VINTAGE ANTORIA / IBANEZ 2358R ARCHTOP 335 SEMI ACOUSTIC MIJ LAWSUIT GUITAR 70S
This is a beautiful, extremely rare Antoria Semi.
Its in superb condition throughout...nothing missing, comes with the case.
All hardware, the bridge and trapeze tail piece, the controls and switches, pickups and machines are spot on. Considering its age it is in stunning condition.
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Antoria 2358R Archtop Hollow body Al Caiola model 1970
The following description is from the 1970 Ibanez Catalogue: "Fine grained Rosewood top, back and sides. Detachable slim, low action neck incorporating adjustable truss rod. Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid position markers and white bound edges. Individual gold plated machine heads, Two powerful gold plated pickups with separate polepiece, Black laminated pickguard. Entire instrument is mirror polished by hand."
This very rare and hard to find guitar was built in Fujigen Gakki, quality class japanese Factory in 1970/1971. It is 100% original and equipped with the same hardware and features found on Ibanez 2358R. It is also called "Al Caiola" model because it's a pre-lawsuit copy of Epiphone Al Caiola Custom jazz guitar (1963/1969).
Antoria was a UK guitar brand that was owned by JT Coppock Leeds Ltd. The Antoria brand goes back to the 1950s and Hank Marvin played an Antoria guitar at one time. Antoria guitars from the 1970s and early 1980s were imported from Japan and have some similarities to Ibanez guitars from the same period. JT Coppock ceased trading in the early 1980s and the Antoria guitar production ended.
This very rare guitar is known as the "Al Caiola" model and was made at the Fujigen plant in Japan probably 1970/1. This guitar is seriously cool, sounding as well as looking! The four switches do two things, one they turn the pickups on individually... so you can have neck, bridge, neck and bridge, neither (useful on stage when you want a mute) those fuctions are carried out by the first 2 switches the other two switches engage a choice of two capacitor settings for each pickup giving you the following combination Neck only Cap 1, neck only cap 2, neck Cap 1+ Bridge Cap 1, neck Cap 2+ Bridge Cap 1, neck Cap 1+ Bridge Cap 2, neck Cap 2+ Bridge Cap 2, Bridge only cap 1, Bridge Only Cap 2, Neither So 9 different sounds
Fine grained Rosewood top, back and sides. slim, low action neck incorporating adjustable truss rod. Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid position markers and white bound edges. Individual gold plated machine heads,