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Details about  VINTAGE 1978 IBANEZ MC500NT MUSICIAN !!!

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Aug 01, 2011 18:24:49 PDT
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Los Angeles, California, United States


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You are bidding on this Vintage 1978 Ibanez MC500NT Musician !!!  This awesome vintage instrument stands at the top of the line from the original & revolutionary Ibanez Musician series & was only made from 1978 - 1980!!  Made in Japan, Serial no.: E786647.

Check out these all original vintage Features:

  • Ash & Maple laminated sandwich body
  • Ash carved top & Maple core
  • Neck-Thru Construction
  • 7 Piece laminated Rock Maple & Black Walnut neck, entire length of instrument
  • Polished Ebony fretboard
  • 24 Ibanez VelveTouch (jumbo) frets
  • Abalone Dot inlays
  • Two Ibanez Super 88 Tri-Sound ultra high output humbuckers
  • Exclusive Ibanez Active 3 Band EQ System (bass, mid, high) controls
  • One Volume & One Pre-Amp Boost with Sure-Grip knobs
  • 2 Awesome Tri-Sound Mini switches for coil splitting & reverse phase shift
  • One Preamp/EQ in & out switch  
  • 3 way switch pickup selector
  • Ibanez Gibraltar adjustable locking bridge mounted on inlaid Sustain Block
  • Ibanez Gibraltar slotted tailpiece with Ibanez Cloud
  • Ibanez Half & Half (bone & brass) nut
  • Heavy Gold plated hardware 
  • Ibanez Velve-Tune machineheads
  • Pearloid tuning keys
  • Contoured body
  • Natural stain finish
  • Offset neck cutaways for easy upper fret access 
  • Includes Heavy-Duty Ibanez aluminum shell custom fitted hard shell case

Now for the issues, there is one ding on the bottom near the middle of the body; one ding on lower left side (not visible from front); two dings on lower right side (not visible from front);  one finish flaw on top lower right side (barely visible);  one ding on the top of the headstock & lastly, some surface scratches on top of body near input & active EQ controls.  None of the aforementioned issues affects this axe's playability & tone whatsoever.

Other than the issues noted above, this fine vintage instrument is a truly unique guitar from the legendary Golden Age of Ibanez!!!  What sets this classic vintage instrument apart from the rest is the exclusive Ibanez active 3 Band EQ (low, mid & high controls) that truly provides for unmatched tonal versatility & control!  The bypassable EQ circuit is specially designed to retain and enhance the natural warmth of the guitar.  In addition, the ultra-high output Super 88 pickups were the hottest factory pickups of their day & they sound truly awesome!!  From classic rock, jazz, blues & even high gain metal, & everything in between, this axe can do it all!  The Pre-Amp boost knob really gives the already hot pickups a real kick when needed.  Plus the 2 Tri-Sound Mini switches, which provide for coil splitting & reverse phase shift, can produce a total of 15 different & distinct tones for the absolute & ultimate in tonal variety& versatility!  The neck-thru construction & sandwich style body makes for the best possible sustain for days!  Her neck is straight & she still plays & sounds like an absolute dream come true.  She is a true example of the ultra-high quality guitars that were made during the Golden Age of Ibanez, when quality materials were plentiful & Ibanez was out to make a name for itself in terms of quality & craftsmanship.  This axe has been professionally set-up & serviced & is 100% fully functional!  After 33 years, this timeless & classic axe has aged beautifully & it truly shows in the high-quality woods, construction, sound, ultimate in tonal versatility & playability of this fine vintage instrument.  They don't make them like this anymore!   

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This ships worldwide! The winning bidder agrees to pay 50% of shipping cost.  Local pickup is available in the Los Angeles area.  Please use ebay messages for any questions.  Please check my other auctions for more guitars & other goodies available for auction.  Thanks for looking & Bid to Win!!!

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