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1986 Ibanez IMG 2010 Guitar Synthesizer Midi Controller

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Spring Hill, TN, United States
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The Ibanez IMG2010, like all the Roland guitar synthesizers from the 1980s, was actually built at the same Fujigen factory that made many of the best Japanese guitars of that era. The designers of the IMG2010, the last of the mass-produced Roland compatible controllers, benefitted from studying the weaknesses and strengths of the Roland models.

The IMG2010 a incorporates graphite reinforced neck for stability, playability, and pitch accuracy. The fretboard is ebony, the fretboard of choice in all of the top-of-the-line synthesizer controllers, such as the Roland G-808 or the Godin guitars. The fragile Roland ribbon connector was replaced by a wired harness. The tricky vibrato touch pads were replaced by a knob. The IMG2010 adds a virtual whammy bar mentioned in the Roland service manuals but never implemented by Roland, and Ibanez engineers redesigned the gain structure of the internal trim pots. Proper setup of the trim pots is required for accurate velocity tracking.

Simply put, the revolutionary X-ING IMG2010 is absolutely one of the finest guitar synthesizer controllers ever built. The X-ING IMG2010 has more performance features, dead-on pitch stability, quality, sound, and playability that has made Ibanez one of the top guitar manufacturers in the world. If you use this guitar with a vintage guitar synth, or with a modern guitar synth (by using a BC-13, BX-13 or similar device) nothing seems to plays as easily or as accurately as the Ibanez IMG2010.

This instrument is in good to very good condition. It show only minimal signs of wear. It does however have a few corrosion issues on the hardware. Please see pictures. It works perfectly. Tracking will need to be adjusted to your taste. Comes with the original hard shell case. It does not come with the original tremolo or connector cable.

We just put new D'Addario strings on it!

Body: Maple

 Finish: Black or Silver

 Neck: Maple, 1 piece with GFRP bar with truss rod

 Fingerboard: Ebony

 Frets: 22

 Bridge: Custom Ibanez with integrated hex pickup

 Nut: N/A

 Tuning machines: Ibanez Microtuners

 Pickups: Two Ibanez Humbuckers

 Scale: 25 1/2"

 Truss Rod: Single, adjustable

 Neck Width: 1 5/8"

 Body Width: 12"

 Body Depth: 1 1/2"

 Overall Length: 37"

 Weight: 9.6 lbs.

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