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    I came across several vids of Alessio Menconi playing his Ibanez FG 100. I have the same guitar (in blonde too, 1983 model) and have been playing it a lot the last days. Even on the same tune as Alessio! Great player.

    And then there is George Benson on the hottest clip ever. Same guitar. And Bruce Forman. Same guitar. Ibanez' first original model was definitely a pro grade model in the 175 vein.

    Any other owners here?


    The FG100 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1982. It was made in Japan as part of the Full Acoustic line. Initial production was by FujiGen, but moved to Terada sometime around 1986. The FG100 features a full-sized, full-hollow, single Venetian cutaway body design with an arched, laminated maple top with ƒ holes and ivory multi-binding on maple sides and arched back mated to a set-in maple neck with a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with ivory binding and pearl block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 58 humbucking pickups with chrome covers and individual volume and tone controls, black plastic pickup rings, a rosewood bridge with rosewood saddle, a custom trapeze tailpiece, a bone nut, a tortoise shell pickguard, Sure Grip knobs, and Smooth Tuner machine heads. For 1983 the knobs were replaced with the new Sure Grip II. The FG100 was discontinued after 1987. The somewhat similar AF200 was released the following year.


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    So far that is one of the ones that got away. I will get my hands on one some day and I look forward to the occasion.

    They should have made it an Artist designation.

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    Here's another clip of a fine player with an Ibanez FG 100. Mike Rud is a FB friend of mine who has played and recorded with Peter Bernstein and John Stowell a.o. The album with Pete Bernstein is available for free on Youtube. Here a live clip with Mike on his FG100 in a trio with Peter Bernstein. Very enjoyable clip on which Mike sounds great!

    Last edited by Dutchbopper; 11-19-2021 at 10:05 AM.