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Ibanez Artist Model 2630


  • Serial No.: E794237
  • Manufacture Date: May, 1979
  • Original Purchase Date: December 1, 2007 via eBay Auction
  • Body: Arched curly maple top and back with maple rims, full length sustain block
  • Neck: Rock maple, set neck
  • Fingerboard: Select ebony, pearl-abalone-pearl inlays, half-bone/half-brass nut, 22 VelveTouch frets (fat, though most likely refretted at some point)
  • Pickups: Bridge: Ibanez Super 80; Neck: Ibanez Super 80 tri-sound
  • Bridge: Ibanez Gibraltar (type 1) locking bridge
  • Tailpiece: Ibanez Gibraltar (type 1) slotted tailpiece
  • Controls: Individual volume and tone (using original SureGrip type 1 knobs), three-position pickup selector, tri-sound selector for neck pickup (up = out-of-phase humbucker; middle = single coil; down = humbucker)
  • Machine Heads: Ibanez Velve-Tune double worm gear machines with pearloid buttons and locking nuts
  • Harware: Gold plated
  • Color: Antique Violin (AV)
  • Condition Notes: Bridge, tail and "cloud" are new stock. Everything else shown on the guitar is original. I have the original pick guard and its mounting bracket (though binding has fallen off the guard).
  • 1978 Catalog Page: Click here to see the original page scan


Note: All pictures are high-resolution. Click the picture to view the full-size version.

"Beauty" Shot with a Flash

Ibanez Artist 2630 - Full View w/ Flash

"Beauty" Shot in Natural Light

Ibanez Artist 2630 - Full View w/ Natural Light

Additional Natural Light Shots

Ibanez Artist 2630 - Full Frontal View

Ibanez Artist 2630 - Full Back View

Ibanez Artist 2630 - Body Front View

Ibanez Artist 2630 - Body Back View

Ibanez Artist 2630 - Body Long View

Ibanez Artist 2630 - Body Side View

Ibanez Artist 2630 - Headstock Back and Front

Ibanez Artist 2630 - Pick Guards, Original and Reproduction
NOTE: Repro Pick Guard (the one on the bottom of the photo) Is NOT Included In Sale!

Ibanez Artist 2630 - Original Hardshell Case, Open

Ibanez Artist 2630 - Original Hardshell Case, Closed

All photos Copyright © 2009 Charles F. Evans, All Rights Reserved.

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