Selected Guitar Category: 1980s

AM255 AV Stagemaster / Artist – 1983

Year:
1983

Every guitar has its story – and this is the partially sad one of this particular Ibanez Artist Stagemaster AM255 AV, built in October 1983. Last Thursday in August 2020, I was one of the first – or even the… 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 Nuremberg. I was just at the beginning of Ibanez GAS and saw the guitar beeing offered in a local free classifieds… 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 →

Artist AR300 CS – Catch The Tiger ’83

Year:
1983

This is the guitar many people were dreaming of back in ’83. And me too. But as a poor student the Ibanez AR300 – not to speak of the AR500 – was way beyond my financial horizon*. There is hardly… Continue Reading →

Blazer 550 RB – Blue Beauty

Year:
1981

Some years ago, to be exact in May 2011, I bought a ’82 Blazer Model 550FR (Fire Red), which I still call “The better Strat”. I was really happy with it – and still I am. But when I found… Continue Reading →

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