Up for sale, a left-handed 1976 Ibanez model 2386 in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. Produced at the renowned Fujigen factory in Japan, the 2386 model is a prime example of the finely crafted guitars made available by Ibanez in the ‘70s, complete with an upgraded pair of USA-made Seymour Duncan zebra bobbin humbuckers.
The guitar is loaded with a Seymour Duncan SH-2 Jazz in the neck position, and an SH-4 JB at the bridge. The SH-2 features an Alnico 5 bar magnet and unique coil wind for a glassy treble response and full, tight bass, while scooped mids ensure each note sings clearly even under extreme high gain. The SH-4 bridge pickup is Duncan's original hot-rodded humbucker. The low end is full and powerful, the highs are crisp and detailed, and there’s an upper-midrange bump that adds crunch and chunk to heavy chords that translates to a singing, vocal-like quality when playing single notes or solos. This Ibanez weighs 8lbs 1oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.
The three-piece maple neck has a slender ‘60s-style C-shaped profile carve with moderate shoulder and a fast feel, measuring .815” deep at the 1st fret and .910” at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard features pearloid block inlay, fret edge binding, and stock medium jumbo fretwire. The frets have their full factory height and plenty of meat, showing virtually no wear. The scale length is 24 3/4”, and the original bone nut measures 1 11/16” in width. The multi-ply bound headstock features a pearl Ibanez logo, "Custom" truss rod cover, and original chrome star tuners. The I76-prefix serial number dates to September of '76.
On the body, the electronics all function as intended, with dedicated Volume and Tone controls for each humbucker, coupled to a three-way pickup selector toggle. The full-size Japanese pots also date to 1976. Hardware includes the original Nashville-style bridge and stopbar, with bright chrome plating and light surface pitting. Plastics comprise the original switch ring and tip with a modern set of amber bonnet knobs.
The Cherry Sunburst gloss finish highlights subtle flame figuring across the bookmatched two-piece top, and the top is quite clean overall, showing light pick wear on the bass side of the strum path, a few small nicks, and some isolated finish checking just south of the knobs. There is buckle rash at the edge of the belly carve and a few additional minor finish scratches and marks on the back with some dings and small finish chips on the body perimeter.
The original hardshell case is included.