Tuesday, 3 May 2011
POST # 612 EBAY PRICE GUIDE: Ibanez Howard Roberts vintage jazz archtop rare MIJ NR
Great looking Howard Roberts copy from Ibanez, see how much it sold for at the end of the post. Here's the blurb from the seller
Ibanez Howard Roberts vintage jazz archtop rare MIJ NR
These were only made for a few years from 1975-77, I believe. Actually, these are somewhat rare. It's in extremely great condition except for some gold tarnishing on some the hardware, most notably the pickup & pickguard mounting pieces. Figured maple top, back, sides with 3-piece maple neck. 100% original & free from any repairs or the need for any. Frets show very little use, no dings or nicks & only a hint of rash on the back too slight to picture. Neck is straight & truss rod functions smoothly & properly. Knobs are volume, treble & mid range. Pretty cool & because of the type of construction & bracing you can crank these louder than most other archtops. The original pickup is reputed to be as close to the original PAFs as anything made. The pickup sounds excellent. Action is nice & low & set up with Curt Mangan nickel wrapped round wound .012-.054, but flatwounds would be very sweet, too. A very serious jazz guitar that a serious player would enjoy, without having to gig with your priceless treasure. A utility guitar that very much transcends that description & takes you into the realm of a vintage classic. Guitar is exactly as described & free of any issues. 24.75 inch scale length with 1&11/16 inch nut width allows for near effortless playing.
A well padded gig bag is included. We will double box & pack with extra care to insure safe arrival. We are a real guitar shop, as well as a CF Martin warranty center, so we know how to pack.
Overseas bidders with good feedback & prior contact for approval & shipping quote will be considered.
Winning bid: US $1,065.00