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1977 Ibanez 2355-M Jazz Guitar! SUPER SALE! SOLD!

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Looking for a nice jazz box? Like other Ibanez guitars of the era, this 1977 2355-M shows great attention to detail, excellent quality and killer performance. Made in the Matsumoku factory as were many of the best Ibanez guitars of this period.  As nice or nicer than many higher priced Gibson ES-175s from this same period! I actually own a couple vintage ES-175s and this Ibanez compares favorably.  Great quality and specs throughout. The hollow body is made of gorgeous laminated flame maple. Check out the killer figuring on this example.  The laminated maple neck features a bound rosewood fingerboard with pearloid trapezoid inlays. Dual Ibanez Super 70 humbuckers dish out PAF like tones. A dead on replica of the original vintage 60s ES-175 tailpiece and a rosewood bridge team up with stock Ibanez Sealfast style tuners. The finish is a gorgeous natural and is set off by chrome hardware and tons of inlay and binding. Signed by Ibanez masterbuilder M. Sagihara on the label. A top notch, super quality Japanese archtop!

This Ibanez plays and sounds great. Nice frets with lots of life left in them, a straight neck and comfortable action make for a great playing guitar. The pickups sound great with warm and smooth tone. A really great jazz box. Condition wise, this one is nice for its age and shows normal playwear. It shows moderate pick, clearcoat and belt scratches as well as some indents and dings. The truss rod cover has been replaced and there's a filled strap button hole on the heel. A jack plate has been added as well. Normal wear and tear on a 34 year old instrument. Comes in a recent aftermarket hardshell case.

This is a great guitar for a player that wants the look and tone of a Gibson ES-175 but without the outrageous price. Many folks would argue that this Ibanez will meet or exceed many 70s Gibsons in tone and quality. Speaking of ES-175s, a new blonde one would cost you $4149 in the superstores. That's an absolutely outrageous amount of cash. Here's a great guitar for a lot less.


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