This is the guitar featured in Ibanez: The Untold Story.
The late 1970s were a time of brass.
Touted for its resonance and sustain properties, guitar parts manufacturers were using brass for nuts, bridges, and anything else they could think of.
For the 1979 NAMM show Ibanez Japan decided to create a spectacle- the solid brass Ibanez Artist 2622.
Some have claimed it was snarky, as in 'Ok, you want brass? We'll give you BRASS!'
The 76 lb guitar was a hit at NAMM, because, if you can lift it, it's completely playable. (someone call Doyle Von Frankenstein)
This Artist then went on tour, spending time at authorized dealers.
The instrument then disappeared into private collections for decades.
Eventually it found All Music, where it has been on display for several years.
And, featuring Flying Fingers humbuckers and active 3 band equalizer, this is still fully playable...if you can pick it up.
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