Ibanez Musician MC200 Vintage MIJ Electric Guitar Dark Stain 1978 Japan
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Here's a 1978 Ibanez MC200 Musician in good playing condition. These guitars have a serious cult following and for good reason! Incredibly smooth playability, beautiful sustain and versatile tones thanks to the neck-thru construction and pair of Super 88 pickups, as well as rock solid build quality, top-of-the-line components throughout, and of course that vintage Ibanez look you know and love. This one had a significant crack near the top of the neck by the headstock at some point in its life (see photos); the crack has been very well repaired and is fully stable, but a couple of the contours of the repair can be lightly felt when playing. The guitar also has three non-original tuners, an added plate around the output jack, and a Steal Your Face logo on the headstock. It shows a fair amount of cosmetic signs of play throughout (see photos), but the frets are very healthy and this guitar plays and sounds excellent all things considered. This one's a Deadhead's delight! It does not include a case/gig bag or other accessories, but check out our shop online or get in touch directly if you'd like to add anything to your order.
From Ibanez Wiki (specs may differ slightly):
The MC200 is a Musician series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1978. It was made in Japan by FujiGen with production beginning in late 1977.
Like most Musician models, the MC200 features neck through body construction. It has body wings made up of an ash core sandwiched between two layers of mahogany on a five-piece maple and walnut neck with a 24-fret ebonized rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 88 humbucking pickups mounted in integrated plastic covers with individual volume and tone controls, a Tune-o-matic style Gibraltar bridge mounted to a sustain block embedded in the neck, a Gibraltar tailpiece w/ scalloped "cloud" ornament, a bone and brass nut, rubberized Sure Grip control knobs, a ¼" output mounted in the guitar top and Velve-Tune II machine heads.
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Mahogany/ ash/ mahogany sandwich wings
Neck joint: Neck-thru
Bridge: Gibraltar w/ sustain block
Knob style: Sure Grip (gold)
Hardware color: Chrome
Neck type: Musician
Neck material: 5-piece rock maple/ black walnut
Scale length: 628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material: Ebonized rosewood
Fingerboard inlays: Pearloid dot
Nut: Half bone/ half brass
Machine heads: [3x] Velve-Tune II [plus 3x replacement tuners]
Pickup configuration: HH
Bridge pickup: Ibanez Super 88 (H)
Neck pickup: Ibanez Super 88 (H)
Controls: Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector
Output jack: ¼" mono (mounted on top)
Factory tuning: 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)
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