Ibanez EX370FM Transparent Blue 1992
Ibanez EX Series EX370FM, trans blue, made in Korea 1992. The EX stands for 'experimental'; this line was some of the first Ibanez models made outside Japan. The shape is basically an RG, but with rounded edges for extra comfort. The finish is awesome: there's a vibrant piece of flame maple on show under a transparent blue stain that's yellowed with age to a deep forest green. Between the green hue, gold hardware and angular inlays, this definitely has a maniacal look to it. In true Ibanez fashion, this is nicely put together with a quick neck and sturdy hardware. The pickups are passive but with plenty of output, so it's most at home slamming your amp into angry overdrive. It's much more friendly than your other 'ex', right?
Model: Ibanez EX Series EX370FM
Made: Korea, 1992, Cort factory (Serial 2101867)
Finish: transparent blue (significantly yellowed, now more green)
Body: alder, flame maple cap
Neck: 1-piece maple, rosewood board, 25.5" scale, 12" radius
Pickups: Ibanez XH1/2 humbukcers and XS3 single coil
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end. Neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has a number of small dimples, light scuffs and surface scratches, but no major marks. Cavity cover is missing. The sides have light scuffs all around the body, no major marks though. The front is pretty clean, just some light dimples and scuffs near the knobs and on the shoulder and some play scratches on both horns. Overall: good condition (7/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Frets have some normal wear, 7/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 11-49 Moonshiners strings.