Got this guitar in 2010 from ICW member Ollie/ibanezer_scrooge for a decdent price.
I accidentially ran accross it because I had read that Bob Weir – member of my all time favourite band, the Grateful Dead – had been playing an Ibanez, 2680 exactly this model (and some others later). Google brought me to the eBay listing and I didn’t hesitate to hit the BIN button – and this was the beginning of GAS and meanwhile about 30 vintage Ibanez axes.
The 2680 had changed tuners and pickups. Hardware was corrorded but luckily it had no irreversible mods and the overall condition is great. Frets are about 7/10 but no buzzing.
It took about two years to get it back to almost original condition (The Pearloid Velve Tuners were really hard to find) and today it’s one of my favourite players.

One of the most exciting facts about this guitar and what it makes it really UNIQUE is, that it is not just one of many 2680s built.

It is EXACTLY the one, shown in the 1978 Ibanez catalog – a “Poster girl” πŸ™‚ . As the wood grain is an unmistakable mark of a guitar, if you compare the grain of this axe to the one shown in the ’78 catalog, it’s obvious, that this page shows this particular guitar.

Specifications

Owner:
Dire Wolf

Brand:
Ibanez

Instrument type:
Electric Guitar

Series:
Professional

Model:
2680AV

Original factory condition:
No

Serial number:
B787750

Year of manufacture:
1978

Neck type:
Set Neck

Neck material:
Maple

Tuners:
Pearloid Velve Tuners

Nut:
Half Bone/half brass

Fretboard:
Ebony

Number of frets:
22

Bridge type:
Gibraltar I

Body material/wood:
Bodymatched ash with German Carving

Finish:
Antique Violin (AV)

Pickups:
2 x Super 80 Flying Fingers

Knobs:
SureGrip I

Wiring/Controls:
2 x Vol., 2 x Tone, PU Selector

Hardware color:
Gold plated brass

Modifications:
Gibraltar Bridge, Tailpiece and Cloud are new parts directly from Ibanez/Meinl which are used on the AR300RE, AR2619 and AR5000RE. Still have the original parts which are corroded but working. Maybe some day I'll clean have them cleanded and replated.


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