SOLD - Ibanez Professional 2680 "Bob Weir" 1978 Natural

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We just moved one of these through about a week ago and now here's another in better condition.

The guitar is 100% original and it plays great.  For those who aren't in the know, the pickups in these 70s Ibanez guitars are underrated.  They sound fantastic.  I've seen quite a few of these guitars over the years that received Dimarzio replacement pickups, which is always a shame.

The frets are in good shape and they received a polish here to get them dialed in.  This model typically shows binding deterioration.  You can see some shrinkage on the neck binding, but it is better than most and is not in need of attention at this time.  The truss rod has been checked and has room for future adjustment.  We set the guitar up and added a new set of strings. 

Some history:

The 2680 is an Professional series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1975. It was made in Japan by FujiGen. It is a signature model created for Bob Weir of the American rock band Grateful Dead

The 2680 features a carved ash top with German carve edges, abalone purfling and cream binding on a double-cutaway ash body mated to a set-in maple neck with a large scroll headstock, 22-fret ebony fingerboard with binding and mother of pearl dot position markers.

Components include a pair of Super 70 humbucking pickups mounted in black pickup rings with individual volume and tone controls, a Tune-O-Matic style bridge and stop tailpiece, speed knobs with pointers and Smooth Tuner machine heads.

For 1977 the Gibraltar bridge with sustain block embedded in the body and the slotted Gibraltar tailpiece with scalloped "cloud" ornament were introduced, along with new Super 80 "Flying Finger" pickups, a bone and brass nut and VelveTune machine heads. For 1978 the knobs were replaced with Sure Grip knobs with rubber grip insert.

The 2681 is a similar model with a vine fretboard inlays. The 2617 is a related model with a standard Artist body shape with longer horns.

The 2680 was discontinued in 1980.

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  • Color: Natural
  • Weight: 9lb 12.1oz
  • Top: Maple
  • Body: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Profile: C
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Inlays: Abalone Dot
  • Frets: Original, normal wear
  • Fret count: 22
  • Nut material: Bone + Brass
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • Scale: 24-3/4"
  • Radius: 12"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: .84"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: .96"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: .030"
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: .040"
  • Total length: 41"
  • Lower bout: 14"
  • Waist: 9-1/4"
  • Upper bout: 10-3/4"
  • Body depth/thickness: 1-3/4" @ Neck, 1-1/4" @ Tail
  • String gauge: .010-.046
  • Hardware Color: Gold
  • Bridge Pickup Brand: Ibanez Super 80 Flying Finger
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 7.75k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup Brand: Ibanez Super 80 Flying Finger
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 7.58k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Pickguard: N/A
  • Bridge: Harmonica Bridge, Original
  • Tuners: Original
  • Switch: 3 Way Toggle
  • Pots/Codes: Original
  • Case: Non Original Hard Shell
  • Notes: 

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