Re: What we used to pay for gear in the old days...
Found an older Mag from Feb 1988..!
Ibanez prices from a selection of London dealers:
JEM 777 £825
Available in Desert Yellow, Shocking Pink, and Loch Ness Green(?)
Interesting enough, there aren't that many dealers advertising Ibanez in 1988, maybe this just shows how far they have come in terms of market penetration and perception?
Seems to be lots of low-end guitars advertised such as Westone, Aria and others, and then the ubiquitous Fenders and Gibsons.
(Don't tell me - I know 'ubiquitous' is a big word to be using... don't know where I dredged that up from!!!)