Up for sale, a 1977 Ibanez model 2350 in excellent condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. Produced at the renowned Fujigen factory in Japan, the 2350 model is a prime example of the finely crafted guitars made available by Ibanez in the ‘70s, complete with the original pair of "Flying Fingers" Super 80s humbuckers. The tonewood complement includes a birch top, mahogany body, maple neck, and bound rosewood fretboard.
The guitar is loaded with its original pair of Super 80s PAF-style humbuckers, metering 7.8k ohms with a singing, dynamic character, rich harmonic content, and plenty of treble cut and clarity. With their "Flying Fingers" embossed covers, the Super 80 pickups are among the most celebrated Japanese humbuckers ever made, perfect for everything from glassy cleans to singing overdriven leads. Whether you want a bit of snarl and snap in the bridge position or a thick, articulate sound at the neck, this guitar does it with aplomb. This Ibanez weighs 8lbs 10oz, 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 C-shaped profile carve with just enough roundness in the shoulders, measuring .815” deep at the 1st fret and .895” at the 12th. The bound ebonized rosewood fretboard features trapezoid inlay and stock medium jumbo fretwire. The frets have good height and meat, with a hint of uniform wear on the crowns of frets 1-3, faintly extending under the plain strings to fret 7, and virtually no wear further up the fretboard. The scale length is 24 3/4”, and the original bone nut measures 1 11/16” in width. The headstock features a pearl Ibanez logo and an upgraded set of chrome Schaller tuners that turn smoothly and hold pitch well.
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. Both humbuckers have Super 80 stamps on the baseplates with six digit codes denoting Maxon production in 1977. The full-size Japanese pots also date to 1977. The original gold hardware shows wear through the plating, particularly on the bass side of the bridge, with just a hint of patina on the embossed pickup covers and ornate tailpiece. The black witch hat knobs match the original switch surround and pickguard, and the lightly aged multi-ply binding frames the original gloss Cherry Wine finish. Cosmetic wear is limited to light marks and scuffs mostly on the body perimeter, and light targeted buckle rash adjacent to the rear control cavity cover. The neck profile sports a clean original smooth gloss finish with just a couple tiny marks.
The original hardshell case is included.