Vintage Ibanez Guitars

Vintage Ibanez Guitars

Information, photos, collections, research, advertisements, classifieds. All the stuff that makes Vintage Ibanez guitars great!

The Vintage Ibanez site will be online around mid January, 2000. We will have info, catalog scans, old magazine ads, many photos of the guitars, collectors corner, featured collections, classified ads for free. Lawsuit models, Iceman, Artist, Destroyer, Rocket Roll, Musician, Bob Weir, George Benson, Paul Stanley, etc. Lots of GREAT stuff!

If you have a collection to share with the world, or just some pics of old Ibanezes, email me.

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ibanez accoustic

Hello All, I'm trying to get info on this guitar. It's a v-300, ser.# 83120387H. If anyone has any info you can e-mail me. Thanks,Rich

ibanez accoustic

Hello All, I'm trying to get info on this guitar. It's a v-300, ser.# 83120387H. If anyone has any info you can e-mail me. Thanks,Rich

FOR SALE: 1978 IBANEZ FA300 Sunburst ARCHTOP HOLLOW

FOR SALE: 1978 Ibanez FA300 Hollowbody Archtop (L5ces copy)
_Excellent Condition
_Sunburst finish
_Gold Hardware
_2 Super 70 Humbucking Pickups
_Excellent Frets
_Excellent Neck (straight)
_Original Hard Case

Get that Wes Motgomery TONE!

$1700.00 + shipping

Re: FOR SALE: 1978 IBANEZ FA300 Sunburst ARCHTOP HOLLOW

THE FA300 HAS BEEN SOLD!!!
(28/02/06)

1978 Ibanez Musician

I don't know much about this bass but it appears to be an Ibanez 1978 MC-900. I'd love some stats on this bass the serial number appears to be I794290

Re: 1978 Ibanez Musician

These are GREAT basses! So solid! I can tell you that yours is a 79 model, that's what the i79 means. Lots of info on them around if you search for it.

: I don't know much about this bass but it appears to be an Ibanez 1978 MC-900. I'd love some stats on this bass the serial number appears to be I794290

identify rare artist hollowbody s/n 0787046

I can't find any info on this guitar anywhere. It has a neck of a an artist series pearl abalone inlays, binding on everything (even f-holes), the body of an L-5
It looks just like a top model Benson with the bridge of an L-5
please help
I don't have any pictures

Ibanez Artist acoustic

I am interested in buing Ibanez Artist acoustics from the seventies.

Re: Ibanez Artist acoustic

: I am interested in buing Ibanez Artist acoustics from the seventies.I have a blonde and in mint condition with original hard shell case and silver eagle guitar strap great conditon to these as well all from the 70's

IBANEZ CN250

IBANEZ CN250

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Ibanez Destroyer II

I purchased and old Destroyer II, (made in Japan in the 80's) it appears to of had some possible modifications and is missing the neck pick up. I am intersted in restoring it but am having difficulty finding info on it. it is red, It has active wiring with a pre amp requiring a battery, not sure if this was standard or somebody's mods. any help with info or good web sites, resources would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Ibanez Destroyer II

: I purchased and old Destroyer II, (made in Japan in the 80's) it appears to of had some possible modifications and is missing the neck pick up. I am intersted in restoring it but am having difficulty finding info on it. it is red, It has active wiring with a pre amp requiring a battery, not sure if this was standard or somebody's mods. any help with info or good web sites, resources would be greatly appreciated.

hi i was wondering i have a destroyer the same in fact
i was wondering whats the neck like on yours does it have the cream binding either side of the neck where the frets are

Ibanez?

Guitar price? 1982 Joe Pass Ibanez.

Ibanez Stagestar

Ibanez Stagestar

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Ibanez Studio

Anyone know how I can tell the age of my Studio model from the serial number?

Re: Ibanez Studio

: The first character of the serial number is the month (A=Jan, B=Feb, etc) and the 2nd and 3rd character is the year, so "D790012" would be the 12th guitar made in April 1979, for example.

: Anyone know how I can tell the age of my Studio model from the serial number?

Re: Ibanez Studio

My Ibanez Studio is D804286
:-) THANKS

Re: Ibanez Studio

If your Ibanez serial number is D804286 then:
D = April (A is January, B is February...)
80 = 1980
4286 = Your guitar was the number 4286 built in that month.

Have a nice day.

can anyone tell me.....

I am looking for a certain Ibanez electric, I'm not sure of the model (I believe it was a Roadstar, but I'm not sure) but a friend of mine had one in the mid to late 80's. He does not remember the info. either. Anyway, it had a classic body style, Floyd Rose trem, 1 volume and 1 tone knob which I believe was a push/pull coil splitter for the bridge humbucker, neck and middle single coils, but it was the paint that stood out the most and I've never seen another color like that since. It was a very dark blue, almost black with very subtle light blue fade outlining the body. It was the most incredible finish I think I have ever seen. Does anyone know what model this is? Any help would be appreciated.

Re: can anyone tell me.....

Also, along with the push/pull knob, there were 3 (I think) mini toggle switches. Sound familiar?

540-S wiring diagram

Please someone help>I miss my baby.I have a 540-Sab S__S-H setup.ibzusa C2 at neck and middle ibzusa F2 bridge.i need wiring diagram.Please help im desperate 4 diagram.thank you.

Ibanez V300

Ibanez V300

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LOOKING FOR SPECS ON AN '82 IBANEZ DESTROYER II

Could somebody email me specs on an '82 Ibanez Destroyer II? I found a reissue for it here http://www.zzounds.com/item--IBADT200 , and I want to know if it's similar enough to consider buying. My email is thebendsguitarist@hotmail.com

If anybody can help that would be great. I've been trying to find a back up of my axe for years to no avail. Also, I would like to know about anybody having an original for sale. Thanks!!!!

-Les-

Re: LOOKING FOR SPECS ON AN '82 IBANEZ DESTROYER II

I have an original Destroyer II for sale. Hardly ever used and kept in perfect condition, black, case. Serious offers only. -Heather

Information about Ibanez SA 100 BS

Hello ,
Is there anyone who can tell me more about a semi acoustic Ibanez type SA 100 BS , looks like a ES 335 .
I recently purchased this guitar and hope someone can give me a little information about it ? Thanks anyway

Wanted Black Ibanez Professional Double Cut Away

Does anyone have an Ibanez Professional for sale? I'm after a Black one that looks like the Yamaha SG2000 - but better. I'll pay a fair price but not a ridiculous one.

cheers
Von.

Re: Wanted Black Ibanez Professional Double Cut Away

: i got one for you
: Does anyone have an Ibanez Professional for sale? I'm after a Black one that looks like the Yamaha SG2000 - but better. I'll pay a fair price but not a ridiculous one.

: cheers
: Von.

identification

Hi..I need a little help identifying my Ibanez. The serial number is A830647. Have the guitar since 1983. Black w/ rosewood neck. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

ibanez M-342 12-string guitar

Can anyone tell me anything about the ibanez M-342 guitar and what one in mint condition would be worth?

Ibanez tuner for deluxe 59'er

I am looking for a replacement for one of the tuners on my deluxe 59'er. Its a '75 model and I've had it since it was new. It is my main guitar. One of the tuners (b string) has a bad gear in it and I am looking to replace it. Does anyone know where I can find replace tuners that will screw right back in. BTW - the screw holes on these tuners are offset.

Vintage Ibanez Acoustic

Vintage Ibanez Acoustic

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Roadster Series RS 500 NT

Hi, I've got a 80,s Roadster Series RS 500 NT, maple - blank finish in it's original case. There,s no info on the net about it.
Somebody please give me some info, pics of the 80,s catalogue, value, production numbers..... Anything is welcome.
I really love this guitar

Re: Roadster Series RS 500 NT

: Hi, I've got a 80,s Roadster Series RS 500 NT, maple - blank finish in it's original case. There,s no info on the net about it.
: Somebody please give me some info, pics of the 80,s catalogue, value, production numbers..... Anything is welcome.
: I really love this guitar

Hi,
i just bought this super guitar from EBAY for 163 Euro) :-)) Pictures from this model can be found under http://www.ibanezregister.com/Gallery/roadster/gal-rs500.htm
Cheers, Mike

Ibanez Salvador copy of Raffaele Calace No 1115

Ibanez Salvador copy of Raffaele Calace No 1115

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RT series

What can anyone tell me about this guitar. How much is it worth new?

Re: RT series

All i know about the guitar is that it is a Ibanez Rt series and i payed 170$ canadian for it.

Wanted: GB20

Looking to buy an Ibanez GB20 BS or NT any year.
Contact me at DC9@comcast.net
Any help would be much appreciated!
David

icb 500

does anybody know what the electronic set up on an icb 500 and what is its worth?

Ibanez Studio, 1981 Pricing????

double cut away, mahagony body, 2 HB's one cream one black, three way toggle switch, 2 volume 2 tone knobs, 24 frets, "Studio" is stamped below the tuners, BIG tuners. PLEASE HELP!!!

Re: Ibanez Studio, 1981 Pricing????

what's the serial?

Ibanez Professional (accoustic)

Hello, I'm new here. My son has accoustic guitar he's taking to college and I'd like to know what it's worth so I know how carefully to pack it and whether to insure it during travel. At the top of the neck, it says "Ibanez Professional". The front is blonde wood with a symmetric, typical shape.

I'm not under the impression this is an especially valuable guitar. Does anyone know what it cost new? And, what is it worth now if in very good shape?

Thanks,
Randy

Re: Ibanez Professional (accoustic)

It is a steel string guitar, if that helps.
again, thanks.

Re: Ibanez Professional (accoustic)

Sorry, I've misled you.

Ibanez Performance, not Professional.

LS300 price???

Can anyone please give or estimate a price for the Ibanez LS300 (Lonestar Series)!!!

I'll sell you mine for $1500.

If an Ibanez Lonestar LS300 acoustic is worth $1600., I'll cheerfully sell you mine (in black) for $1500.

Re: LS300 price

There was a series of these Lonestar LS300 guitars -- some were electric and some acoustic. A semi-acoustic (semi-solid) version had no soundhole.
I have an acoustic Lonestar LS300 that I bought for $650 in the 1980s (I believe they were first released in the mid-1980s for around $450-$600).
It's valued at around $1600 these days (2005). But it's such a great guitar I wouldn't part with it. It's very distinctive looking, plays easily and smoothly, and looks like new even though it's 20 years old.

Re: LS300 price -- worth heaps

I agree with you Tim that the Ibanez Lonestar LS300 acoustic was a great guitar. I cannot recommend it highly enough and it is a great disappointment to me that good guitarists of today may never know that their playing would be enhanced even more on an LS300.

I said in another post that I believe the reason these were one of the best acoustic guitars ever made was the thinner-than-usual neck, which allowed the player to get chords positioned a fraction of a second faster than other guitars. I always used to have my chords formed way before the other guys in my band did because they had the traditional fat necks, which slowed them down not only for chord playing but for getting accurate picking done as well.

I don't think $1600 is unreasonable for one of these rare guitars if it's in good condition. There are more expensive guitars that give a better sound, but the LS300 is an absolute delight to play because of the slim neck. You can play across the frets faster, and save fractions of seconds getting complex chords formed.

Apart from that, the Lonestar series were all distinctive to look at. Other players were always commenting on the nice look of my guitar.

Long live the Lonestar LS300 !

Re: LS300 price -- worth heaps

: I agree with you Tim that the Ibanez Lonestar LS300 acoustic was a great guitar. I cannot recommend it highly enough and it is a great disappointment to me that good guitarists of today may never know that their playing would be enhanced even more on an LS300.

: I said in another post that I believe the reason these were one of the best acoustic guitars ever made was the thinner-than-usual neck, which allowed the player to get chords positioned a fraction of a second faster than other guitars. I always used to have my chords formed way before the other guys in my band did because they had the traditional fat necks, which slowed them down not only for chord playing but for getting accurate picking done as well.

: I don't think $1600 is unreasonable for one of these rare guitars if it's in good condition. There are more expensive guitars that give a better sound, but the LS300 is an absolute delight to play because of the slim neck. You can play across the frets faster, and save fractions of seconds getting complex chords formed.

: Apart from that, the Lonestar series were all distinctive to look at. Other players were always commenting on the nice look of my guitar.

: Long live the Lonestar LS300 !

yeah man.THATS exactly right what you say.i have a ls 300 too.the fastest neck i ever saw ansd play!believe me, i know a lot of guitars and have 8 acoustic.Tama,3 yairis,astoria!höfner.some of the stuff,what i need ALL my consentration on other guitars,play it on ls 300 with a smile!i buy it last year for 75,- euro in germany.i saw 2 mounths befor a mint condition Ls300 for 350,- euro in a shop in hamburg,germany.peace.mass

Need Ibanez Artist EQ 2622

I sold this guitar when I lost my job 10 years ago. It is my life's only regret. Now I am shopping. Anyone got one for sale? Mike

Artist EQ 2622 w/ Orig. Alum. Flight Case and Power Supply

Ibanez Artist 2622(Steve Miller Model) made in 1978. Comes with case and Power Supply. Case is Aluminum with green plush interior. Guitar is in good condition, has some discoloration around the flying fingers pickup covers, the bridge and tailpiece. The wood and binding are in great shape. It has the Antique Violin finish. I would be happy to send pictures of the actual instrument. I am open to offers and trades etc.

Please reply I am in Florida.

Thank you

Harry

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