going by the serial number I believe it`s a 1981. Only had it a day but it sounds pretty good to me. It`s got lots of small dings on the back and the finish looks to be very thin.
It didn`t come with a case so I ahd to pay $10.oo for a gig bag...so in fact the guitar was $86.oo heeheehee. The guys at that shop make me laugh... they had it in the junk section because they said the neck was warped...I looked it up and down and didin`t want to argue with them...`cause they`ll do the same thing with another guitar...but the neck looks fine to me, no buzzing at all and the first frets have a 9.5 out of 10, won`t need a refret anytime soon. Theres another Canadian guy up in Hokkaido that recently got an early 80s Ibanez Artist at a branch of the same shop, again in the junk section because it had no strings...paid $30.oo for it. Sometimes a little knowledge is a good thing.
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