1977 Ibanez Silver Series J-Bass
Here we have a 1977 lawsuit-era Ibanez Silver Series Jazz Bass in a red-burst finish. During the 1970s, while big names like Fender and Gibson were experiencing a quality slump, Japanese builders were making fine copies and selling them for less than their American counterparts. Ibanez was at the center of this copy influx, and their parent company Hoshino was eventually sued by Norlin for copying Gibson headstock designs. Among those copies were the Silver Series, which were their Fender copies, of which this J Bass is a part. This bass J style pick-up in the bridge position and a P style pick-up in the neck, making it a very versatile bass tone-wise. The maple fretboard has great response and the guitar sounds great. It does have some wear, but it’s mostly located on the sides were there are some paint chips. The bass is also all original save for new strap buttons and a Bad Ass II bridge. This bass is in great shape and is ready to rock! Ships in a hard plastic case.
Weight: 9 lbs. 6 oz.
Nut Width: 1 ½”
7.5/10 (very good condition) Made in Japan
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