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1974 Ibanez L-5 Vintage Jazz Box crafted in Japan ..... Very Rare $ ask if serious about owning this Gem|
Just in.....Yet another Top of the line Japanese Vintage Guitar this one is also Early Pre Law Suit Ibanez L5 Jazz Box in rare form AAAA flamed blond beauty! This is an early Crafted in Japan made under the radar “prototype" this one is pre serial # model and this one was built to very high exacting detailed workmanship standards and AAAA Figured & flamed aged superior Tone-woods and a work of art fine finish work, This vintage example was built from the late 1950's- early 1960's Gibson Specifications some folks say this is built so good its even better than the vintage Gibson counterpart from the last 50's & 60's and actually is better than the later 70's Gibsons later improved again from about 78-81 and you have to get a Custom Shop guitar to come close to this example. This is a very early true Open Book Famous headstock this is THE ONE .... these types of examples is what caused the “Law Suits" that cost Ibanez and a few others quite a bit of trouble from the American Companies in the early 80's. This example is in SUPER NICE all round condition, for its age it's “about 37 years old " The body is Premium AAAA and again its pretty darn clean, the Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish has now beautifully ambered with natural aging, It has excellent original frets. This example has the highest quality German AAA Sitka spruce top , With a real sweet sound unplugged and very resonant excellent vintage tone woods used that have now mellowed nicely with over 37 years time passing. Its crafted using only highly AAA-AAAA flamed premium Maple sides-back & neck. The high quality original Gold hardware shows some fading. The two paf humbuckers sing & ring with great soulful and bluesy jazz tones and is quite versatile and easily comparable to that American "big named" L-5 guitar. This one came to us without a case and since we had purchased a very good used Gibson hard shell case it does the job well and is optionally available for $160 additional. With this vintage gem you will have no need to spend $7,500 -$16,000 on something comparable in the Gibson line… or a Japanese crafted DeAngelico those are made by Greco which is the very same Company making this L-5. Like fine wine this one has aged & mellowed quite nicely over the past 35+ years and is truly a very fine and rare example to bring joy to your playing and will easily last a lifetime and then some... This is the best of the best folks and you don't see these any cleaner than this often hats for sure.