Sugihara (an apprentace of the legendary Hiroshi Tamura whom studied with John D'angelico). A fantastic value for a vintage archtop. There is a sweet sounding Seth Lover PAF installed currently. The rest of the hardware is original to the guitar. This guitar absolutely SPARKLES with vintage jazz tone Strung with a brand new set of D'addario 13ga flatwounds.
There are some deep finish checks in the top that are not cracks - the guitar itself appears to have been played a good deal but there are no cracks, breaks or repairs. Some of the binding on the back is starting to crumble, which is very common on these 70's Ibanez Archtops.Worthy of fixing at somepoint, but perfectly playable as-is. Original hardcase included as pictured. Don't miss out on an amazing vintage hollowbody guitar for a STEAL! The item "Vintage 1978 Ibanez FA-500 Johnny Smith Gibson Copy L-5 L-5C L5 Sugihara Signed" is in sale since Saturday, March 3, 2018.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "vintagecorrect" and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.