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Otherwise perfect with
the original case also in great condition. The only signs of ageing are the
original gold pickup covers, especially the neck pickup, being tarnished (
lost some of it's gold plating ) due to the vapours from the original
celluloid pickguard deteriorating. That part being professionally remade
using non-celluloid material acetate but managing to save and re-use the original multi
binding from that guard. A very nice result.
Additional notes and comments on body binding:
I've also since noticed body binding age deterioration to a small degree,
worthy of comment and additional photos but certainly not inconsistent with a vintage Ibanez
This can mainly be seen around the front and back lower bass bout edges. No deterioration on the neck binding.
A very difficult task, out of 30 photos, I can only manage to show how slight the effect is in these four following pictures.
I hope these go some way to describing that detail.
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