Based on the condition and missing original parts, your Ibanez Model 2391 is worth between 5 and 0 today.If this guitar was in mint condition with all original parts in place, it would be worth between 0 and 0.
While not very expensive, I challenge you to find an Ibanez that isn’t a treasure! Fjestad is a freelance writer who specializes in guitars and amplifiers including the history behind them and their current value.
Fjestad has been evaluating and appraising guitars for over 20 years.
For most copy, budget, and value instruments from the 1960s and 1970s, I’ve noticed that they raise and lower in value proportionally to vintage and collectible instruments, which is the case for this Ibanez.
Copies of American guitars propelled Ibanez as a guitar company in the 1970s, but Ibanez really established their own trademark with unique designs, a commitment to quality, and their relationships with artists.
However, the most notable difference between this guitar and a real Gibson is the bolt-on neck.
The pickguard has been removed, as well as the bridge pickup cover.Hey Zach, I have owned this Ibanez “lawsuit” guitar for over 25 years and I’d like to know a little more about it.The serial number on the neck plate is K7709XX and as far as I know, it is all original except for the missing pickup cover.Other Ibanez Les Paul Custom-based guitars include the Model 2335, Model 2341, Model 2350, Model 2386, Model 2393, and Model 2398.The question many of you may be asking is why the disparity in value between a real Les Paul Custom and a copy if the quality is comparable?The Gibson/Elger lawsuit was filed on June 28, 1977, and was resolved not too long after.