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Vintage 1968 Ibanez 496 CSB

   
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The early Ibanez history is thick over here at Guitarma! Here we have a Vintage Circa 1968 Ibanez 496 in beautiful Carmel Sunburst finish. This is a great representation of Ibanez starting to blossom as a brand of its own - still showcasing some of the primitive early Japanese stylings (pickups, bolt-on neck) but also starting to implement some more modern construction techniques - you can just FEEL the difference between this model and many of the earlier Teiscos, etc. Playability is really a cut above. And it sounds fantastic, especially with the addition of the Bigsby-ish tremolo. Here in Very Good+ vintage condition, with only a few minor dings and finish checking - the biggest cosmetic detractor are some added fret markers on the neck binding, which feel as though they could be scraped off/removed fairly easily. Includes an original (or at least period correct) chipboard hard case. This one is ready for the collector or the player. Or both!  
Vintage 1968 Ibanez 496 CSB