#1
Finally got this baby in my hands today. It's a 1979 Ibanez Artist with some interesting mods (mainly the single coil route). The neck pickup has no markings, just a gold back (believe it's the original but unsure) and the bridge pickup is a vintage Seymour Duncan custom. They both sound fantastic, as does the middle pickup which I'm guessing is a Dimarzio. The switch that I think should be coil tap is actually wired to be a killswitch - cool!

Overall I really have to say the hype about these vintage Japanese Ibanez Artists is all true. I absolutely love this guitar and it's going to be a mainstay in my stable for years to come. Not bad for under $400! Here are the pics, some post-setup and some during.











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Last edited by CustomAxe at Apr 2, 2013,
#3
Very cool. It's nice to see a guitar like this in such good shape. HNGD!
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#6
Quote by gregs1020
damn that's cool and what a stupid price.

if it only had more knobs.




This.

I love it.

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#7
Thanks fellas! Loving it so far. This is my first real 'vintage' guitar and it definitely met all my expectations. Just gotta intonate the low E tonight and it'll be gig-ready.
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Last edited by CustomAxe at Apr 3, 2013,
#8
awesome
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#9
You totally stole this guitar! Wish there was such prices over here where I live -bites lips-
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#10
Quote by gregs1020
damn that's cool and what a stupid price.

if it only had more knobs.



Seems about right for one thats been irreversibly modified like that. Looks very cool though, enjoy it! Vintage Ibanezs's are awesome.

#11
Quote by Wesbanez
Seems about right for one thats been irreversibly modified like that. Looks very cool though, enjoy it! Vintage Ibanezs's are awesome.



Thanks! All the knobs on it are original though, this model came with active controls. The only mods are the pickups and pickup selector. I haven't even heard it with the active controls though, the 9 volt is dead and I have to buy a new one
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#12
Kinda Jerry Garcia-ish
"The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night, and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted."
#13
Quote by Swannie
Kinda Jerry Garcia-ish


His are far pricier . I think he played Alembic.

Intonation issues seem to be addressed and it's playing great. I'm in love with the tone from this middle single coil. Turned out to be a blessing in disguise!
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#14
Quote by Swannie
Kinda Jerry Garcia-ish

Looks like his Tiger guitar and a Yamaha SG combined.
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#15
Quote by Swannie
Kinda Jerry Garcia-ish

Looks like his Tiger guitar and a Yamaha SG combined. I love the headstock on it.
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#17
I've never seen a vintage Ibanez before, or have been made aware of their existence. The guitar is beautiful! At $400!? Why is everyone on UG getting amazing guitars at great prices while I sit here with my Ibanez GS!? I need a new twanger damn it lol.

The inlay is fan-****ing-tastic.
#19
In the words of the great philosopher, Ted Logan, "Whoa!"

HNGD, lucky mofo!
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
#20
Quote by Ippon
It'll be so cool to rock that beast through a high gain amp, then through one of your vintage amps. Congrats!



I have my Emma Pizdiyauwot pedal for that Engl in a box magic so the high gain is well attended to.
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#22
Def go for it man. Truly a top notch guitar and fares well alongside many pricey axes I have. Ibanez in 1979 was a true powerhouse.
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