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1978 Ibanez Professional Series Bob Weir Signature 2680 w/ Maxon Super 70 Flying Fingers, Case


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Up for sale, a 1978 Ibanez Professional Series Bob Weir signature model 2680 in 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. This Pro Series Ibanez was crafted at the Fujigen factory from 1976-80, designed in conjunction with the Grateful Dead guitarist, featuring a pair of Maxon Super 70 “Flying Fingers” humbuckers, set-neck construction, a German carved top, and a Gibraltar bridge/tailpiece with brass sustain block insert.

Tonewoods include an ash body with a bound, carved ash top and a three-piece rock maple neck capped with a bound 22-fret ebony fingerboard. The resulting natural acoustic quality is clear and detailed with a glassy treble attack, rich midrange cut and focused lows.The Maxon Super 70 “Flying Fingers” humbuckers are among the most celebrated Japanese humbuckers ever created, designed in the vein of a PAF and perfect for everything from articulate cleans to harmonically complex overdriven leads. These pickups are sensitive to pick attack, with plenty of treble clarity, wax potted for ideal feedback rejection in higher gain scenarios. This 2680 weighs 10lbs, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Three-piece rock maple
-Shape: Medium C, full shoulders, measuring .840” 1st fret, .950” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Bound ebony, 12” radius, abalone dot inlay, 22-fret
-Frets: Medium jumbo, virtually no wear
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”, bone and brass
-Tuners: Ibanez Velvetune
-Serialization: A78-prefix (translating to January, 1978)

Body Specs:

-Wood: Ash
-Pickups: Maxon Super 70 “Flying Fingers” humbuckers, neck 7.7k ohms, bridge 7.9k ohms
-Harness: Untouched solder, full-size Japanese pots
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone x2, Three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Gibraltar bridge, tailpiece with brass sustain block insert
-Plastics: Sure Grip knobs

The gloss Natural finish is framed on top by multi-ply binding which exhibits some of the wear very common with Ibanez binding in this era including some checking, stabilized splits and small chips. Beyond the binding, this is a clean example, with cosmetic wear limited to faint buckle worming on the back and just a scant few tiny dings on the body as a whole. The smooth gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.

The origins black tolex hardshell case is included.