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Old 02-09-2013, 12:05 PM
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NGD!!! Maple F.board, lawsuit Ibby...


I got a STEAL on this. It's a rare early '70s Ibanez 2398, pre ser#.
It has a maple fretboard (the 1st reason I got it ). Actually Ibanez put a maple board on a lp body before gibson did. Ibanez did it in '73, gibson didn't do it until '75.
When I got it, it was missing both pickups and only had a vol & tone knob for the bridge pickup.
It came with a set of non-locking sprezels,a gotoh bridge and a allparts tailpiece, all of which was uninstalled so I had to put it back together.
The original hardware was gold w/black pickup rings and pick guard (mine was missing the pick guard but I like it better with out it anyway.)
I'm going to get some black locking tuners for it as the ones I got now are silver and don't match anything else...
I added a Duncan custom in the neck and a F1 in the bridge. I also used a push/pull on the tone to split the coils.
I like that duncan custom in the neck even though it's designed for the bridge because it's not very boomy on the bottom end.
The neck has a lot on resemblance to a wizzard II (the other reason I bought it). My buddy has a LP and he couldn't believe how thin this neck is....


Now for pics.....(the last one shows how it came from the factory)








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Old 02-09-2013, 12:30 PM
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Re: NGD!!! Maple F.board, lawsuit Ibby...


I like it man, it's beautiful!!! Love the maple board/black inlays and top color combo, just plain sweet

How does it compare to a Gibson LP tone?
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:35 PM
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Re: NGD!!! Maple F.board, lawsuit Ibby...


Wow! This looks mega classy!
You said you got it for a steal? Can you share with us how much you paid, this is awesome!
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:47 PM
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Re: NGD!!! Maple F.board, lawsuit Ibby...


that thing is awesome. reminds me of the new custom classics. I bet the thinner neck helps being that its a bolt on.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:01 PM
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Re: NGD!!! Maple F.board, lawsuit Ibby...


Looks great!
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:23 PM
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Re: NGD!!! Maple F.board, lawsuit Ibby...


Great score. Love these vintage Ibby's. The body and fretboard look really clean for a 40 year old guitar.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:19 PM
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Re: NGD!!! Maple F.board, lawsuit Ibby...


Thanks for the kind words everyone....
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How does it compare to a Gibson LP tone?
It's brighter, more open sounding, not like that narrow beefy low mid thing a gibson LP has....
It's GREAT for soloing and the cleans are really really good as well....
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:49 PM
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Re: NGD!!! Maple F.board, lawsuit Ibby...


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Wow! You said you got it for a steal? Can you share with us how much you paid, this is awesome!
$270
The gotoh bridge & sprezels would cost you roughly $130 by themselves, so $140 for the rest of the guitar was a great great buy...
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:13 PM
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Re: NGD!!! Maple F.board, lawsuit Ibby...


Really clean for it's age..Looks good. Congrats on the steal.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:56 PM
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Re: NGD!!! Maple F.board, lawsuit Ibby...


very very nice
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:04 PM
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Killer score!!
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:25 PM
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Love the color combo!!
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:44 PM
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Re: NGD!!! Maple F.board, lawsuit Ibby...


awesome score congrats..looks great for its age..im loving it..enjoy that prize..
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:18 PM
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Re: NGD!!! Maple F.board, lawsuit Ibby...


Wicked, total sleeper guitar, bet it roars with the slim neck and the F1!
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:44 AM
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Re: NGD!!! Maple F.board, lawsuit Ibby...


The people over at Ibanez Collectors World would really be excited over that one - it's so CLEAN!
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