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The story of the 1978 Brass Ibanez Artist.The late 1970s was the age of brass everything in the world of guitar, manufacturers were making brass nuts, bridges, tailpieces, etc- all with the goal of increasing guitar sustain.The luthiers at Ibanez Japan decided to take it to its logical end- an entire guitar built from brass.Starting with an Ibanez Artist platform, the body, neck, tailpiece, bridge, nut- everything would be brass.The resulting Artist weighed 76 pounds and debuted at Chicago NAMM in 1978 others have stated 1979, but articles from 1978 show the instrument being displayed).The instrument then began a tour...

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