This 2640 has a K79 serial, so made in November 1979. Most catalogs show it as model 2640.
But the German catalog from June 1980 presents this guitar (still with Super 80s) as AR-1200AV It can be seen in the last pic of the gallery below..
Anyway, it’s a heavy beast, as expected it plays and sounds really great.
The condition is pretty good, just some small scratches on the back an a small ding on the upper part of the body.
All electronics work, pickups and tuners are all original, frets seem to be almost unplayed. Even the gold plating of the Super 80s is in great condition in contrast to most PUs of that era.
The pictures show speed/barrel knobs except of one. In between I changed them to period correct Sure Grip knobs from Andy/porkpie.
Both Gibraltar bridges show the usual wear – so it has been played but had a careful first owner.
Double Neck 6/12 String
Original factory condition:
Year of manufacture:
Rock Maple - Smooth Heel
Velve Tune II w. W-Buttons
Half Bone/half brass
Ebeony, Abalone Dot Inlays
Number of frets:
2 x Gibtaltar I
Mahagonay with Carved Maple Top
4 x Super 80 Tri-Sounds
Individual volume and tone for each neck.
Three way pickup toggle switch for each neck.
Three position neck selector switch.
Two Tri-Sound switches for each neck.
1970s, 2640, Artist, Doubleneck
2640, Artist, Cloud, Doubleneck, Flying Fingers, German Carving, Gibraltar I, Ibanez, Super 80, Tri-Sound
09/02/2022 at 19:27
I believe I am the 2nd owner of the guitar my dad bought it used for me in 1986 for my 16th birthday. It has a built in phase that requires a 9 volt. I believe I still have the volume knob that broke off just before I made one of the biggest mistakes in my life. I pawned it for $400 when I was 19 and went to pay the interest on the day it came due and I was one day late and the owner said it is gone. It was in a glass case the next week behind the counter of Aabes music in Minneapolis. Felt like I whore out my wife still to this day. It is a beautiful guitar and yes very heavy. I have a couple of pictures with it still and used to play it all the time and live. Glad it is in good hands. I have kept the volume knob for 32 years lol