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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-16-2012, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Scored this Ibanez on Craigslist, help me figure out what it is!

So I found this Ibanez on CL for a killer deal in a package deal with three other guitars. Anyway, I have no idea how to identify these so I figured I'd post and maybe someone could help me.

Its got a plum or wine colored strat style body with a HSS configuration with a USA F2 humbucker in the bridge and two USA C2 single coils in the middle and neck. Oval shape inlays, Floyd rose which is currently detached. The neck plate has an Ibanez logo and a Pennsylvanie address. Overall pretty decent shape, considering I paid about $12.50 w/OHSC.

I ran the serial number through the guitar dater project website and it told me that the F meant it was built at the Fujigen plant in Japan in 1989. I don't know if the date is correct because it shows a 92 which would indicate it was built in 1992.

Anyway, I'm just hoping for a model number or something so that when I eventually sell/trade it I can at least be accurate with my listing. Thanks in advance






EDIT 6-16-12:

Got her back from my luthier a few days ago. All she needs are strings and a setup. Pics are on page 2 because this post is limited on images. Enjoy.

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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-16-2012, 05:33 PM
 
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Re: Scored this Ibanez on Craigslist, help me figure out what it is!

Pics would be great but it sounds like an S540. Killer deal, how much do you want for it?

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Pics are up now. I tried to attach them and it didn't work, so then I just got my post count up to 10 to make it work. Not sure how much I'd want for it. I was planning on giving it to my tech to clean up/set up the tremolo and what not but that would cost me money. I'd prefer a sale right now while it still needs work. Shoot me a PM if you're interested, and we can figure something out.
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I think you nailed it with the S540. This looks like the exact same body.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ibanez-1989-...t_11932wt_1026
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Guitars built before '97 used a single digit to represent the year. F9***** indicates 1989.
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... I paid about $12.50 w/OHSC.
Up until now, I thought that the 442R I bought for $45 was the best Ibanez deal ever. You win.
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I'll give you $62.50 plus shipping.

Jimmy

P.S.: We need pics of the trem as well.
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$12.50, that is insane, that is a great guitar!
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greatest deal ever.

I counter jb4674's offer with 72.50 plus shipping.
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I'm still in shock. The main reason why I contacted the guy was for a DeArmond SS73 in that package deal. Anyway I got 4 total guitars for $50 ($12.50 each), 3 of which came with HSCs. Just a crazy stupid deal. The guy didn't play guitar, just bought them all brand new and let them sit in the cases for X amount of years.

The Ibanez was a surprise, a pleasant one. When he told me about it, I was expecting a Chinese RG or something. Turns out I got a pretty nice instrument, especially after some reconditioning work. Since it just sat for so long, some of the hardware is rusted up but hey, for that price, I'd take it if it have a broken neck.

Here's a pic of the tremolo

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You can polish that bridge (and the locking nut and tuners) with Auto-sol and it'll all chrome, and looking almost new.
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so the repair thread is coming soon?
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lol yeah if you guys want it. Its getting a little facelift as we speak. I'll post pics of the final product.
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Nice deal. In to see finished products.
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