Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Offered for sale:

A one owner 1977 Ibanez 2650CS serial number A775782.

This guitar is in very good condition, neck and frets are fine. Cosmetically showing playing time. There is a small chip in the finish on the top above the neck pickup.

This is obviously Ibanez’s attempt at an “LP”. And quite a good one at that. Most of us are aware of the “law suit” era of Ibanez instruments. Gibson brought suit to Ibanez over the details of the Ibanez version and eventually settled on the headstock being a copy of the Gibson “open book” design. Ibanez modified the headstock and continued to produce the guitar.

With the modified headstock design, this guitar is technically not considered a “law suit” model, but is from that era.

This really is quite a nice guitar. It plays well and with the Super 70 Anti-Hum pickups it sounds great. The original toggle switch was damaged and has been replaced. The original bridge shows a lot of wear and has also been replaced. The original switch and bridge are included.

Own a piece of high end Japanese electric guitar history!

Hard shell Gibson case included. (Back in ’77 the store was out of Ibanez cases so the original owner bought this Gibson case instead.)

“We carefully inspect every instrument when we buy it and bring it up to our standards before we offer it for sale. We also do a full set up before we ship. If you decide to purchase this guitar, please let us know what gauge strings you prefer.”


Year: 1977

Serial number: A775782

Body: Mahogany with carved curly maple top

Neck: Hard laminated maple

Finish: Sunburst

Fingerboard: Ebony with pearl block inlays

Scale Length: 24.75”

Number of Frets: 22

Bridge: Ibanez T-O-M style

Tuners: Ibanez “Smooth-Tuner”

Pickups: Ibanez Super 70 Anti-Hum

Controls: Vol, vol, tone, tone, 3-way pickup selector

Width at Nut: 1 23/32”

Radius: 9.5”

Weight: 9.6 lbs.

*Please note: we do our best giving descriptions of used pieces. We have found it impossible to describe every mark on an instrument or amp that is not in the "mint" category. Also, what's important to you may not be important to someone else. For example, you may say, "I don't care what it looks like as long as it plays or sounds well." Another person may say, "Body cosmetics are very important to me so tell me about every scratch, nick and blemish." So, please ask the questions that are most important to you. If you ask they will be answered. They are free and there's no limit. Additional photos can also be made available.

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Very Good
23 Years
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
New Paltz, NY
5:58 PM
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tues. - Sat. Mondays by appointment only

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All shipments made by us are fully insured. Also, all new products are fully covered by the manufacturer's warranty and used gear usually carries our 30 day mail order warranty. All stringed instruments sold by IGS are shipped UPS ground service for about $50.00. Alaska and Hawaii is shipped UPS 2 day Blue Label service for $75.00.(3 day Orange, 2 day Blue, and overnight Red Label is also available throughout the 48 states. Most small goods (pedals, accessories, etc.) are $7.00 for UPS ground service. Size and weight of amplifiers vary greatly. Typically UPS ground service starts at $40.00 and goes up. Please call on each item. GUITAR FREIGHT (Foreign) We ship instruments world wide. Our shipping department prides itself in its ability to safely deliver guitars anywhere in the world. We use UPS Air service, wherever possible. You are responsible for any import duties, V.A.T., etc. on delivery. It is advisable to consult with your local customs office.

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