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Pre Owned Ibanez Artist 2618/AR300 Antique Violin With HSC

SKU 80IBA006
by Ibanez
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Original price $ 2,299.99 - Original price $ 2,299.99
Original price
$ 2,299.99
$ 2,299.99 - $ 2,299.99
Current price $ 2,299.99
Used And Vintage Electric Guitars
Here we have a great example of a vintage Ibanez Artist Series 2618 (later known as the AR300) - built in Japan in 1977, this guitar is a nice showcase for the company's innovation during this time period.  Over the years, these have become collectible and in demand - so we were thrilled to get this one in.

The solid mahogany body is topped with a nice bookmatched flame maple carved top with cream binding.  It really is stunning.  It has a set-in neck with a smooth heel.  The neck itself is a 3-piece rock maple with a 24.75 scale length, topped with an ebony fretboard, binding and 24 medium frets.  The split block pearloid/Mexican abalone inlays are quite eye-catching.  What will also catch your eye is the half bone, half brass nut, leading to a unique tone.  The headstock has a beautiful pearloid inlay as well, and Ibanez VelveTune tuners.  It has the Gibraltor bridge with sustain block (embedded in the body) and the slotted Gibraltar tailpiece.  

One of the things that really makes this guitar unique and desirable is what it's loaded with: two Super 80 Flying Fingers humbuckers.  These aren't seen on later models and have become a hot topic for those that know these guitars.  They sound amazing, both clean and overdriven, lending them to a variety of styles.

This is one of the cooler vintage Ibanez guitars we've had in here, and a great example of their highly sought after late 70's work.  It's in great condition, considering the age.  Please be sure to view all of the photos, which show the scratches, small dings, wear marks, etc.  It has been vetted and set up to play perfectly by the techs in our shop.  It comes with a nice hardshell case (not original).  Grab this one before it's gone.

Serial # AZ775490  
Year: 1977
Country of Origin: Japan
Factory: Fugi-Gen
Brand: Ibanez
Series: Artist
Model: 2618 / AR300
Color: Antique Violin
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Mahogany w/ carved solid maple top w/ cream multi-binding
Body dimensions:
  Length: 16¼" / 413mm
  Width: 13¾" / 349mm
  Depth: 2" / 51mm
Neck joint: Set-in
Bridge: Gibraltar (w/ sustain block)
Tailpiece: Gibraltar 
Knob style: Speed (gold)
Hardware color: Gold
Neck type: AR
Neck material: 3-piece rock maple
Scale length:  24¾"
Fingerboard material: Ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays: Abalone and pearl split block
Frets: 24 / VelveTouch
Nut:Half & Half nut (Bone & Brass)
Machine heads: Ibanez VelveTune
Pickup configuration: HH
Bridge pickup: Super 80 (H) gold cover / Flying Fingers
Neck pickup:1Super 80 (H) gold cover  / Flying Fingers
Controls:1976: Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector 
Output jack:  ¼" mono (side mounted)