Hey guys, from Rob:
I got it in Feb. It a 1978 MC500 NT. I've had to update the circuit board on the active electronics section. I've also had to replace the master volume pot which was also not a big deal. The versatility of the EQ is something I don't have on any guitar I have on the road. The craftsman ship is outstanding on these guitars. The neck, wood, feel, weight are all spot on. It's very balanced which is important. When I first got my Vine Neck Professional I had to move the strap nut to the back so that the neck hung in a place where it felt good.
I have many Ibanez guitars, most are in the 70's.