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1977 2629 AV
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The 2629 is an Artist series hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1977. It was made in Japan.

The 2629 features a full-sized, thinline, semi-hollow, double cutaway body design which is reminiscent of a Gibson ES-335 Dot. It has an arched birch top with ƒ holes and ivory binding and birch back and sides with a hard rock maple center block mated to a set-in rock maple neck with a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with ivory binding and abalone dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 80 humbucking pickups with chrome covers and individual volume and tone controls, black pickup rings, a tortoise pick guard, a Tune-o-matic style Gibraltar bridge with heavy brass tone block set into the body, a Gibraltar tailpiece with a scalloped ornament, a bone nut, Sure Grip knobs, and VelveTune tuning machines.

For 1978 pearloid tuning machine buttons were added.

The 2630 is a similar model with a curly maple body, split block fretboard inlays, a Tri-sound switch for the neck pickup and gold hardware.

The 2629 was discontinued in mid-1979. It was replaced by the AS100 (1979–1982) which has pointier horns and repositioned pickup toggle and output.

Specifications

Specifications for 2629
Year(s) produced: 1977–1979
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Antique Violin (AV)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 464mm / 18¼"
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 44mm / 1¾"
Top:

  Material: Birch (laminated)
  Binding: Ivory

Back/sides:

  Material: Birch

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Gibraltar w/ brass tone block
Tailpiece:
Gibraltar w/ scalloped ornament
Pickguard:
1977: None
1978–1979: Tortoise shell
Knob style:
Sure Grip (gold)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
2629
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone dot
Frets:
22 / large
Nut:
Bone
Machine heads:
1977: VelveTune w/ chrome buttons
1978–1979: VelveTune w/ pearloid buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 80 (H) passive/alnico
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 80 (H) passive/alnico
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle
Output jack:
¼" stereo box (side mounted)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional images/ details
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls 2V2T3 Artist
Control layout

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