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Nice guitar on ebay. Buy it??

Postby st. stephen » Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:11 am

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I saw that Ibanez guitar on ebay, right now it costs 261 bucks, it looks fucking great I think, a lot like Tiger, also the hardware is damn nice. It's neckthrough as well I believe...
That's kind of my dreamguitar, but there is no detailed description with it.
So what do you think about the quality of the guitar, is that worth the money, I think the cost will rise at maybe 500 to 600 dollars...I dunno, I'm young, I can't just spend that much money if I'm not sure with it.
help is much appreciated =), thanks in advice
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Postby astroman99 » Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:34 am

Looks like a mid seventies ibanez, I have played a few in stores and they all are very nice, three or four or five hundred well worth it!!!
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Postby High Peaks » Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:04 am

Ibanez Mc model. I don't know teh model 250, 350, 500?? Depends on the active electronics i think!!!
Its a great guitar, and there is actually a picture floating around from the late 70's with Jerry playing one. Keystone show maybe??> Waldo would know for sure.

Its definitely a find, and i have been looking for a left handed model for years. Great find!!!!

It'll probably go for more than 500-600 though.
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Postby b weird » Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:24 am

Looks more like Wolf than Tiger. Not a bad looking guitar actually, the hardware could use a shining but not bad otherwise. I say go for it if it's a dream guitar than don't let it pass you by. Peace and Happy New Year!
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Postby st. stephen » Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:52 am

Did I say Tiger? Oh yes I did..... :?
Of course it looks like Wolf, which is really my favorite Jerry guitar
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Postby bucketorain » Mon Dec 31, 2007 9:52 am

looks like a great guitar...hopefully it plays well?

i'm going to bid on it too!!!

just kidding....
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Postby wisedyes » Mon Dec 31, 2007 9:57 am

An old friend of mine used to have one of those - that is a suh-weeet guitar! Nice neck feel ( not too thin and fast, got some heft to it ), good tones, not too heavy. As I remember it, a very, very nice guitar overall. Absolutely worth the current price ( actually it's a much better guitar than $260.00 ).
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Postby st. stephen » Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:11 pm

i'm going to bid on it too!!!

just kidding....

=), the seller comes from Austria, I thought nobody of you would bid on it....haha
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Postby Chuckles » Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:33 pm

It's an Ibanez Musician MC300NT (natural/blonde finish) from 77-79. It does not have the active electronics, but does have parallel/serial/single coil taps for each pup. I just got an MC400 a couple of months ago and love it. Makes my Tele Deluxe feel like a child's toy; the neck is just incredible.

It is fairly heavy, as it has a mahogany core (about the same weight as an LP). Also, if you are looking to swap out the pups like alot of people like to it requires some alteration, as the ones that Ibanez put on it (probably Super 88s on that model) are not connected to the guitar like standard DiMarzios or Duncans.

There is a fairly active international group of collectors you can find at http://www.ibanezcollectors.com/. They are always on the lookout for blondes, so this may appreciate pretty quickly, but it is a good deall for 500-700, but you may get a deal since it's in Austria.

It's a great axe... I say go for it!
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Postby alcorelectric » Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:13 am

The guitar is actually a mc350nt
It has ibanez 58s as pickups, not the best sounding in my opinion, but can easily be swapped for superIIs.
I believe it is an early eighties model.
It has a short scale of 24.75".
I just purchased a mc300ds.
It is one of the nicest sounding guitars ive heard.
You will not be dissapointed, especially if you swap the PUs
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Postby Chuckles » Tue Jan 01, 2008 6:27 pm

alcorelectric wrote:The guitar is actually a mc350nt
It has ibanez 58s as pickups, not the best sounding in my opinion, but can easily be swapped for superIIs.
I believe it is an early eighties model.
It has a short scale of 24.75".
I just purchased a mc300ds.
It is one of the nicest sounding guitars ive heard.
You will not be dissapointed, especially if you swap the PUs
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Right you are (why didn't I look at the pups??? :oops:). Which makes it an '81 or '82 I believe.
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Postby st. stephen » Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:42 am

Can I purchase that a guitar or a similar one today in stores? I looked up the Ibanez hp and fuck it, today they're selling ugly guitars only, except for a sweet Bobby like guitar and a few hollowbodies....
the rest is really ugly =(
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Postby Chuckles » Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:27 pm

st. stephen wrote:Can I purchase that a guitar or a similar one today in stores? I looked up the Ibanez hp and fuck it, today they're selling ugly guitars only, except for a sweet Bobby like guitar and a few hollowbodies....
the rest is really ugly =(
Not new... they haven't made these in almost 30 years. Your best bet is ebay or the Ibanez collector's site. Maybe Craigslist if you get lucky.

Google up Ibanez Musician to learn more about the line. Pretty cool guitars.
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Postby Mick » Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:08 am

When I was looking at guitars last year, several people recommended Ibanez as a brand. As I recall, I played every model I could find for less than about $700 and didn't like any of them. Further discussions with local players revealed that you have to be willing to spend over $1000 to get a good Ibanez guitar, and that at that price level they are worth the money. For what it is worth, I didn't like any of the Fenders that were under $1000 either. I was left with the impression that if you want to keep the price level down, there were better brands to serve your needs, I don't mean that to take anything away from either manufacturer. Don't even get me started on Gibsons either.

As a result, I don't know anything about this particular guitar, but if the more knowledgable people tell me it is a really good guitar (and they apparently are telling you that), even $700 doesn't sound like too high a price for it.
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Postby strumminsix » Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:13 am

Agree with Mick.... Sadly $1000 is the about the Mark for quality gear. New that is.
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