Selected Guitar Category: 1980s

Ibanez PR1660 – 1985

Year:
1985

Ibanez Musician MC150pw

Year:
1982

Here’s a pretty good example of a1982 MC150pw.  The “pw” is for pearl white, and the color was indeed a rich shade of white!  I owned it for a while then decided to part with it.  The pickups had been… Continue Reading →

1981 AR-50 modded

Year:
1981

What we have here is an Ibanez Artist built in 1981. I just have some pictures available, so some statements can only be derived from the pictures. But it’s not an AR-100 or 300, since the hardware is Chrome, not… Continue Reading →

Roadstar II Deluxe RS315 – 1983

Year:
1983

RS315 model, purchased in excellent condition in 1990. Cherry Sunburst flame maple top. All original hardware and pickup…still sounds great!

Roadstar II – RS225 BY

Year:
1984

The Roadstar II series followed the Ibanez Blazer series and was introduced in 1983. While the Blazers still were more inspired by the Fender Stratocaster (I call my BL550s “The better Strats” 😉 ) the Roadstars were available in a… Continue Reading →

AM255 AV Stagemaster / Artist – 1983

Year:
1983

Every guitar has its story – and this is the partially sad one of this Ibanez Artist Stagemaster AM255 AV, built in October 1983. Last Thursday in August 2020, I was one of the first – or even the first… Continue Reading →

AR350 PLT – ’87 Super Edition w Edge (Floyd Rose) Trem

Year:
1987

It’s almost ten years ago now, I bought this guitar from a guy in a village called Zirndorf near the city of Nuremberg, Southern Germany. I was just at the beginning of Ibanez GAS and saw the guitar beeing offered… Continue Reading →

Artist AR5000 RE – 2007

Year:
2007

The Ibanez AR5000 was built from 1980 to 82, mainly for presentation purposes at shows like the NAMM or the Frankfurt Music Fair. It is said that there were 56 pieces built then. In 1994 Ibanez started to release reissues… Continue Reading →

Musician MC500 DS (1980) w Smooth Heel & 9ply Neck

Year:
1980

The MC500 DS was the top model of the Musician series which was introduced by Ibanez in 1978 as the third main product line beneath the Artist and the Professional series. It has a Strat-shaped body and obviously was inspired… Continue Reading →

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