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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-24-2018, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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1978 Ibanez Musician mod

I was given a 1978 Musician MC400 from my brother(Thanks bro!) I absolutely love it and it plays beautifully. Back in the eighties my brother modified it by removing the Gibraltar tailpiece and adding a Kahler 2300 ( AHHHH NO ! ) and rewired it so it is essentially set up like a MC300 having no EQ system. I've had it set up nicely and the Kahler has been locked and like I said, it plays perfectly. I really would like to have it as close as possible to its original state but because the Kahler was added,a good chunk of wood had to be routed out and I will never be able to replace it with the correct Gibraltar without having a professional woodworker somehow fill the hole which will be left behind-not happening. I would love to add the" cloud "part of the tailpiece which has been removed, however if I add it, I will have to drill tiny holes in the guitar to attach it and it will be about 1/8 of an inch further down the guitar body. I figured adding the cloud tailpiece is as close as I will get to having it look original. Any thoughts or opinions about adding it on the end of the Kahler which is now installed. Maybe I should leave it as is ? Thanks
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Re: 1978 Ibanez Musician mod

got pics?
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Re: 1978 Ibanez Musician mod

I'm new to this but I will try and figure out how to post some pics.
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Re: 1978 Ibanez Musician mod

Ok, if it worked I added three pictures. You can see one of the holes from where the cloud was, the other two holes are underneath the tailpiece so you can't see them. Opinions would be great, although I am leaning towards just leaving it alone, but...I want the cloud!
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Re: 1978 Ibanez Musician mod

Nice. For sure add the cloud, these are widely available. They're 100% ornamental. Putting the Tune-o-matic seems more difficult .
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Re: 1978 Ibanez Musician mod

jemsite- Thats what I was hoping to hear. I have a little more confidence now to put one on. Thanks for the opinion.
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Re: 1978 Ibanez Musician mod

I would just leave the Kahler on it, if it works and the guitar plays well, but that's just me. But I wouldn't have disconnected the EQ either. Pics once you're done
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