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 #85403  by mkaufman
 Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:03 pm
Check out this guitar: it has an OBEL, 2 jacks and trisounds for both pickups. I'm not sure if it has the UGB. It was built by Ibanez, obviously with Garcia in mind. It's a very rare guitar - I think I've seen only 3. Lots of Jerrys play Musicians. I bet this one would make a great (stock) JG guitar. Good luck finding one!


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 #85404  by Tennessee Jedi
 Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:15 pm
Very cool MK
Do you know if Jerry played a stock Musician ?
I thought that Jerry must have modded the F out of this one but now maybe it was made that way ?
Thanks for the linky link ...
 #85407  by Tennessee Jedi
 Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:32 pm
yeah Bob's looks straight up ....
You think Ibanez made Jerry's axe or Jerry had his boys mod it ?
Do you know what kind of PUPs that Jerry used in the Musician ?
I cant tell from that pic .... the only one I can find ....
 #85458  by jeffm725
 Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:45 pm
Jerrys isnt a stock MC, but it is not the MC3000 that seems to be modeled after jerrys custom ibby.

simple way to check is look at the pickup selector on the upper horn on the mc jerry is playing. It is a 3 way les paul style.
The MC3000 has the Weir like individual pickup toggles.
 #85465  by mkaufman
 Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:06 pm
Actually, the 3 toggles are not on/off pickup switches like Weir had. Two are trisounds (one for each pickup) and the other is a standard LP 3-way pickup switch, just smaller to match the trisound switches. I wondered about that until an owner confirmed for me.