Joe Pass (1929 -1994) was considered one of the greatest jazz guitarists of all time with his pioneering style of bass-chord-melody and vast vocabulary of inversions and progressions. His Ibanez JP20 signature model crafted in the respected FujiGen-Gakki factory (Japan) between 1980-1990 has become a fitting tribute to this innovative player and is now a collectable and highly prized vintage instrument.
This early issue example from 1980 with signed label features a single Venetian cutaway on a laminated spruce top with maple back and sides; maple neck with a rich ebony 22-fret bound fretboard; ebony bridge and tail-piece; Mother of pearl Ibanez logo on the headstock with JP monogram inlay.
Includes original fitted hard case.
Condition: Overall good condition with consideration to it's age. It is structurally sound and a great player though it has suffered deterioration to the Ivoroid binding around the body, neck and heel which has been repaired and stabilised with a lacquer coating. It also has minor stress checking to the finish on both sides of the heel which is purely superficial and cosmetic.