NGD 1981 Ibanez BL300nt Blazer

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NGD 1981 Ibanez BL300nt Blazer

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So this just happened...
Trying to stay away from stuff like this but .... it cost me about as much as a box of Heiniken, I had to.

1981 Ibanez Blazer in natural Ash. Fretboard is pretty clean for a maple of this Era and the paint job comes free :thumbup: :lol:

It's been a while between Roadstar / Blazer vibes and these are fantastic players in my opinion... so on the refinish pile she goes.
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Oh hell yes!
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Love it! Even despite the fact its not an Eastman.
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Are they scale positions on the fretboard?
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vintage52 wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 4:00 pm Are they scale positions on the fretboard?
It was an early version of the Fretlight concept.
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Slowy wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 4:46 pm
vintage52 wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 4:00 pm Are they scale positions on the fretboard?
It was an early version of the Fretlight concept.
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vintage52 wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 4:00 pm Are they scale positions on the fretboard?
No but there are marks that look like paint? I had to clean some off, some still left though.

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I have a 1980 version. If you're going to change anything don't throw out the parts, I'll take them for spares. The out of phase toggle switch is broken on mine so I'd like a genuine replacement.
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horrendous paint job. Very cool guitar. I have a bass from that series.

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rickenbackerkid wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 7:20 pm horrendous paint job. Very cool guitar. I have a bass from that series.
Um.. If I'd paid a box of beers equivalent for it I'd probably leave the paint job. It's a little bit cool.


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Ha, the paint job looks great in the pic.... it's really terrible. Smudges to thick overlaps to woodgrain.

Replacement headstock decal incoming. Will see where it all leads.

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WellyBlues wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 6:53 pm I have a 1980 version. If you're going to change anything don't throw out the parts, I'll take them for spares. The out of phase toggle switch is broken on mine so I'd like a genuine replacement.
Not a worry, will see what happens with it.

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vintage52 wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 4:00 pm Are they scale positions on the fretboard?
Hey, on closer inspection, yes! It looks like positions were definitely marked out. Looks like minor pentatonic but so much has rubbed off.

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Re: NGD 1981 Ibanez BL300nt Blazer

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Good ol tin foil shielding
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