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! REDUCED ! Ibanez S3620FM Japan MIJ Sabre (540S)

Estimated price for orientation: 390 $

Category: Electric Guitar

Brand: Ibanez

PRICE REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE THIS WEEKENDTHE LISTING WILL BE ENDED THIS WEEK2003 Ibanez Prestige S3620FM 'Prestige' Japanese Ibanez S3620FM, in trans blue.  These are tremendous guitars, and this one is no exception.   Made in the Fujigen Gakki factory, which is where the top-end JEMs are made.   Build quality is fantastic - there isn't a single aspect of the way that this is built that I would like to see done differently or improved upon. The fretwork is immaculate, the binding is flawless, its awesome. This is the offspring of the old "Sabre" series, with a body of normal thickness at the centre, thinning out to only about 10mm at the edges, so it is ridiculously comfortable to wear. The mass is concentrated around the middle of the guitar (just where you need it).   The body is traditional combination of a mahogany back with a maple cap, and the maple has a crisp, tight flame to it. The headstock has a maple cap too, finished in the same blue as the body, which looks very smart. The neck is a Wizard II (the bubinga striped version), which means that it is just a shade thicker than the original (super-skinny) Wizard necks, and is a good deal thinner than the more recent Wizard necks. Whatever, it is great to play.   Pickups are both DiMarzio PAFs, which sound great.  The trem is the Ibanez 'ZR' (zero resistance) which operates using a set of roller-bearings instead of knife-edges. It is smooth and responsive and COMPLETELY stable. Tune it and forget about needing to tune ot again. It also has the original 'Zero Point' trem stabiliser installed, which means that the strings don't go out of tune when you bend a note - a very clever system with a second set of springs that pull against the trem springs. Seriously, all trems should be like this. I'm selling as part of a severe downsize of a 80+ guitar collection, otherwise this would be a lifetime keeper. This is in great condition and plays excellently, but is a 'players' guitar, not a museum piece ... there are a few minor dings but nothing that stops it being a serious looker.  It has the usual small lacquer crack at the neck joint, but I've had the neck off and it is just the lacquer, not the wood that is affected.   It'll be packed to withstand an earthquake followed by a riot, and will be insured (just in case there IS an earthquake followed by a riot).  It will ship by ParcelForce24, in a quality case. Happy bidding.  UK only please.