Ibanez / USA Custom - UCEW1QM / 1990 / Red / Guitar For Sale

Ibanez USA Custom Exotic Wood 1st edition  - UCEW1QM in very rare red color with amazing block mother of pearl inlays. One of the very first ones, made in 1990 in the Ibanez USA Custom shop.

The vast majority of those guitars were made in Amber or natural color. Only a few were made in Red or Purple.

The body is made by Tak Hosono in California and the neck supplied by Ibanez Fujigen in Japan. Most probably the fingerboard was made by Roger Gresco, because it is identical to the American Master MA3HH. Only just a few early made guitars had those inlays.

These guitar were only made for just over a year as custom orders and limited edition models. They were made for the US market and it is extremely hard to find them in Europe or even elsewhere.

The body is made by  a superb 17mm thick quilted maple top and mahogany back. The neck is in pristine condition and the neck profile is considered by the collector's as the best Ibanez ever made.
Everything on the guitar is original including the original hardcase ( G&G type ). The tremolo arm, and the strap locks are included.

The hardcase is perfect in the inside but has some wear at the edges. Otherwise is super solid and all three latches are working perfectly.
 
Overall the guitar is in excellent condition, without any buckle marks or scratches at the back and front.
There are a few ( 4 ) dents  near the upper edge that can be seen at the pictures, which cannot been seen from the front.


Also, the truss rod cover and the back tremolo cover are missing. The guitar was used for studio work and most probably I lost those parts over there. However, those are very cheap and easy to be found because they are regular RG parts.

Takis Wood Store and Rare instruments, Greece  

Contact name:
Takis
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Languages:
Greek & English
Specialties:
Wood
Opening hours:
By Appointment

For over 20 years we are only specialized in high quality precious tonewoods, such as Brazilian rosewood ( CITES certified ), Pernambuco, Kingwood, Tulipwood, Red Snakewood, Imbuia and many other rare tonewoods.

Please read my article at the Vintage and Rare blog :

https://www.vintageandrare.com/blog/2010/11/brazilian-rosewood-takis-kokkalis/

We supply Don Grosh (USA), John Suhr (USA), Warrior (USA), Driskill (USA), Maton ( Aus), Melville ( Aus) and to many other boutique luthiers and individual collectors around the world.

All our wood is long seasoned ( 20 - 60 years ) and absolutely air dried. Our main warehouse is in Sao Paulo, Brazil and we also keep stock in Athens , Greece for the European market.

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