Incredible - My 2680 Weir as 1978 catalog "cover girl"

Incredible - My 2680 Weir as 1978 catalog "cover girl"

Postby MeAndMyUncle » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:17 pm

Maybe some of you already know from the ICW forum, but this news is so awsome and so unbelievable, that I have to tell it here.

Last March I bought a 1978 Ibanez Professional 2680 Bob Weir Model from a german eBay seller for a IMHO good price.
I did some rework on it like replacing one PU with the original Super 80 Flying Fingers,
original Sure Grip controls etc. and NOS Gibraltar bridge (but still have the original)

You surely know the 1978 Ibanez catalog:
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Source: http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary/28/16.jpg

And this is mine how it looks now:
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Now, today someone at ICW (thank you Greg :hail: ) had a closer look at the grains of both pics, another made a comparision pic (thank you Chuck :hail: ) :
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And obviously both pics show one and the same guitar, since this compliance and concistence of the texture is stunning :peas: :drink:

Now I try to get some more information, how that axe made its way thru the last 32 years, to Germany an finally to me...

Klaus
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Re: Incredible - My 2680 Weir as 1978 catalog "cover girl"

Postby strumminsix » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:41 pm

wow! totally freakin' awesome!
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Re: Incredible - My 2680 Weir as 1978 catalog "cover girl"

Postby jdsmodulus » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:03 pm

Sweet! :cool:
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Re: Incredible - My 2680 Weir as 1978 catalog "cover girl"

Postby Jon S. » Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:28 pm

So cool!
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Re: Incredible - My 2680 Weir as 1978 catalog "cover girl"

Postby Pete B. » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:00 pm

Cool guitar story, and... nice Axe!
(They have my fave two Kingfish records in the ad pic, too.)
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Re: Incredible - My 2680 Weir as 1978 catalog "cover girl"

Postby Chuckles » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:03 pm

I'll be damned... Just from the catalog pic and your pic it is plainly obvious that they are one and the same. Now you've got to get a hard copy of the catalog and frame it for your music room wall!

That's really cool! I mean, you have to believe that they took what they thought was the best looking example of that model to put in the catalog, right? It means you've got a top-of-the-line version there, Klaus! Congrats, and it would indeed be interesting to know the road that it has travelled...
Seems like I've been here before...

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Re: Incredible - My 2680 Weir as 1978 catalog "cover girl"

Postby MeAndMyUncle » Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:01 pm

Thank you guys,
and indeed. An original copy of the 1978 catalog is the next, I'm heading for, now.
If anybody's got one on stock...

Klaus
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Re: Incredible - My 2680 Weir as 1978 catalog "cover girl"

Postby Dozin » Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:19 am

Very cool! What a jem.
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Re: Incredible - My 2680 Weir as 1978 catalog "cover girl"

Postby CoolBreeze » Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:48 am

That's just crazy-cool!
And no doubt the same guitar! Congrats! :-)
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Update: Incredible - My 2680 Weir as 1978 catalog "cover gir

Postby MeAndMyUncle » Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:55 pm

I asked the seller, if he's got some more information about the guitar and it's history.
But all he knows is, that some years ago, he bought it from some german guy offering it in classified ad of local magazine in the Cologne region.
And there I'm loosing tracks...

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Re: Incredible - My 2680 Weir as 1978 catalog "cover girl"

Postby DeadAheadNH » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:31 pm

SPITZE !!!

If that's the "cover girl" then I wanna see the centerfold !!!
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Re: Update: Incredible - My 2680 Weir as 1978 catalog "cover

Postby ndrewoods » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:39 am

MeAndMyUncle wrote:I asked the seller, if he's got some more information about the guitar how to and it's history.
But all he knows is, that some years ago, he bought it from some german guy offering it in classified ad of local magazine in the Cologne region.
And there I'm loosing tracks...

Klaus

Now that is just amazing. I am thinking of who that german guy might be. But nonetheless, you have an awesome stuff you have.
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Re: Incredible - My 2680 Weir as 1978 catalog "cover girl"

Postby mkaufman » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:36 am

I see you're reviving an old thread!

I now have a 2681BS sister to that 2680BS. She's a beauty!

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