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#1 Posted : 12/16/2016 7:37:57 PM

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I own this guitare for 30 years, got it used, recentely I sold it, and the buyer is telling me that it is not an Ibanez guitar, he sayed this is a VOX desguised like an Ibanez. Someone could comfirm and identefy that guitar , for me this is a real Ibanez, I have plenty of pictures.

When I've got it ther was a Bigsby ttremolo and bridge like the red guitare on the picture, I've change it cause it was scape parts.

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#2 Posted : 12/20/2016 2:10:34 PM

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This is a tough one! I was having trouble finding any models that matched the color/features that yours has from looking through the catalogs:

Unfortunately, I will have to agree that it looks like a non-Ibanez model that was made to look like an Ibanez. The biggest giveaway is the bridge on this model.

The headstock of the guitar is like the Gibson "Open Book", which was the basis for some lawsuits against copycat guitars. This dates it from 1976 or before. Judging from the pickups/neck, it really looks like it is pre-1975. The bridge on this model has a wooden base with the Ibanez GIBRALTAR bridge. These bridges were introduced in 1977 and were never used on these hollow/semihollow models from earlier in the 70s:

Because this bridge is definitely not original/hand built, I'd say that at least some modification was done. It might have even been possible that someone took an Ibanez neck and put it on a different guitar body. Unfortunately, it is VERY difficult to tell for sure since the info from that long ago is a bit tough to find.

Do you happen to have any pictures of the inside of the sound hole? Is there any kind of sticker/numbers?

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