Ibanez les paul?

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by gallaghern9, Jun 10, 2021.

  1. gallaghern9

    gallaghern9 Electromatic

    40
    Nov 9, 2017
    Australia
    HI all

    Wondering if anyone can shed some light on this guitar
    It belong to my housemate and was given to him by his dad years ago, he's thinking about selling it but not sure what its worth and doesnt really know anything about it

    I've taken it apart and had a look, so far all I've found is "made in Japan", looks like there may have been some sort of stamp on the neck but can't make it out anymore, nothing found inide the pickup cavities to show where or when it was made

    pancake body?

    TIA

    looks like a 196569344_193964102509827_977967966176497567_n.jpg 191655491_581542979494735_7080737121402376526_n.jpg 191671319_348313663565944_3801043382115018982_n.jpg 196212874_2136537816494934_1993016763490556294_n.jpg 191283001_197625182230358_1982184541718958100_n.jpg 196509890_809816899913920_5512781885557393367_n.jpg 192688588_265770475343584_4691851637766997081_n.jpg 194361130_1124994424661389_1125643076931054020_n.jpg 196212925_864868611078944_4458893158941709404_n.jpg
     
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  2. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Bolt neck copy of a Les Paul Recording. Are the pickups Lo-Z (low impedance) like the Gibson version? Not a common guitar, but I don't think that it's particularly too valuable. Chicken head knob isn't original. Do all of the FX work? Cool guitar, tho.
     
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  3. gallaghern9

    gallaghern9 Electromatic

    40
    Nov 9, 2017
    Australia
    not sure about the pickups, how would i go about checking? eveyrhting seems to work, just needs a bit of TLC
     
  4. mr coffee

    mr coffee Country Gent

    Oct 7, 2009
    Houston
    Valuable, I don't know. Desirable, yes - vintage MIJ Ibby is always good. The first guitar I ever REALLY REALLY WANTED was an Ibanez Les Paul. Of course, most here know I'm an Ibanez junkie anyway.

    -m
     
  5. montereyjack66

    montereyjack66 Country Gent

    Feb 29, 2012
    LA-ish
    This is worth a few bucks. I had a bass version of this from the Gibson line, like a thousand years ago. You're best bet is to go to FB and search for The Original Vintage Japanese Guitar Owners club or something similar. Nice bunch of folks. Your second best bet is to send it to me, and I'll tend to it during it's dotage. You're welcome.
     
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  6. Roy Clark

    Roy Clark Synchromatic

    517
    Jun 16, 2017
    Bat cave.
    600 if it is all original. If not 300 dollars.
     
  7. Roy Clark

    Roy Clark Synchromatic

    517
    Jun 16, 2017
    Bat cave.
    I belong to all those clubs.
     
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  8. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    If it works like a standard guitar, then they're Hi-Z pickups, so, use it as you normally would. I actually like the looks of this over standard LPs.
     
  9. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Pretty cool, way more interesting than another Les Paul imo.
     
  10. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Very cool IMO . @gallaghern9 , if you like it buy it . It will stay close to your friend and his family and will get good use
     
  11. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Googled "Ibanez Wiki", came up with this:

    https://ibanez.fandom.com/wiki/Ibanez_Wiki

    Looks to be maybe a model 2360, but can't read the type too well. Could just as easily read 2380. But it's definitely there in 1973 catalog.

    1973 Ibanez.jpg


    Copies like that used to be Ibanez's bread and butter, some of them are pretty nice! But I gotta admit - I've never seen one of a Recording model, and never one with a shielded control cavity. Pretty cool, regardless of dollar value.

    I assume your housemate doesn't play? Maybe you should buy it!
     
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  12. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Also in the '72 catalog ...

    1972 Ibanez.jpg

    Cool site. There's a similar one for Epiphone too. I can get lost on these things for hours ... LoL!

    Anyway, hope this helps. Good luck with it.

    (Note: Not easy to tell from the catalog photos, but it doesn't look like the Ibanez nameplate actually appears on the headstock of these. I had an old buddy back in high school that had one like that - an Ibanez "no name" Tele. Great guitar, but the fact that it does appear on yours could mean the guitar's a bit newer (or older?) than these, or that the legal requirements may have been different for exports to Australia vs the US. Hard to know. Ibanez history's a bit murky when it comes to all these "lawsuit" and "pre-lawsuit" knockoffs. If you look at the whole catalog, it's just amazing how many different ones they made!)
     
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  13. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    There's somebody out there that wants that bad, I'd eBay it with a reserve of $500.00 and see what it does.
     
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  14. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

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    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Cool geet that,my cousin has the old Gibson Triumph bass version ,heavy bugger too.
     
  15. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Age:
    55
    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    These Japanese lawsuit-era guitars are all very desireable today. Although this speciem should not be a bolt-on it is still growing in value from year to year. Treasure it.
     
  16. NJDevil

    NJDevil Synchromatic

    731
    Jul 9, 2014
    Commack, NY
    It is and was surprised to see the body sculpt at the waist and was probably done by a past owner. I found one on reverb listed in "good" condition at $825 and change. It has the solid body w/o the cutaway at the waist.

    I'd listing it at $1k maybe a good try since the Gibsons are really expensive and hard to find.

    https://reverb.com/item/3587067-rar...ofessional-copy-1970s-matsumoku-lawsuit-japan
     
  17. NJDevil

    NJDevil Synchromatic

    731
    Jul 9, 2014
    Commack, NY
    Headstock is different and has the custom logo vs. the flat black. Like loudnlousy noted, I am surprised that the neck is a bolt on.
     
  18. mr coffee

    mr coffee Country Gent

    Oct 7, 2009
    Houston
    I know several makers, Ibanez amongst them, did both set necks and bolt-ons; a friend of mine had an old Yamaha Studio Lord bolt-on. It was a great axe.

    -m
     
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