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Antoria Deluxe 59-er Sunlight Special MIJ 1978


Antoria Deluxe 59-er Sunlight Special Mand in Japan in 1978

  • Ivory
  • Super 70 PAF style pickups
  • Rare guitar
  • Includes hardcase

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Here’s a very cool and rare Ibanez/Antoria Deluxe 59er “Sunlight Special” Les Paul copy,  made in Japan at the renowned Ibanez FugiGen Gakki Factory in 1978. Ash topped mahogany body with a Tinted Ivory finish, and a full feeling maple bolt-on neck, this guitar plays very nicely indeed.  There are a few chips to edges giving a bit of natural relic-ing, and small neck pocket finish crack but completely sound, all original and in excellent overall condition for its 44 years.  This is an Ibanez 2342 IV Deluxe 59er rebranded with the mark of Ibanez subsidiary Antoria, presumably to be able to sell off remaining stock in the wake of the well known Lawsuit in the Seventies.  The specification is identical to the Ibanez Deluxe 59er used by Paul Gilbert and Jimi Kidd on the iconic album “Raw Blues Power”.  Its “Super 70s” humbuckers also are renowned in their own right, in particular as the pickup that EVH used in slightly modded form on the groundbreaking instrumental “Eruption”.  Comes with a brown faux alligator hardshell case.
  • Brand: Antoria
  • Model: Deluxe 59er
  • Year: 1978
  • Origin: Japan
  • Serial No: B780491
  • Weight: 8lb 14oz / 4.0kg
  • Finish: Ivory
  • Body: Ash/Mahogany
  • Neck:  Maple
  • Profile: Full C
  • Fretboard: Maple, 12″ radius
  • Scale length: 24.75″
  • Frets: 22 medium jumbo
  • Bridge Pickup: Ibanez Super 70s
  • Neck Pickup: Ibanez Super 70s
  • Controls: 3-position pickup selector, 2x volume, 2x tone
  • Bridge: Tune-o-matic/Stoptail
  • Tuners: Keystone
  • Case:  Faux Alligator Hardcase
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