Up for sale, a 1977 Ibanez Rocket Roll Sr model 2387 Flying V in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. One of the more unique and rare "lawsuit era" instruments produced at the beginning of one of Japan's most storied periods of guitar production, the Rocket Roll Sr replicates Gibson's original circa 1958 Flying V design with superb build quality.
Made in the famed Fujigen factory, the Rocket Roll Sr is featherweight at 6lbs 15oz with an ash body and three-piece maple neck, yielding a natural acoustic quality with a complex midrange character, clear note attack and plenty of punch. Sensitive to picking dynamics, the original pair of Maxon-made Super 70 humbuckers are wound in the vein of a Gibson PAF, bright and clear with an underlying warmth. The bridge pickup has more bite and growl, while the neck pickup is fat and smooth, retaining a certain edge. This Rocket Roll Sr has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, slinky action, and accurate intonation.
-Wood: Three-piece maple
-Shape: Slender C, moderate shoulder, measuring .790” 1st fret, .900” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood with rolled fretboard edge
-Frets: Medium jumbo, plenty of meat and well-rounded crowns, faint wear beneath the plain strings from frets 1-5
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”
-Tuners: Original gold-plated "star" tuners
-Serialization: G77-prefix, translating to July, 1977.
-Pickups: Maxon-made Super 70, baseplate stamps date to 1977
-Electronics: Original, untouched solder, 2x Volume, 1x Tone, 3-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Original, Nashville-style Tune-o-Matic bridge and V tailpiece
-Plastics: Original four-ply pickguard, gold speed knobs
Cosmetic wear on the gloss "Yellow Natural" finish includes some small dings, particularly along the body edges, with one more moderately sized mark on the back treble-side edge adjacent to the skid pad. Wear is otherwise limited to a few light finish scratches and a small area of light buckle wear on the bass-side body edge. The neck profile retains its smooth gloss.
The original black tolex hardshell case with blue plush interior is included.