2681 (1995–1998)

For the original version, see 2681 (1976–1980).
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The 2681 is an Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1995. It is a reissue of the original 2681, known as the "Bob Weir Pro Model". They were produced in Japan by Terada, with production beginning in 1994.

The reissue was part of the "80s Custom Legend" series which was offered in Japan in the mid-1990s. It was introduced at the 1995 Summer NAMM show and sold in very limited numbers.[1]

The 2681 features a light ash double cutaway body with small horns and German carve top mated to a set-in laminated hard maple neck with a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with binding and pearloid Tree of Life vine inlays. Components include an original Gibraltar fixed bridge, original Quik Change tailpiece with scalloped ornament, a pair of Ibanez Super 80 humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls and Gotoh tuning machines.

Although only the Natural finish was presented in the catalogs, it was also available in a Antique Violin finish.

The 2681 reissue was discontinued in 1998.


Specifications for 2681 (1995–1998)
Model name: 2681 (1995–1998 reissue)
Year(s) produced: 1995–1998
Sold in: Japan
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Antique Violin (AV) / Natural (NT)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Light ash
Neck joint:
Set-in w/ smooth heel
Gibraltar fixed (10.5mm string spacing)
Quik Change
Knob style:
Sure Grip II (black)
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Original Classic
Neck material:
3-piece hard maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid Tree of Life (vine)
22 / jumbo
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38 w/ pearloid button
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 80 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 80 (H)
Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" mono
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)


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Additional finishes/ details
Antique Violin
Pickup switching
Controls layout
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  1. Specht, Paul; Wright, Michael; Donahue, Jim (2005). Ibanez : the Untold Story. Bensalem, Penn.: Hoshino (U.S.A.). p. 67. ISBN 0976427702.
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