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Ibanez 425 hollowbody
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How I found this guitar
is a weird story of a crazy coincidence.
I was very ill. Flu.
My wive and little kids were very ill, too.
It was hell. Everything hurt.
All the nasty stuff
came out of every hole all the time.
I went to see my
doctor and passed by a newsstand. I saw a mag called "dreams guitars" or "vintage dreams " or something ...
I decided NOT to buy it yet because I felt that sitting in the doctor`s waiting room with this "guitar porn mag" would be kind of embarrassing ...
So I came back to the newsstand later,
after I had seen the doctor and bought the mag.
The shop assistant was chatting with a customer. When this elderly lady saw the mag that I was buying she pointed at the Gretsch Chet Atkins guitar on the cover and said to me: "I still have two of these in my basement".
Get it? If I had bought the mag already before I went to the doctor I would have never met this lady!
This proves that beeing ill, shy and embarrassed can be a darn good thing!
And I said:
"Guitars like these? Do you wanna sell them?"
And so she invited me to follow her to her basement ( she could have been my mother, dude!) at once since she lived in the house right next to the newsstand.
There were two used vintage guitars
in that lady`s basement
and I bought them at once.
(Then after some days of research I went back and gave her some more money. )
The first one was this
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The other one was this
The thing was so consequently hollow that even the pickups and pots were missing.
It took over 10 years and a lot of Ebay searches
to find the most important missing parts.
It was / is nearly impossible
to find information about this guitar.
I know of only two other guys who own an Ibanez 425.
Both of them sent me fotos of his guitar so that I could see what exactly I have to search for ...
Thanks Hasy and Mike!