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Performer Reissue 1994 MIK

Year:
1994

The Performer series was one of Ibanez’ answers to the so called “Lawsuit”. They not only gave the copy models like the 2350 a new Guild like headstock. Hoshino also stopped production of the copy models – even if they… Continue Reading →

Artist Prototype ? – 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 Nuremberg. I was just at the beginning of Ibanez GAS and saw the guitar beeing offered in a local free classifieds… Continue Reading →

AG 85

Year:
1997-1999

I’ve owned this AG 85 for over 10 years now and it’s been my “go to” instrument for most of that time. The woodwork and finish work is excellent as most Chinese guitars. The hardware and electronics is where they… Continue Reading →

2617 AV from 1977 – awakened after 35 years in the case

Year:
1977

Sometimes it still happens: You find a vintage guitar in almost pristine condition at a reasonable price – no mods, no damages, everything perfect. This is what happended to me last monday. On sunday evening I saw the guitar in… Continue Reading →

2630 Artist Semi Acoustic – 1979

Year:
1979

This is my ’79 Artist 2630 semi acoustic model. I wouldn’t call it a copy at all but from the construction & concept it’s close to the Gibson ES-335. Although it is a semi acoustic it gives you a wide… Continue Reading →

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