1977 Ibanez Rocket Roll 2387CT (Flying V Copy) Electric Guitar

In the last few years, vintage Ibanez guitars of certain styles have skyrocketed in value and it's for a reason -- these are excellent products and match or exceed the "original" (in this case, a Gibson Flying V) examples. 

This one is a completely-stock Rocket Roll of the 2387CT model which apes the '50s Flying V style rather than the '70s reissue version. Ironically, though, it actually handles in the neck a bit closer to the '70s version with a fast, easy neck profile and a sturdy, functional build. It's also fairly lightweight to boot.

The body is made from Japanese ash (sen) but the natural finish, as it's aged, has turned a pretty yellowy color that's very similar to the look of the korina bodies on '50s Gibsons.

Ibanez lore says these were made by Hoshino Gakki in Japan and build quality is high and precise. It features the company's "Super 70" humbucker pickups which sound awfully close to vintage Gibson pickups with that nice, satiny, chunky, mids-forward, sort-of toasty sound. That, combined with the playability in the neck, makes this simply a joy to play.

Repairs included: a fret level/dress, setup, and minor adjustments.

Body wood: Japanese ash (sen) -- stacked, multi-piece

Bridge: ABR-style

Fretboard: rosewood

Neck wood: maple

Pickups: 2x original Super 70 humbuckers

Action height at 12th fret: 1/16" overall (fast, spot-on)
String gauges: 46w-10

Neck shape: slim C

Board radius: 10"

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium-wider

Scale length: 24 3/4"

Nut width: 1 11/16"

Body width: 16 1/2"

Body depth: 1 1/2"

Weight: 7 lbs 2 oz

Condition notes: the guitar is entirely stock and original. It has minor wear and tear at the edges of the body (small nicks/dings and chips in the finish) but it's remarkably clean. We've just leveled/dressed the frets and set it up and it's ready to go with plenty of life left in the frets.

It comes with: an original hard case but the hinges are broken. I'll either be replacing them or attempting to repair them to decent functionality before shipping.