The Custom Agent 2405 - 1974
This Custom Agent is an excellent addition to your Collection
There is play wear throughout the guitar ( Cosmetic )
* Mahogany Body
* Maple Top
* Maple 3/piece Set Neck
* Rosewood Fingerboard
* Super 70's Humbucking Pickups
The Custom Agent was produced between circa 1974 and 1977,
but serial numbers were not applied to Ibanez guitars until September 1975.
The development of this guitar is interesting, especially because the design is unique.
But first, let me give some background on the “lawsuit era” of Ibanez guitars.
Up until the mid-1970s, Ibanez mainly offered Japanese manufactured copies of popular American designs like the Stratocaster and Les Paul.
The large American guitar manufacturers certainly didn’t appreciate the business they were losing as a result of Ibanez blatantly copying their instruments.
On June 28, 1977, Norlin (Gibson’s parent company) filed a lawsuit against Elger
(Ibanez’s parent company) for trademark infringement, claiming Ibanez was copying
Gibson’s headstocks too closely.
What many people don’t realize is that by 1975, Ibanez was already working on their
“original designs.” By the time the lawsuit was filed, nearly all Ibanez guitars had a much different, non-Gibson-style headstock.
That’s not to say the body shapes weren’t still being copied, but there wasn’t much
Gibson or Fender could do about this since they didn’t have specific enough trademarks on their body shapes or styles. The lawsuit never went to trial, and Elger signed an agreement to stop marketing Gibson-copied designs and using model names suggestive of Gibson. Elger complied, but the lawsuit represented what was really more of a formality than a radical change in the way Ibanez built their guitars.
The Custom Agent was one of the first Ibanez guitars to feature an original design.
The body is obviously based on a Les Paul, but it has a mandolin-scroll-style headstock, banjo-style fretboard inlays, and a decorative pearl inlay below the stud tailpiece that gives the appearance of a trapeze tailpiece. The pickguard for this model was also uniquely shaped with scrolls.
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You can ALSO PICKUP locally at the store using our Curbside Pickup
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Your item(s) must be returned with all the original packaging. For returned items,
we will credit you the original amount of your order minus the total shipping cost.
YOU the customer, are responsible for returning the item at your expense.
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Damages and issues
Please inspect your order upon reception and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you receive the wrong item, so that we can evaluate the issue and make it right.
Exceptions / non-returnable items
Certain types of items cannot be returned; such as, Harmonicas and ALL Opened
The fastest way to ensure you get what you want is to return the item you have, and once the return is accepted, make a separate purchase for the new item.
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