond at a shop a few years ago for $185!!! Of my 6 solid body electrics, it is far and away the most versatile and playable; w/ the cleanest mid tones, too. I love the Prorocker trem for a dozen reasons.

NOTE: Mrs. Wolftone:
I may have missed some in the total list, but you were the only other RS530 owner. All of the RS530's I've seen (in Seattle) were either all transp cherry over flamed maple or ebony, with the red/black striped binding. That turquoise top must look elegant against that black back. Is the headstock also turquoise?

The SR885 bass is one of the most playable 5-str I could find - great neck dimensions, percussive response, and vari-mid tone control FOREVER!

Most Ibanez new/used guitars seem to melt in my hands. I'm apt to overpower Fenders and spend a lot of time tweeking Gibsons and wondering why they cost so much.
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Gitfiddle1 (Gitfiddle1)
Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2002 - 11:03 am:   

Wayno,

I think the flame top version is an RS535. Check out;
'Cool Contemporary Electrics' "Roadstar Corner Q&A"
I borrowed this photo from that thread...
RS535

Cheers
Steve
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Johnm (Johnm)
Posted on Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 7:49 am:   

Here's a picture of my Ibanez copies:

Ibanez copies

1975 Strat
1977 2351m Les Paul
19?? 2352ct Telcaster
1977 Silver Series Strat (Black)
1974(?) 2355 ES 175 copy no serial #
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Johnm (Johnm)
Posted on Sunday, January 13, 2002 - 4:54 pm:   

Just added an AM100 to my collection. Pictures to follow.
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Gitfiddle1 (Gitfiddle1)
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 11:29 pm:   

Hey gang,

"Mr. Roadstar" here. I FINALLY got around to shooting a photo of some of my Roadstars. Maybe someday I'll get the hang of a digital camera and have a GOOD photo to post. In the meantime, from left to right;

1983 RS1500BS (Brown Sunburst)
1986 RG600WP (Wine Pearl)
1986 RG525GM (Gun Metallic)
1986 RG440PL (Pearl)
1986 RG420CI (Cherry Ice)
1986 RG420BK (Black)

Cheers
Steve
Roadstars.jpg
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Gitfiddle1 (Gitfiddle1)
Posted on Thursday, April 04, 2002 - 12:35 pm:   

UPDATE: Here's a current inventory...

Roadstars
1983 RS1500BS
1983 RS1400SS (FINALLY found one!)
1984 RS130BK
1986 RG410PR (NOS never sold)
1986 RG420CI
1986 RG420BK
1986 RG440PL
1986 RG525GM
1986 RG600WP

Other
1993 SF470BK
199? EXB404

Cheers
Steve
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Guitaki (Guitaki)
Posted on Sunday, May 19, 2002 - 8:47 pm:   

I finally got the "family portrait" taken.. so here it finally is. There are also non-Ibanezes, but there is a reason for every one of them. From left to right:

Ibanez AR300av '81
Fernandez Dragonfly Pro '99? (Rediculously cheap, sustainer is a cool toy!)
Ibanez CN200iw '78 (with an original case!)
Fenix Strat w/ Kinmans/Duncan 90's (Surprisingly cool.)
Ibanez AM255 '83
Btamba '01 (Hand made for my specs.)
Landola J-85 (Incredible for the price!)
Noname chinese strat (Buyer found.. :))
Fender Am Dlx Strat w/DiMarzio ('De-hanced' by a lousy luthier-wannabe. Will do it ready some day..)

1,My Family
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Guitaki (Guitaki)
Posted on Sunday, May 19, 2002 - 8:52 pm:   

My Family
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Guitaki (Guitaki)
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 7:37 pm:   

Actually, now looking at this thread up and down, I decided to call back to a guy that offered me a black all original '86 RG140 for 160$ a few weeks ago. Even if it was all black (that I hate), I still know it to be a great guitar when set up well. The hard case also seemed to be original. I hope the guy still has the guitar, he didn't know what he had, so it might get of even cheaper.

By the way, another guy around here is still desperately trying to sell his red RG140 ('86 also) that has pretty bad belt buckle scars, regular strat pickguard (it doesn't fit at all!) and Fender Am Std pickups.. He asks 500$ for it! I had understood that he asks 180$ when I was testing it, and when I heard what he really is asking, I almost started laughing loud! Man, he had shaped a regular strat pickguard from the lower horn a bit with a knife or something, and the jack plug end of the pickguard didn't even reach the end of the control routing in the wood! I suppose it is good that a guy is excited and tries, but he absolutely did not succeed.

-Aki.
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Gitfiddle1 (Gitfiddle1)
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 8:15 pm:   

Aki,

I sold a black '86 RG140 in good condition for $200 (w/case) a while back. It was one of my favorite players...

Cheers
Steve
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Guitaki (Guitaki)
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 8:30 am:   

Phew.. I have to take more pictures soon, I just called the guy and I will pay 150$ for the guitar when I get it tomorrow. There are some minor things, like polishing the frets and checking out the intonation and saddle, but those means nothing, since I always do those in any guitar I buy.

It is left to be seen how long can I stand looking the whole black guitar. I suppose I will atleast make a pickguard from some pearloid colour, maybe even refinish the body some day.

Well, that day might be many years from now. Or maybe never..


-Aki.
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Johnm (Johnm)
Posted on Monday, July 08, 2002 - 9:35 am:   

current collection

Here's my current collection. I have sold my sunburst strat and les paul copy. The telecaster is currently for sale at ebay Germany.

I'm waiting for another Artfield (this time an AFD-25) to arrive. I will post pictures as soon as they become available.

Here the list:

1973 2355 ES-175 copy
1973 2352 Tele Custom
1977 Silver Series Stratocaster
1982 Artist AR 100
1983 AM 100
1990 Arfield AFD-40
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Brett (Brett)
Posted on Saturday, October 05, 2002 - 12:39 pm:   

I'm new, so a show and tell seems like the best place to start (well, tell anyway).

I play a lot, my focus is on musicals (I work for two theatres), jazz quartet stuff (sax and rhythm section), and big band (old style in the military dance band and new swing in a city band). I average one gig a week, no "promotional" freebees, all well-paying. My sound requirements run the full spectrum from nylon string to vintage marshall/Les Paul sounds. I've owned Gibsons and Fenders but hated having so much cash locked-up in instruments that I needed for work. Then I found the "bastard." (more on this below). I've bought Ibanez ever since.

So here's the list:

1978 Musician, blond neck-through, absolutely mint with no wear, a 350nt from what I can gather, though it has the pickup selector in a different spot than the ones in the pictures on another site (switch by the pots instead of on the upper horn). For those of you who have never played a musician series, beware, they are heavy as hell. This is probably due to the mounds of brass used in the back-plate and everywhere else. Looks great, but you pretty much have to be sitting down. Forget about a strap. Because of this I don't take it out much, and I might sell it in the near future.

1986 Artist Solidbody, Black, a little worn (one of my two main guitars), fitted with a Roland GK2AH V-Guitar pickup (to go through a Roland VG-88, they rock) with no permanent alteration to the guitar (I am a purist, stop butchering these fine axes!).

1994(?) Talman, White, nice "spooge" coloured pickguard, gobs of gold hardware, great neck (best I've played), very warm sound but not muddy, a real hit with the big-bands because of the looks and sound. They sell for cheap, too.

The "bastard"-

1982 Roland G303 midi-guitar, made by FujiRoland, Japan, plays and sounds like my 86 Artist. It's a bastard because it has been re-finished. It was originally white. The pickups have been changed to a Gibson PAF at the neck and an Ibanez Vsomething at the bridge. On the plus side, the work was done by George Furlanetto, a famous Luthier in Ontario and maker of the "F" basses, it's signed by him inside the control cavity. It now has a high-gloss red-burst finish front and back and all the way up the neck. The back was contoured to give a Strat-Like shape to it and the neck joint was smoothed-out. A coil-tap switch was also tastefully added. It plays really well, though the neck falls a bit when standing, due to a short upper horn. Overall the guitar was very similiar to a low-end Musician series Ibanez before the mods, which despite my description above aren't really too extreme. There is ample evidence of the original guitar. When I get a digital camera I'll post some pics, as the guitar is quite beautiful. I don't take it out much, as I've had a couple of close calls as far as damage goes. I got this axe, plus an old silver GR8 Roland board for dirt-cheap, mostly because the shop that had it didn't know what the hell it was. I traded them even for the axe, board, heavy-duty flight cases, new cables, and other goodies by giving them a used Gibson LP studio which I hated (muddy as sin). I only bought Ibanez after using this guitar as my main one for about 5 years.

1988 Casio MG-510, also made by Fujigen-Gakki, is identical to a japanese Squire strat but has a pretty good midi-converter on it. No built-in sounds, but tracks fairly well. Great for entering data into music programs. It's mint and all black, including the picguard, pickups and hardware, and has some very chic 80s style pink writing on it. Plus a built-in tuner, a real hit with other geeks. I added a Roland GK2AH pickup to it as well, so I can drive the new Roland VG-88 via the 13pin output, plus drive a separate midi sound-bank through the guitar's built-in midi out. There is also the regular 1/4 output for the regular sound, if I wanted to use it. I got this guitar for $250 Canadian, because again, the shop didn't know what they had. I see older japanese Squire strats going for $450 in Canada, and they're usually beat-up or modded.

2000 Godin Glissantar- nylon string, semi-accoustic, FRETTLESS 11 string. If anyone knows how to play one of these I'm open to suggestions... It seemed like it would be fun to use in the shop! I'd think about selling it if I thought anyone would actually buy it.

I sold some other Ibanez strat-copies, but nothing worth writing about.

I know this is long, but bear with me...

Amps-

Check out Roland's old Cube series. I have two orange and two grey super-cubes. They are hard to break and repair easily when they do fry. Great for running stereo (with the Roland VG-88), and they have a warm sound with some natural compression. Most shops don't think their worth anything so you can get them for as low as $200 Canadian. I've had Fender, MusicMan and DeanMarkely amps and they were all crap by comparison.

I love this site and I look forward to reading all your entries!
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Johnm (Johnm)
Posted on Saturday, October 05, 2002 - 5:58 pm:   

Hi Brett,

How about some pics of your axes?

John M
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Dave_G (Dave_G)
Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2002 - 8:09 am:   

Heres a group you don't see everyday..Thought I'd get the "Girls" together for a group shot.

agents
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Sixvsix (Sixvsix)
Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2002 - 11:14 am:   

Tarts! I want one.
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Maniac (Maniac)
Posted on Monday, January 27, 2003 - 8:51 pm:   

Hello Ibanez lovers !

I have updated some of the pics of my collection at this site.

http://www.collectguitars.com/Gear/MGraves.htm

I still have to take more pics to get the rest of them in there. (The Les Paul Lawsuits Etc.)

I have deleted the 65' Fender Mustang & the other Fender stuff but had to include my Electra Super Magnum with their version of the tree-of-life just for comparison next to the Randy Scruggs...

Take a look when you have about 10 minutes to
kill.

Maniac
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Johnm (Johnm)
Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2003 - 11:07 am:   

Hi Maniac,

Awesome collection! If you ever plan on selling anything just let me know. (The challengers in particular).

John M
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Johns (Johns)
Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2003 - 11:21 am:   

Anybody else jealous? :) Now you know what I got a glimpse of! That wine colored Scruggs with blocks is a magnificent guitar!
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Tim_Walker (Tim_Walker)
Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2003 - 3:35 pm:   

I don't have the space for that lot, never mind the cash!
Having said that, mine's grown to 7 Artists, 2 Musicians, 1 Acoustic & 1 Artwood Twin, but I'm not getting any more (honest).
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Sixvsix (Sixvsix)
Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2003 - 4:44 pm:   

Hi Mike

Your collection is tremendous!

I was thinking about refinishing my blue Weir back to natural. After seeing your Scruggs Iím thinking wine red.

How would you best describe the colour? It appears to be a claret finish in the photographs or is it more like the shade that Gibson used in the 70ís on their Les Paul Standard and Deluxe models?

six
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Mr_Roadstar (Mr_Roadstar)
Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2003 - 7:46 pm:   

Maniac,

Hey, that 12-string Artist looks familiar! :)

Nice looking bunch, Mike. Are you still thinning the herd? Or have you had a G.A.S. relapse?

Cheers
Steve
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Dave_G (Dave_G)
Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2003 - 8:23 pm:   

Mike...WOW..The Ibanez Musuem ! Your collection is VERY IMPRESSIVE ! That Burgandy Scruggs is just unbelieveable ! Thanks for sharing
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Craigjc (Craigjc)
Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2003 - 12:08 pm:   

Mike, that's not a collection - that's a good start at a museum!! But you're missing some important examples of Ibanez history. If you get a korina Destroyer, an Artwood Twin, and a 2674, I think you should charge admission. Great assortment. Which one's your favorite?
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Maniac (Maniac)
Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2003 - 10:15 pm:   

Hey guys,

Thank you for all your compliments.

John M., The Challengers are staying,sorry.
I'll buy more if anyone is selling those...Hint

Tim, I don't have an Artwood Twin OR a dark stained 2617....OR a Black 2619 for that matter.
I do have a dark stained Weir with vines though.

Six, YOU have the only blue stained one we know of right ?
The color of that Scruggs is very hard to photograph and hard to describe in words. I guess it is close to black cherry soda color.It's a little darker than the Gibson Les Paul color.

Steve, your old 12 string Artist looks better than that picture as you know and I love that guitar,thanks again. I am still thinning the herd but picking up a few along the way too. (Sell 3 ,buy one)

Dave & Craig, GOOD IDEA ! Maybe I could charge admission to help pay for all of these guitars !
I do have a Korina Destroyer and a bunch of others that haven't been photo'd yet. The 2710 Artist/Musician for example. There are about another 50 or so Ibanez guitars here...

How could I possibly pick ONE FAVORITE ?
Every time I do, the following week I play another one that I think is my FAVORITE.
Believe it or not, some of those bolt neck Les Paul copies fall into that category quite often.

No wonder I'm broke all the time.
I figured since I will never be rich, I might as well die poor and HAPPY !

Thanks everyone, wait till we get to see all of Orvals' goodies ! If that is even possible.

Kansas City, Kansas City here we come...

Maniac
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Gary_R (Gary_R)
Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2003 - 12:32 am:   

Wow. Thanks for sharing. Also, I scrolled down thru your pics for my wife to show her that it is, in fact, true that I don't have enough guitars yet. That my measley 10 guitars is not a problem, merely a starting point.
GR
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Meranti (Meranti)
Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2003 - 12:57 am:   

Mike,

Yours is a World Class Ibanez collection. If Hoshino or Ibanez decide to start a museum, you will definitely be one they will contact. Thanks for sharing with us.

Best regards,

Meranti
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Sixspeed (Sixspeed)
Posted on Sunday, May 04, 2003 - 1:20 pm:   

hi everyone, just stumbled onto your site...I love Ibanez too,I have 87 roadstar rg440, 78 Musician MC300, and 84 AM205.Would love to sen pic but don't know how...
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Raskolnikov (Raskolnikov)
Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 - 11:14 am:   

My S540 collection.

s540s

L to R: '97 Green flametop, '95 Purple flametop,
'93 Oil finish, '92 Antique violin, '90 Purple neon
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Mr_Roadstar (Mr_Roadstar)
Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 - 3:23 pm:   

Very nice !!

Cheers
Steve
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Pepek (Pepek)
Posted on Saturday, June 21, 2003 - 2:11 pm:   

Hi owners of Ibanez Howard Roberts models.How do you like this guitar?Did you ever had chance to compare it with Gibson HR and what was the difference in fill and sound?Thank you for your comments.Best regards pepek
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Bobmeredith (Bobmeredith)
Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 - 7:33 am:   

Hi Folks,

Iíve been visiting the site for 12 months now and would like to thank all the people who have contributed. Your knowledge has allowed me to date and identify the 3 Ibanez guitars I currently own.

I have been a full time Pro for over 25 years and have owned a variety of instruments.I play guitar, bass, sax, and mandolin.

Iím more of a player than a collector; my current collection has been chosen to accommodate my wide range of interests, playing styles and professional requirements.
I modify all of my instruments, but all the mods are totally reversible.

**1992 USA Custom UCEQM-TP: for Metal, Fusion and great rhythm sounds.

Refret
New pickups (Seymour Duncan, 59eróClassic Stack---Trembucker
Hipshot Tremsetter)

**1981 LR-10: For Jazz, Blues, and Fusion. I really enjoy the response of this guitar.

Refret
Chrome Sperzal Tuners
Chrome Gotoh bridge (GE 103B-TG)
Gotoh tailpiece (GE101Z).
No mods here they are a direct replacement. Keep the original parts in case I ever have to sell.(No itís not for sale!)

**1981 AR-300 CS: For just about anything. Itís a really great versatile guitar. Does all of the above plus rock, pop, and country styles as well. Love the ebony neck. This guitar has become my current favourite.

Refret
Gold Sperzals
New Brass Sustain Block
Gold Gotoh bridge (GE 103B-TG)
Gold Gotoh tailpiece (GE101Z).


I bought the AR-300 about 6 months ago and had it refretted to fix a previous mediocre refret. At that time the repairer pointed out the problem with the bridge. Although the bridge is in really good condition, it had flattened out, making it hard to adjust the action

He suggested replacing the bridge by creating a new brass block for the body, buying any new bridge of my choice, and drilling and tapping the new block to accommodate the new bridge and posts.

This leaves the old bridge and brass block completely unaltered and stored away in a drawer for safe keeping.

The brass body block is easy to remove, it just screws in. I chose a standard Gold Gotoh bridge (GE 103B-TG) and while I was at it I replaced the tailpiece with a standard Gotoh tailpiece (GE101Z). No problem here the threads and width match up perfectly. If you wanted to go a little more up market you could go for a Tonepros bridge which
locks on to the post like the Gibraltar. (Whatís the world coming to, people copying Ibanez!) There is a very wide old SG style bridge on the All Parts site that might work too. If you use a very narrow bridge you may need to slant it too give you enough adjustment range on the top strings. Anyway I digress.

THE RESULT: SIMPLY BRILLIANT!!!!!
The increase in sustain is incredible! The new block is pure brass, whereas the original (despite the Ibanez literature) may not have been. The fit between block, posts, and bridge is ROCK SOLID, which may also account for the improvement.

The sustain has increased noticeably, the notes are more defined, and the balance from 6th to 1st seems better as well. And of course the action is greatly improved as well. The whole instrument rings like a bell, and thatís before itís plugged in!

I thought the old bridge & block system was really good, but this modification is incredible AND TOTALLY REVERSABLE.

If youíre a player and a collector and need to preserve/replace your existing bridge, then
try this mod; you wonít be disappointed.

OTHER INSTRUMENTS IN MY COLLECTION INCLUDE;

**1960 Fender Precision Bass (what can I say?)
**Hand made Greg Smallman Steel string acoustic (Exquisite Soloists instrument)
**Suzuki Nylon (Good quality, Cheap but useful)
**Suzuki Steel String (as above)

IBANEZ IíVE OWNED

**GB-10 (Really nice guitar but slight intonation and feedback problems limited itís live use. Prefer my LR-10 for versatility)

**1978 Artist 2622 AV (I loved this guitar, donít know why I sold it, I was a dickhead!)

**Blazer Bass (Good quality cheap backup instrument)

**59er (I donít remember much about this one, I used it as a spare at my Teaching studio)

OTHER GUITARS IíVE OWNED

**Les Paul Custom (My 2nd guitar, was never happy with it, sold it after I bought the Artist 2622)

**Guild S-100 (nice axe, sold it to buy a GB-10)

**Fender Squire Tele (52 Reissue)

Having owned Gibsons, Guilds and Fenders I donít feel the need to own a ďname brandĒ and have been a big fan of Ibanez for their high quality value for money instruments.

I mainly buy all my gear second hand and some of the older instruments still represent good value for money.I agree with the view that some of the Artist series were much better the Gibson Les Pauls of the day. Iíd like to compare my LR-10 to a 335.

ME

Iím ďtemporarily resting between engagementsĒ and Iím looking to retire from the music business in the near future. (Iím working part time in IT as a network admin/tech support). As soon as I get a full time IT gig I can give up playing for money and get back to playing music I really enjoy)

Iíll post again soon with a few questions and comments, till then best wishes to you all.

Great Site John,

Bob Meredith

NSW. Australia
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Tonyboy (Tonyboy)
Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2004 - 11:12 pm:   

Hello Everyone, I'm new to this site. I'm not sure if anyone cares what I have in my current guitar collection. I noticed that the last post on this threat was back in Sept.2003 so Im not totally convinced that anyone is reading this. However, I enjoy reading of all the instruments that you folks own.Some of the collections are breath taking.
Anyway, Here goes...

1964 Fender Stratocaster (10/02/64,I think)
1975 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe
1979 Fender Strat
Early 1980's G&L ASAP (with B-Bender)
Two 1985 Ibanez Roadstars RS530TR
1991 Paul Reed Smith Custom 22 10 Top
1994 Musicman EVH model
1998 Peavey Wolfgang
2003 Carvin AE185
Washburn Acoustic
Maui Xaphoon
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Mr_Roadstar (Mr_Roadstar)
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2004 - 12:33 am:   

Tony,

'Course we care! Welcome to the ICW. It's about time somebody bumped this thread.

I just realized I'm going the wrong direction. I'm down to a total of 7 guitars now (all Ibanez):

'83 RS1400SS
'86 RG420BK
'86 RG420CI
'86 RG440PL
'86 RG440PR (latest addition)
'91 EXB404BR (bass)

and...

A second attempt at a 12-string Roadstar. This one looks like it will become a reality. I'll post up a photo when it's playable.

Cheers
Steve
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Johns (Johns)
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2004 - 2:02 pm:   

TonyBoy:

The reason this conversation seems old is that, at 140 messages it got umwieldy.

I started a new topic called: Survey - What's In Your Collection II, on Sunday, July 14, 2002. Currently, there's only about 40 messages in that thread, so it loads faster.

If you come by regularly, it's pretty easy to use the "Last Day" and "Last Week" menu selections to keep up with any messages that are new.
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Psychoshredder (Psychoshredder)
Posted on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 11:08 pm:   

ok,I'm not into vintage guitars.
my long time fav is the RG!
Here's the list :

RG 520 QS TK
RG 270 DX customized with Picasso custom graphic and 2 hum-hum configuration ( no mid pu anymore)
RGR 220 DX, customized with 3 tone (black, more black, blackest) kamikaze graphic.
RGR 320 DX, customized with 3 tone ( black, grey, light grey) kamikaze graphic.
RG 320 DX QM Trans Green
RGR 620 TKS, a japanese domestic guitar. my sweetheart.

Still searching for :
RG 565, green or red
RG 770 FM, cherry sunburst
RG USA custom, any kind as long as it has reversed headstock w. sharktooth inlay, preferable with Hum-Hum configuration.
JPM 100 P3
JPM 90

Anyone has those babies and thinking to selling, please let me know.

John, I would like to share the pic of my collection, please let me know how to do it.

thanks.
MP
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Artfield (Artfield)
Posted on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 6:02 pm:   

my picture
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Dave_G (Dave_G)
Posted on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 10:03 pm:   

Those Artfields are amazing..Whats a guy got to trade to get the one with the vines ?
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Thrakkor
Username: Thrakkor

Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, April 06, 2005 - 12:55 pm:   

2004 BTB 1006EOL
2002 BTB405QM (trans black)
1985 Roadstar 2
1983 Roadstar 2 (32" scale)
1979 Roadster Fretless
2000/01 Dean Edge Q5
Jazz Clone build in process
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Tubescorcher
Username: Tubescorcher

Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2006 - 8:58 pm:   

My growing Ibanez Family:ibanez electrics
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Tubescorcher
Username: Tubescorcher

Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2006 - 9:02 pm:   

OOps!!!
ibanez electrics
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Bobzilla
Username: Bobzilla

Registered: 02-2005
Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 12:49 pm:   

here's an update with the 1980 ar500 added. Small "collection" but... decent axes. 4
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B5erik
Username: B5erik

Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 2:01 pm:   

Decent? Bob, you are the master of understatement!

I'd say killer axes would be more accurate.

I love the two on the right...
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Ibanezfreak1960
Username: Ibanezfreak1960

Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 5:27 pm:   

Nice family photo Bob. I'm glad you didn't jump on that ST a while back, this one was worth the wait!
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Bobzilla
Username: Bobzilla

Registered: 02-2005
Posted on Monday, May 01, 2006 - 3:05 pm:   

'78 mc500nt.... '83 ar1200av.... '80 ar500cs.... '78 ar2622 from left to right and thanx guys.
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M_hendrix
Username: M_hendrix

Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 10:59 pm:   

I don't have any Ibanez guitars, although I've owned several. In the late '80s, early '90s I ran them out of RG replacement necks. :-)

I am looking for a NICE ARTWOOD TWIN

I have old BC Rich, Fenders, a few other things, and Lucy.

lucy
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Holmis63
Username: Holmis63

Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 4:28 pm:   

Hi ICW:s

My modest collection.

January 77 Bob Weir professional, exc condition and sounds like butter!

2004 Korean ar300, not bad at all, in fact very good but not as a 70-80:s ibanez:s!

79 standard stratocaster, not an ibanez but i love it, own it since new and sounds like bells crashing!



Holmis63
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Guitartim
Username: Guitartim

Registered: 04-2001
Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 12:47 pm:   

M hendrix~OK...are you going to tell us exactly what your flamey 'Lucy' is?
Gibson, Tokai...etc.
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M_hendrix
Username: M_hendrix

Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2006 - 7:47 am:   

itsagibson
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Acetan
Username: Acetan

Registered: 09-2003
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2006 - 11:57 am:   

Hofner Violin Bass
Hagstrom II
Fender Mustang Bass
Ibanez 755
Ibanez 2350
Ibanez 2617
Ibanez 2640
Ibanez MC-200
Ibanez FA-100NT
Ibanez AS-50
Aria Cardinal
Ibanez AE405TV
Ibanez AR-150
Ibanez AM-255
Ibanez AE410BK
Ibanez LE420TR
Ibanez MC-924
Ibanez LE450
Ibanez LE405
Ibanez LE520DV
Ibanez FG-100NT
Ibanez AM-205SE
Fender Stratocaster
Ibanez AM-300
Fender Urge
Ibanez AE40OS
Ibanez AG195AV
Ibanez AF195AV

Most will be sold soon. ...sob!!

Ace
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Sixvsix
Username: Sixvsix

Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2006 - 2:36 am:   

Looks like a 58 to me.

six
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Emilio
Username: Emilio

Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2006 - 10:46 am:   

apart from them I hav a dt400 and a rs1000
http://s75.photobucket.com/albums/i305/emifon/
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Dave_g
Username: Dave_g

Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2006 - 11:40 am:   

Emilio.....WOW ! Fantastic collection you have there ! How do you find the time to play all of those beauties ?
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Emilio
Username: Emilio

Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2006 - 5:10 pm:   

well ,i have to say that sometimes it's like what hapens with cd's,I mean looking to this piles and can't decide which one I will listen....
My son (14) plays also ,although he is not alowed to play most of them, he likes the RS's and lespauls.Myself i like them all, although I am more a collector than a player
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Avidking
Username: Avidking

Registered: 06-2005
Posted on Sunday, October 08, 2006 - 2:24 am:   

I have a Steve Vai Jem prototype personally given to me by him.
Its intonation is out of this world.
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Partsman
Username: Partsman

Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 3:46 pm:   

well I guess I have enough Ibanezs to take a few pics of them together so here they are..even though I don't know the model #'s for some, maybe yall can help!
a Greco hummingbird 12 string copy, a pre-serial number les paul recording professional model number ????, a 99 AS120, a pre serial number ES335 copy model number ????,a 79 musician MC???, a 75 w/ ser. num. 2354
a SC420 classic, a SB70,a ST1200?? doubleneck, a couple of Roadstar II's, and my XV500 on ebay now
1
2
3
4
 I had to throw in a pic of my 1966 Kay strat copy


Mark C.
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Partsman
Username: Partsman

Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 4:30 pm:   

Oh well, my text didn't show up with the pics.....
anyway, I don't know the model #'s for the pre serial number les paul recording professional, the musician MC???, and the pre serial number ES335 copy.Hopefully someone can help! The last pic is of my 1966 Kay strat copy!

Mark C.
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Grailkeeper2676
Username: Grailkeeper2676

Registered: 7-2005
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 7:23 am:   

Does anybody know the model number for the 59style Korina V.I have the antoria version and am looking for valuations to update my insurance.

Thanks Mike
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Dave_g
Username: Dave_g

Registered: 1-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 8:50 am:   

2387DX
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Johns
Username: Johns

Registered: 2-2001
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 9:12 am:   

Dave:

Isn't the "DX" version the cherry V? I thought the korina was called the "CT" or Custom?
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Grailkeeper2676
Username: Grailkeeper2676

Registered: 7-2005
Posted on Friday, April 13, 2007 - 3:58 am:   

Thanks guys.It's a start.

Mike
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Tbplayer
Username: Tbplayer

Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Saturday, April 28, 2007 - 10:38 pm:   

hi folks, long time listener time 2cnd caller
my collection so far:
1976 concord 684 E "hummingbird"-cherry sunburst
1977 silver series strat- white
1977 challenger strat- black
1979 2617 artist- natural}
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Ibnose
Username: Ibnose

Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 8:53 pm:   

What I have:
'79 ar300/2619 antique violin
'80 fj70 fender acoustic
'81 ar100 natural flame
'89 orville by gibson lp copy tobacco finish
'02 es100 tokai natural flame
each one is a joy to play, each one very different.
Ib
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Bobzilla
Username: Bobzilla

Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Monday, June 25, 2007 - 10:46 am:   

here's my new IBZ bass and one of the Vietnam axes with the IBZ pearl tuners.

1 2
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Chucke99
Username: Chucke99

Registered: 2-2007
Posted on Monday, June 25, 2007 - 3:27 pm:   

Hey Bob, how does the Viet Nam axe play? I got a Tele with the inlays from Taiwan (there seem to be a few of these "inlay" masters out there at the moment) and it's a piece of carp (sp). The neck was routed crooked and I had to do a job on it to straighten it and reposition the bridge. It plays, but I'm disappointed in it.
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Bobzilla
Username: Bobzilla

Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 11:26 am:   

Chuck, there'a another thread on the history of the 2 Vietnamese axes I have. I feel for you dude. I dumped a ton of $$ into getting both to be players. The Flower Vietnam axe is now a killer machine. I completely gutted a Gibby LP and shoved it in the Flower axe. It's a killer, unfortunately, it's been in a state of disrepair for 4 months because someone has my little oparts and won't return them. I suggest NOT buying these guitars for exactly the problems you indicate with your neck. Luckily, I only paid $70 each for mine, then I dumped a chunk of change into them to salvage them Both turned out totally awesome, worth the investment but they sure were pieces of crap when they arrived. v
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Tubescorcher
Username: Tubescorcher

Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 - 11:37 am:   

{image}\Collection 2007
Here's my current line up!!!!
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Tubescorcher
Username: Tubescorcher

Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 - 11:38 am:   

Collection 2007
Here's my current line up!!!!
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Bobzilla
Username: Bobzilla

Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 - 2:59 pm:   

Parts.... and Tube.... nice, nice.
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Chazmo
Username: Chazmo

Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 - 7:30 pm:   

Tube, what are the jumbo acoustics? Great collection!
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Tubescorcher
Username: Tubescorcher

Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2007 - 11:08 am:   

Hey Chazmo,
The jumbo guitars are Tacoma. The six string is solid Koa back and sides with a spruce top, LR Baggs Electronics. The 12 is Mohogony back and sides with a spruce top. I highly recommend them!!!! I picked up the 6 string for 1k even. It originally sold for around 2.4k. They'll blow away any Taylor as far as sound IMHO.
Thanks
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Kipreitz
Username: Kipreitz

Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2007 - 11:01 am:   

1978 Ibanez CN200AV
Ibanez RGT42BP
Ibanez GSR200 bass
2004 Gibson Les Paul Custom
BC Rich Acrylic Warlock
Fender 70's Stratocaster (Mexican)
1968 Silvertone hollowbody
Homebuilt 'Shredomaster'
SX lefty Strat copy
Squire Stratocaster
Epiphone Demon
Seagull S6 a/e
Yamaha CG150CCE

all
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Razzmund
Username: Razzmund

Registered: 8-2007
Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 1:50 pm:   

Hi Guys am not a collector(you can probably tell) but have an Ibanez Concord Steel sting acoustic guitar made in Japan its about 30 years old and its serial number is 79.
I am looking for a buyer
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Emilio
Username: Emilio

Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 5:28 pm:   

An update
enjoy!
http://s75.photobucket.com/albums/i305/emifon/?sta rt=all
cheers
emilio
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Dave_g
Username: Dave_g

Registered: 1-2002
Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 7:37 pm:   

Emilio...Awesome collection ! You should try a 2617 too !

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