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Discussion in 'Other Single-Cuts' started by reborn old, Dec 13, 2013.
Mine! Pre-1976 2354 SG copy. Mine is the same as the one on the right.
Lovely collection! Really digging the 2629.
I had a chance to pick up an old 1983 AM-50 at a guitar shop recently and was shocked to find the neck similar in feel to my 1980 AR-100. Do any of the 70's-80's 335 style Ibanezs have a more traditional thicker neck?
As far as your 2651 does that have a solid maple cap?
My 1995 PS-10 2 made in Korea...
The 2651 and the 2650 both have solid caps
as far as neck thickness I havent checked against others
I have a LP special that has a 60s style neck to compare
My Ibanez Les Paul Junior, or 2343 as they called it in catalog. Built between 1974-76, it has the Gibson style headstock that caused them a lot of problems hence the infamous Gibson lawsuit.
It has a L5S harmonica bridge though, which is odd, because it looks factory fitted as there is a plate under the bridge which shows routing that is too neat to have been done by anyone replacing a wraparound bridge after market. I tried to remove it to inspect underneath, just to satisfy my curiosity 100% that it's not hiding wraparound holes, but the posts are in so tight that I think it's best left where it is! I'm pretty sure that it came with the L5S, by the quality of the routing anyway.
I bought this in 1981, sold it to a friend in 84, and it has just been returned to me. It has a 1960 style slim neck, large frets (unusual for a guitar of this period) and Schaller M6 tuners which i think were stock on the guitar too, as there are no extra holes, and sounds and plays great.
Has anyone ever seen a vintage Ibanez that looked like a 3 pickup John Sykes model? I saw one in a shop today that was really fun to play and had a great vintage tone. I believe it was a 77', but can't find it in the catalogue. Closest would be the 2341:
However the one I played had a) exposed buckers, b) silver pickguard, and c) silver PuP rings.
So cosmetically it like an Ibanez 3 PuP version of this:
Pickup selector went bridge (treble), bridge, middle and neck (middle), and middle and neck (rhythm), which I also found kind of odd.
My best guess is that it was a 2341 that someone years back modified to look like a John Sykes. I can't imagine there was an Ibanez "custom shop" back then that would have built it for him.
Would greatly appreciate any information people have.
Sykes rose to prominence with Tygers of Pan Tang in 1980, by which time Ibanez weren't making copies anymore, so there's no chance Ibanez made a tribute guitar in his honour.
Clearly someone customised an existing 3-pup Ibanez LP copy.
Tygers of Pan Tang/John Sloman's Badlands (1980–1982)
Thin Lizzy (1982–1983)
Blue Murder (1988–1994)
Why are the early set neck LP's worth so much compared to same era Greco's?
You'll have to be more specific.
Most likely because they made a lot more bolt-ons than set necks.
They also have the reputation of officially pissing Gibson off
The seller removed the PuPs today and confirmed they are super-70's. So it's most likely that 1977 2341 that someone removed the PuP covers and swapped pickguards. In your mind how much do these mods devalue the guitar?
Not significantly, it will be worth under $1000, perhaps as low as $500 or $600.
The pickups are sought after, as are the star tuners.
A collector will want as close to unchanged as possible, but these are/were inexpensive players guitars; if you buy one, buy it to play or because you're collecting for fun, not as a potential retirement fund.
You didn't say if it's a bolt-neck or a set-neck. The latter will be worth more, but still well under $1k.