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  • NGD: '79 Ibanez Artist 2622

    new vintage guitar day, and my hunt for an old Ibanez Artist is finally over!


    She sounds awesome, with those ceramic Super 80 pickups. A rather agressive sound, but very nicely balanced and defined.
    The only thing I don't really like is that she's neck-heavy, so I'll have to get used to that. And the pickups could use wax potting.
    But what a guitar! Sustain!

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  • #2
    Awesome guitars. I used to have a lower end artist and it was extremely neck heavy. There's definitely a learning curve to playing with a neck diver.
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    • Phil O'Keefe
      Phil O'Keefe commented
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      iamthearm wrote:
      Awesome guitars. I used to have a lower end artist and it was extremely neck heavy. There's definitely a learning curve to playing with a neck diver.


      Using a suede backed strap instead of a nylon one really helps. It tends to keep the strap in place a lot better, increases the friction between the strap and your shirt, and reduces the amount of neck dive.


      Still, those guitars, as cool as they are, do have a tendency to neck-dive. Most of them are pretty darned heavy too...


      That one in the OP looks really nice - HNVGD!

  • #3

    noice !









    also this


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    • Henry_13
      Henry_13 commented
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      Congrats man!!

  • #4
    I put a few of those really nice
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    • #5

      Hot ****************, man.  I prefer the Ibanez Musicians from that era, but that is really sweet.  Congrats!

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      • JorisBlack
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        El Gallo Negro wrote:

        Hot ****************, man.  I prefer the Ibanez Musicians from that era, but that is really sweet.  Congrats!

        I have one of those as well, a '79 MC-400.


        I was planning on selling it after I found an Artist, but I'm really not sure if I should I'm gonna think about this a bit longer so I don't regret it

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    • #6
      ^ Yum.
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      • #7

        And, hmmm, all my Super 80s were wax potted from the factory.
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        • davidrainger
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          I used to have a light maple finish Ibanez Artist like that first one! I so regret selling it. I removed that little triangular metal thing behind the string stop, to show more wood - it doesn't actually do anything, though I guess it helps the balance slightly...

      • #8
        Very nice - congrats.
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        • gae86
          gae86 commented
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          wow that's awesome!

          if she sounds anything like this, wow!