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1979 Ibanez PS10 Paul Stanley Signature Iceman, 100% Original w/ Case


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Up for sale, a 1979 Ibanez PS10 Paul Stanley signature Iceman in 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. Introduced in 1978, this model was Ibanez’s first signature model for the KISS frontman, crafted in Japan at the Fujigen factory and featuring a gloss Black finish on the Iceman body, accented by mirrored “chrome” plastics and abalone binding/inlays.

The tonewood complement comprises a mahogany body with a maple top and a rock maple neck capped with a bound 22 fret rosewood fretboard. The pair of Ibanez V2 humbuckers were originally designed specifically for this guitar, allegedly based off of DiMarzio Super Distortions. These humbuckers are big and bold, with a midrange bump that translates to huge chords and a liquid, singing quality when soloing. The V2's take gain notably well, remaining articulate in all positions with great harmonic content. Weighing 9lbs 7oz, this PS10 has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, slinky action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Rock maple
-Shape: Substantial C, full shoulders, measuring .890” 1st fret, .970” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Bound rosewood, 22 fret, pearl/abalone split-block inlays, “Paul Stanley” inlay at 21st fret
-Frets: Medium jumbo, no wear
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”, brass/bone
-Tuners: VelveTone, Patent Pend.
-Serialization: A79-prefix serial (January, 1979)

Body Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany, maple
-Pickups: Ibanez V2 humbuckers, ‘78 date stamps on baseplates
-Harness: Untouched solder, full-size Japanese pots date to August, 1979
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone, Three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Gibraltar fixed bridge with sustain block, Quik Change tailpiece
-Plastics: Sure Grip knobs, mirrored (called “chrome” by Ibanez) serrated arrowhead tailpiece ornament and raised pickguard

The gloss Black finish is framed by mutli-ply abalone purfling, and as is very common with Ibanez instruments from this era, the binding shows deep ambering and some deterioration that has been professionally stabilized on the inside edge of the treble-side cutaway in particular. There are a number of minor dings on the top and back, light buckle rash, and some small chips along the perimeter (mostly limited to the body points). The neck profile retains its smooth matching gloss, with a scant few shallow marks along the profile length that have no impact on playability.

The original black tolex hardshell case with form-fit green plush interior is included; a number of stickers have been affixed to the lid.