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❌ SOLD ❌ Ibanez Joe Pass JP20 Archtop Guitar Sunburst, 1980


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The Ibanez Joe Pass JP20 Signature model was built from 1980 to 1990, as a standard size archtop electric with one humbucking pickup in the middle position. These were likely made at the FujiGen factory, as the serial number doesn’t start with ‘J T’, which would indicate Terada.

The Joe Pass JP20 features a single cutaway fully hollow body made of maple laminate. The neck is maple with a bound ebony fingerboard, and sports Mother of Pearl / Abalone block inlays. The headstock has a stylized JP inlay below the Ibanez logo. The bridge and tailpiece are ebony.   The original pickguard is bound, faux tortoise and notched for the pickup.  

This early Joe Pass example is in good condition, and appears to be all original, including the faux-pearl buttons on the tuners. The label is signed by Joe Pass. The finish is all around in good clean condition and the original hard shell case is included.

This guitar plays well and cleanly, is currently strung with flat wound strings and has recently been serviced in The Twelfth Fret repair shop. 


Price: $1,800.00 CAD
  • Model: JP20 Joe Pass
  • Year: 1980
  • Finish Sunburst
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: J806662
  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 29/06/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Not Consignment

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 6.64lbs 3.02kg
  • Scale Length: 25.5in 648mm
  • Nut Width: 1.75in 44.45mm
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