1978 Ibanez Model 2453

Here is a vintage 1978 Ibanez Model 2453 hollowbody electric guitar. This particular Gibson Howard Roberts lawsuit model example, serial number I775035, is in extremely excellent 100% all original condition and even includes the original Gibson Chainsaw / Protecto inspired hard shell case! This is a very rare model in exceptional, near mint, all original condition.

This ’78 Ibanez 2453 Howard Roberts lawsuit-era replica features: 16″ lower bout width, 21″ body length from neck heel to lower strap button, 11″ upper bout width, 3 3/8″ body depth, 1 11/16″ nut width, 25 1/2″ scale length, weighs 7 pounds 2 ounces, a 3-ply bound flamed Maple top with, bound flamed Maple back and sides, 3-piece set Maple neck, bound Rosewood fingerboard, 22 frets, 7-ply bound tortoise shell pickguard, 5-ply bound headstock, flower vine headstock inlay, pearl slotted block fingerboard inlays, 13-ply rosette surrounds oval sound hole, gold enclosed Gotoh tuning keys with Ibanez Star stickers, gold neck mounted Super 70 floating humbucking pickup, master volume control, passive treble and bass controls, compensated adjustable Ebony bridge with inlaid feet, L-5 style deco on gold engraved tailpiece.

This clean machine sill retains the original “Super 70s” sticker on the back of the neck, which is ironic because it only has a single Super 70. With virtually zero playing wear and no metal oxidation, this crisp survivor is as clean as it gets. It also happens to play incredibly easily, and was recently setup with nice flatwound strings.