1997 2681 NT
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The 2681 is an Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1996. It is a reissue of the original 2681, known as the "Bob Weir Pro Model". The reissue was part of the "80's Classic 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 double cutaway German carved body in an early proto-Artist shape with shorter, pointier cutaway horns compared to the later evolutions of the series. The body is mated to a set-in maple neck with a 22-fret bound ebony fingerboard with pearloid Tree of Life vine inlays. Components include an original Gibraltar fixed bridge, original Quik Change decorative tailpiece and dual Ibanez Super 80 humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls.

The 2681 reissue was discontinued in 1998.


Specifications for 2681 (1996–1998)
Model name: 2681 (1996–1998 reissue)
Year(s) produced: 1996–1998
Sold in: Japan / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): NT (Natural)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Light ash
Neck joint:
Set-in w/ smooth heel
Gibraltar fixed
Quik Change
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Original Classic
Neck material:
3-piece hard maple
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid Tree of Life (vine)
22 / jumbo
Machine heads:
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 80
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 80
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle


  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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