Ibanez Concord ("Lawsuit" copy of Gibson Hummingbird)
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Sold Date: 11/15/2010
Channel: Online Auction
Vintage mid-to-late 1970's "Lawsuit" knock-off of the Gibson Hummingbird, the Ibanez Concord is an affordable alternative. It has the period correct "X-bracing", the "open book" headstock design which became the major issue in the lawsuit era. Dual rectangular inlays on the fretboard are sharp and precise. Play this and you'll understand why Gibson went to court!
The guitar plays very nicely and has the great booming tone that the Gibson dreadnoughts are known for. It IS, however, about 35 years old so it has some "character," none of which affect playability. There are some finish cracks on the face and one significant scratch which my autofocus couldn't capture. I'll keep trying and will be happy to send pics upon request if I'm able to capture it. Also, there is some warping in the bridge and it is STARTING to separate from the body, however it is securely screwed in place and that is something that will not need to be addressed for some time.
On the plus side, the binding is yellowing with age and it's a beautiful looking, sounding and playing guitar for a fraction of the cost of "the real thing."
Guitar comes with a lined hard shell case.
BUYER PAYS ACTUAL SHIPPING COSTS based on their location and preferred method of shipment. In continental US, shipping should be approximately $50.
Seller reserves right to cancel auction or bids. No feedback or negative feedback bidders, contact me first.
Getting lots of questions about shipping costs, which I'm happy to address.Internationally, you should assume around $100.
has a very good shipping calculator ( /Default.aspx?country=10478 ) on their site for shipping from the US. Parcel size is 48 x 19 x 8 (inches) and weighs about 25 lbs.
If you want me to calculate shipping costs (ESTIMATED) please include a postal/zip code and I'll be glad to do it.
Again, once we have a winning bidder, I'll take their ACTUAL information to the post office and add the REAL cost of shipping to the invoice. Takes a bit longer but saves you the gouging many ebayers suffer from overpaying for shipping.
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