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The 2387 is a solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1972. It was made in Japan by FujiGen. It was among the first models in what would come to be the Rocket Roll series. It was also referred to as the Super V[1], the Rocket-Style and the Rocket-Roll.[2]

The 2387 features a vee-shaped body modeled on the Gibson Flying V. It has a solid mahogany body bolted to a mahogany neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot position markers. Components include a Tune-o-matic style fixed bridge and stop tailpiece, a pair of uncovered Ibanez humbucking pickups mounted in a large white pickguard which covers much of the top, top hat style knobs, and covered tuners. The output jack is mounted on the face of the guitar.

For 1976 the pickups were changed to the new Super 70s.

The 2387DX is a similar model with a set-in neck and sealed tuners. The 2387B is a four-string bass model with similar styling.

The 2387 and 2387DX were initially offered only in the United Kingdom. They were created at the behest of UK distributor Maurice Summerfield who bought an early 70's Gibson Flying V reissue and sent it to Hoshino in Japan to be reverse engineered.[2] They were introduced to the US market in 1974.[3]

The 2387 was discontinued in 1976.

Specifications

Specifications for 2387
Model name: 2387
Year(s) produced: 1972–1976
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Cherry
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Solid mahogany
Neck joint:
Bolt-on
Bridge:
Tune-o-matic style fixed
Tailpiece:
Stop
Pickguard:
White/ black/ white
Knob style:
Top hat (black)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
2387
Neck material:
1-piece mahogany
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid dot
Frets:
22
Machine heads:
Covered
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
1972–1975: Ibanez Hi-Power (H)
1976: Ibanez Super 70 uncovered (H)
Neck pickup:
1972–1975: Ibanez Hi-Power (H)
1976: Ibanez Super 70 uncovered (H)
Controls:
Two volumes / master tone / 3-way toggle pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" mono (top mounted)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
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Pickup switching
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Control layout
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1973 English magazine ad[1]
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US magazine ad (circa 1974)

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1973 Ibanez ad, Guitar List, archived September 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bacon, Tony (2013). The Ibanez Electric Guitar Book : a complete history of Ibanez electric guitars (1st ed.). Milwaukee, WI: Backbeat Books. pp. 21–24. ISBN 978-1-61713-453-1
  3. Fjestad, Zachary R.; Meiners, Larry (2007). Gibson Flying V (revised 2nd edition). Van Nuys, Calif.: Alfred Music, p. 43, ISBN 978-1-886768-72-7
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