This is a great example of the high quality work coming out of Fujigen starting in the 70s. The playability is superb and the Super 88 pickups sound amazing. I tried it out through a clean Fender Twin and an ENGL Powerball. It sounds great from clean to high gain.

 

The ash body shows striking grain and the original control knobs have such a cool look.  I also love the machined metal control panel covers.  This is a well balanced guitar and a joy to play. It shows some finish chipping around the edge of the body, which appears to be very common on this model, but is in very good shape otherwise.  The tuners have been replaced with Gotohs.

 

From the Ibanez Wiki:

 

Scale length: 24.75 inches.

 

The MC200 is a Musician series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1978. It was made in Japan by FujiGen with production beginning in late 1977.

 

Like most Musician models, the MC200 features neck through body construction. It has body wings made up of an ash core sandwiched between two layers of mahogany on a five-piece maple and walnut neck with a 24-fret ebonized rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 88 humbucking pickups mounted in integrated plastic covers with individual volume and tone controls, a Tune-o-matic style Gibraltar bridge mounted to a sustain block embedded in the neck, a Gibraltar tailpiece w/ scalloped "cloud" ornament, a bone and brass nut, rubberized Sure Grip control knobs, a ¼" output mounted in the guitar top and Velve-Tune II machine heads.

 

The included hardshell case fits well, but I am not sure of its originality.

 

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SOLD - 1978 Ibanez Musician MC-200

$899.00Price