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1981 Ibanez FA-100 Jazz Guitar! SOLD!

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Looking for a nice jazz box? Like other Ibanez guitars of the era, this FA-100 shows great attention to detail, excellent quality and killer performance. Made in Japan 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. The laminated maple neck features a bound rosewood fingerboard with pearloid block inlays. Dual Ibanez humbuckers dish out PAF like tones. A fancy Byrdland like tailpiece and a rosewood bridge team up with stock Ibanez tuners. The finish is a gorgeous natural and is set off by chrome hardware and nice inlay and binding. 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 solid for its age and shows normal playwear. It shows moderate pick, clearcoat and belt scratches as well as some indents, chips, and dings. The binding is darkening and is showing some cracks on the heel cap. Cool patina overall.  Comes in tweed 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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