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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-01-2009, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Are these old Ibbys worth buying

I found two old Ibanez guitars on my local classifieds site, I'm wondering if either of them are worth getting. I'm trying to cut down on my GAS habit, but if these are decent I'd like to get them.

Musician, supposedly made in Japan in 1982:


Blazer, also supposedly made in Japan in 1982 with ohsc:



In dollar terms, the Musician is going for ~$250, and the Blazer is going for ~$180.

So my question is, at these prices are either of these instruments decent buys?

Edit: I just found more info on them here:
http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary/...at_id=76&now=1
http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary/...at_id=76&now=2

Seems like the Musician is an ST90BR and the Blazer is a BL350NT

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-01-2009, 04:26 AM
 
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Re: Are these old Ibbys worth buying

You should get the blazer.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-01-2009, 06:39 AM
 
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Re: Are these old Ibbys worth buying

i'm for the Blazer too, but the Musician it's worth just for that kind of swirl wood! but then i wonder who's the moron who put a strap button on the front side of the horn? oh dear...
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-01-2009, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Are these old Ibbys worth buying

Ok cool, is the wear and tear on the Blazer neck fixable? I've never worked with a male fretboard before.
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Re: Are these old Ibbys worth buying

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Ok cool, is the wear and tear on the Blazer neck fixable? I've never worked with a male fretboard before.
I prefer female fretboards, too

Seriously, you can somewhat clean that, but it's pretty tough to completely clean it without refretting it, and even then you can still see some of the marks. I kind of like the dirty marks on maple, a friend of mine called them "shredder tails".

I think either one of those is a good deal, especially the Blazer. I agree with what Nuno said, that Musician has an awesome grain pattern. Although the placement of that strap button is messed up - and I think that owuld devalue it for me a bit.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-01-2009, 11:36 AM
 
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Re: Are these old Ibbys worth buying

Several yerars ago, my cousin had a Blazer similar to that one. It had a fantastic neck on it. I offered him $200, a Sega Genesis CD system, and 12 games for it. He declined. And what did he do? He PAWNED it for $100!!!

Get that Blazer. Get it!
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-02-2009, 03:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ok cool, is the wear and tear on the Blazer neck fixable? I've never worked with a male fretboard before.
High Freud! Haha
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-02-2009, 03:53 AM
 
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... is the wear and tear on the Blazer neck fixable?
check the sticky threads in the TECH section's top page
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