1983 IBANEZ AM 205 AV SUPER EDITION
The Ibanez brand name dates back to 1929 when Hoshino Gakki began
importing Salvador Ibanez guitars from Spain
Most Ibanez guitars were made for Hoshino Gakki by the FujiGen guitar
factory in Japan up until the mid-to-late 1980s
This particular model was partially handmade in 1983 and regarded as a
cream of the crop semiacoustic guitar of all times. Something like
modern days Gibson Custom Shop 356 .
One piece burled mahogany front, back and sides.
One piece mahogany, 24'' 3/4 scale neck, ebony fingerboard with 22
medium jumbo frets, pearl and abalone inlays, graphite nut.
Inside solid mahogany tone block.
Ibanez piston valve tuners, Ibanez Gibraltar double locking bridge and
double locking quick change tailpiece, Ibanez strap locks, Ibanez super
58 humbuckers in gold, two volume, two tone regulators.
Tuners changed to Schaller rear locking
Neck pickup changed to Dimarzio DP 163
Bluesbucker with 500k push/pull volume pot
for humbucker/single coil operation and
500k tone pot with 0,033mkf capacitor on/off
Bridge pickup changed to Seymour Duncan
SH-4 JB with 500k push/pull volume pot for
humbucker/single coil operation, also 500k
push/pull pot for phase change and
0,033mkf capacitor on/off switch.
Both volume pots have 660 pf high pass
capacitors on them.
Double contact, shielded barrel output jack socket was introduced.
Inner wiring was changed to low loss RF OFHC cables which reduced inner circuit capacitance from 1130 pf to 470
pf. Finally, Schaller locking strap locks were introduced.
Neck pickup, clean - single coil, humbucker, natural sustain.
Neck pickup, drive - single coil, humbucker.
Bridge pickup, clean - single coil, front coil, rear coil.
Bridge pickup, drive - single coil, front coil, rear coil.
Bridge humbucker, clean - front coil priority, rear coil priority.
Bridge humbucker, drive - front coil priority, rear coil priority.
Both pickups, clean, in phaze - single coil, humbucker.
Both pickups, clean, out of phaze - single coil, humbucker.
Both pickups, drive, out of phaze - single coil, humbucker.
Volume pot test, clean - neck and bridge single coils.
Volume pot test, drive - neck single coil and humbucker.
Guitar demo track, drive, front single coil and bridge humbucker.
All samples were recorded with moded Ceriatone OTS 100 amp
and CCC Thiele 1x12 cabinet with EVM 12L speaker with built in