9/07/2015

1979 Ibanez Concord J-560BK Jumbo Guitar




Update: The owner gave me the serial number for this which places it at 1979.

This guitar is owned by the same fellow who owns the previous Concord jumbo. This is a slightly-later, more-gussied-up version and has "for sure" stage presence. Sheesh! I'm a bit blinded (in a good way). All this needed was a decent setup and a few adjustments. That's pretty good for 30+ years of life.

It's very similar to the other Concord in its J-200-copy tone and robust sound but has a hair more low-end and a slightly more scooped-mids sound. I'm chocking that up to laminate mahogany (rather than maple) back and sides. A smaller bridge helps bring a bit more bass out, too, methinks. The top is solid like the other Concord jumbo, too, though the pickguard shape is a bit more "Hummingbird" than J-200 in shape.






The trim is J-200 + Martin 45 styling.







Check out those buttons!






Even the edges have that faux-pearl (I'm assuming) edging. Pretty slick.


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