~ IBANEZ facts, photos + ID thread ~

Discussion in 'Other Single-Cuts' started by reborn old, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. Mexicanbreed

    Mexicanbreed Senior Member

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    Mine! Pre-1976 2354 SG copy. Mine is the same as the one on the right.

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  2. warmachine

    warmachine Senior Member

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    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?
     
  3. sharky007

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    My 1995 PS-10 2 made in Korea...
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  4. space

    space Senior Member

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    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
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  5. TyrellJunior

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    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.

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  6. red_bull

    red_bull Senior Member

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    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:

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    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:

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    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.

    Thanks!
     
  7. Grenville

    Grenville Senior Member

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    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)
    Whitesnake (1983–1987)
    Blue Murder (1988–1994)
    ... etc.
     
  8. MIJLOVER

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    Why are the early set neck LP's worth so much compared to same era Greco's?
     
  9. o0mobius0o

    o0mobius0o Senior Member

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    You'll have to be more specific.
     
  10. rayspang

    rayspang Senior Member

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    Most likely because they made a lot more bolt-ons than set necks.
     
  11. jimmyjames

    jimmyjames Senior Member

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    They also have the reputation of officially pissing Gibson off :thumb:
     
  12. red_bull

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    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?
     
  13. Grenville

    Grenville Senior Member

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    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.
     
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