NGD: An elusive Ibanez and stellar experience at Mak's (where Ivor Maraints used to be)

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  • guitarjack66guitarjack66 Frets: 169
    Ivor Maraints seem to still have a thriving business in Garforth near Leeds. I have bought a few bits and bobs online from them recently. Not sure if they are now online exclusively now?
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  • OffsetOffset Frets: 579
    That is gorgeous, no surprise you went for it . Would it be crass to ask how many pennies you had to part with for it? My guess would be about £1200?
    I wish!

    https://www.maksguitars.co.uk/collections/archtops-semis/products/1978-ibanez-artist-series-2635-w-ohsc
    That doesn't seem unreasonable to me.
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  • danishbacondanishbacon Frets: 1783
    Ivor Maraints seem to still have a thriving business in Garforth near Leeds. I have bought a few bits and bobs online from them recently. Not sure if they are now online exclusively now?
    I think they are now. 
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  • danishbacondanishbacon Frets: 1783
    Offset said:
    That is gorgeous, no surprise you went for it . Would it be crass to ask how many pennies you had to part with for it? My guess would be about £1200?
    I wish!

    https://www.maksguitars.co.uk/collections/archtops-semis/products/1978-ibanez-artist-series-2635-w-ohsc
    That doesn't seem unreasonable to me.
    That was another thing I forgot to mention. For a central London shop, Mak’s prices are sensible and in line with the market. Not sure same can be said about other outfits. 
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  • Benm39Benm39 Frets: 103
    That's a lovely looking instrument Fred! Great score :)
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  • BasherBasher Frets: 882
    Absolutely amazing looking fiddle there!

    Still annoyed at choosing not to buy a very reasonably priced Ibanez 175 copy in the 90s because the owner had put an uncovered Duncan humbucker in the neck position.

    Maks seems to have some lovely stuff in. Would love to try the Eastman 175-alike. I have owned their mandolins and currently have a 12-fret acoustic and think they do cracking stuff for the price. Just worried about the 1.75" nut on the jazzboxes so would need to play one first.

    Anyway, back to your guitar. Quite beautiful and no doubt wonderful sounding and very well made. And yes, that, a Scofield and a Weir would be, for me at least, a holy trinity of Ibanez hollow, semi and solid instruments. Go for it!
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  • ThePrettyDamnedThePrettyDamned Frets: 5933
    That looks a good price to me, from a store, for a great guitar in that condition.

    I can't get over how pretty it is. 
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  • BasherBasher Frets: 882
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  • danishbacondanishbacon Frets: 1783
    edited July 25
    Basher said:
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    Had quickly seen this @basher but forgot to respond/save the image, thank you. Any chance of reupping it, could be new avatar
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  • BasherBasher Frets: 882
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    Had quickly seen this @basher but forgot to respond/save the image, thank you. Any chance of reupping it, could be new avatar
    Sorry. Was just being stupid with the "steal your bacon" icon. Saw it again and thought it was crap! Here it is again, alongside a "steal your Ibanez" one I did at the same time. That 2635 really is stunning and I hope you're still enjoying it.

     
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  • danishbacondanishbacon Frets: 1783
    Brilliant @Basher ! Thank you :)
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  • rossirossi Frets: 1315
    edited July 26
    This is Gibson Byrdland inspired by the pickup positioning etc.Nice.........
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  • GassageGassage Frets: 26272
    Bloody lovely Fred!

    Donald Trump has spoken movingly about 7-Eleven. It reminded him, he said, of the way Americans came together in 1941 after Pearl Necklace.

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  • danishbacondanishbacon Frets: 1783
    Basher said:
    Basher said:
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    Had quickly seen this @basher but forgot to respond/save the image, thank you. Any chance of reupping it, could be new avatar
    Sorry. Was just being stupid with the "steal your bacon" icon. Saw it again and thought it was crap! Here it is again, alongside a "steal your Ibanez" one I did at the same time. That 2635 really is stunning and I hope you're still enjoying it.

     

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  • danishbacondanishbacon Frets: 1783
    Gassage said:
    Bloody lovely Fred!
    Cheers :)

    rossi said:
    This is Gibson Byrdland inspired by the pickup positioning etc.Nice.........
    It does feel a bit that way doesn't it? I've not measured the scale length though so not sure...
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