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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Ibanez Artist info?

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mrg89 - Posted - 09/19/2019:  10:17:32

Longtime lurker, first time poster. I'm going tmm to check out a craigslist ad for a 70's era Ibanez Artist. The price is right and I imagine I'll be walking away with it no matter what, but I tried to do some research and haven't found any Ibanez's with this inlay pattern (shield and eagles, i guess you'd call it?). Do any of you fine folks have any info about this model?

thisoldman - Posted - 09/19/2019:  11:00:15

Have you checked the Ibenez site here,  catalogs  to see if your banjo is there?

mrg89 - Posted - 09/19/2019:  12:07:05

Great Idea! Unfortunately, still no luck on an ID. Always fun to look through instrument catalogs, though.

banjonz - Posted - 09/19/2019:  12:34:20

Wow, I have never seen that one before. Maybe Mike Stanger here can shed some light on this.

RioStat - Posted - 09/19/2019:  14:51:12

I believe it could some iteration of a Mountaineer.....

See this discussion from a couple weeks ago...and look at the pictures on Mike Stanger's BHO homepage.

Edited by - RioStat on 09/19/2019 14:51:40

beegee - Posted - 09/19/2019:  16:14:02

Ibanez BJ-350

Greg Gilbert - Posted - 09/21/2019:  09:04:49

That's a '76 Bicentennial Model. Mike Stanger has one with a picture on his home page.

mrg89 - Posted - 09/23/2019:  14:37:19

Solved! It is the Bicentennial model. And boy is it a beauty! Well loved, heavily played, but still has a lot of life left. I'm a clawhammer guy, but I think i'll be hanging on to this one.


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