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1974 Ventura 2401 LP Signature Model Gold Top Japan Pro Setup Original Case
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Today, Lawman Guitars is Presenting..
A really rare and beautiful Gold Top Ventura replicating the Les Paul Signature Models of the day. This guitar came to us without a bridge, tuners and tailpiece. We got it back together respectfully with other MIJ guitar parts. Check out that beautiful Gold Top guitar! WOW…original case as well!
These guitars were made in the Fujigen Factory in Japan. Both Ibanez and Ventura models were made there. They were made in both 1974 and 1975. I am calling this one a 1974 just because. No indicators to identify which year it is. No serial numbers. We replace the bridge, tailpiece and tuners and other than that, its all original. Original Single Coil Pickups and surround, wiring, pots, body neck and truss rod cover. Oh, and the original soft shell case that is in as nice of shape as the guitar.
Jeff the Tech did all the work and set it up with awesome playing low action with a new set of 10 guage strings. He loves the guitar. Great tone selectors from the 3 way tone pots. Different settings which give you a multiple supply of cool tones for this awesome playing and sounding guitar.
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This is without a doubt one of the coolest and rarest Fujigen Lawsuit era guitars out there.
This is a replica of the Les Paul Signature of a very famous American maker. It is a guitar from the Fujigen factory that appears in a 1974 Ibanez catalog as model 2401). This one was made prior to Aug 1975 as it has no serial number on the neckplate. As you'll notice in the catalog photos, no name appeared on the headstock. This was because Ventura and Ibanez bought guitars from Fujigen (as well as Greco and Antoria and re-badged them with their own brands. This one is badged "Ventura".
Tone from the "clear-sound" soapbar pickups is thick, throaty and dark like a P-90 with a fairly high output. Unlike the Epiphone reissue of the Les Paul Signature, this is a different beast; on the Les Paul Signature (including the Epi reissue) the pickups were low impedance with the chicken head knobs devoted to two separate tasks; one changed the impedance from a single coil sound all the way to humbucker roar and the other controlled whether the pickups were in phase or out of phase. On the Fujigen copy, each chicken head knob controls an individual pickup and works as a three way tone switch (rather like with Gretsch guitars) for that pickup. When the pickup selector is in the middle, you have three tonal options for each of the two pickups, making it a surprisingly versatile guitar. It is fully hollow aside from a block that runs part of the body length to support the stop tailpiece.
Very versatile, cool looking, and sound Made in Japan guitar that is very high quality. It has dings and scratches as its now over 44 years old. Nothing substantial. All superficial items. Missing the pickguard but who wants to cover any of that cool Gold Top with a plastic guard! Not me!!
Check out the arched top original Soft Shell Case. Also really nice shape. All latches, hinges and handle are present and operating. Really nice Red Plush interior with no musty smells. Really really nice case.
Beautiful guitar but vintage and old so its sold as-is no returns. However, I have been hand picking my customers instruments for close to 20 years now and they all loved the guitars I found them. This beautiful Gold Top will certainly not be an exception.
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Lawman Mike at Lawman Guitars