1976 Ibanez 2461 NT ID-6339
Pre Owned Ibanez 2461 NT
This Pre Owned Ibanez has numerous scratches throughout. This is to be expected from an instrument from this era. It's imperfections have been captured in the pictures below. Additionally, it has belt rash on the back and top. It also has some minor fretwear on the B and High E in the first and second position. The finish is peeling around the tuners. We believe the original pickguard was changed from dual pickup to single pickup configuration. Includes a non original hardshell case. This instrument has been inspected and verified by our good friends at Gruhn Guitars.
Hoshino Gakki started as a bookstore company in 1908. He began importing guitars under the Salvador Ibanez name in 1929. Hoshino bought the Ibanez company name and started making guitars themselves in 1935. In the 1970's American guitar manufacturers were making poorer and poorer versions of their mainstay guitars. As a result, Ibanez jumped in and started "copying" famous brand looks at a budget price. These copies were so good that Gibson sued the Hoshino company. Now the Japanese guitars of this era are called the "lawsuit" guitars. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, consider this guitar a valentine to the Gibson Guitar Company. In the early 70's Ibanez set out to make high-precision replicas of Gibson's top-end instruments. So successful were they that Gibson sued to stop production. They were subsequently halted under court order.
This model was manufactured from 1975 through 1977. It is closely modeled after a Gibson Johnny Smith model. This is with the exception of the top of the peghead and the peghead inlay. However, it features laminated wood body construction. This is opposed to the solid construction as on a Gibson. The neck lamination is also different from a Gibson.
The tone of this instrument is absolutely phenomenal! We plugged this one into a Carr Rambler. It was instantly able to conjure sounds like; Jim Hall, Johnny Smith, Wes, Kenny Burrell, Herb Ellis. You name it. This one can do it!
- Shipping Weight: 68
- Serial: K765416
- Top Wood: Laminated Spruce
- Back Wood: Curly Maple
- Nut Width: 1 5/8"
- Scale: 24 3/4"
- Year: 1976
- Inlays: Pearl Split Block
- Neck Wood: Maple
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Pickguard: Tortoise Shell Style with single floating Humbucker
- Headstock Shape: Solid
- Frets To Body: 14
- Total Length: 42 1/2"
- Pickup(s): Upper Gold Plated Super 70 Humbucking
- Pickup Controls: Two Volume, Tone and One Pickup Selector Switch mounted to the pickguard
- Case: Hardshell Case Included