1987 IBANEZ CF3 Roadstar II Pro540 Custom Radius Electric Guitar w/ Case #25940

1987 IBANEZ CF3 Roadstar II Pro540 Custom Radius Electric Guitar w/ Case #25940

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1987 IBANEZ CF3 Roadstar II Pro540 Custom Radius Electric Guitar w/ Case #25940

Brand: Ibanez
;Dexterity: Right-Handed
;Body Type: Solid
;Body Color: Custom CF3 Black/Flame
;MPN: Does Not Apply
;Body Material: Solid Wood
;Model: CF3 Roadstar II Pro540 Custom Radius
;Model Year: 1987
;String Configuration: 6 String
;Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan
;UPC: Does not apply

1987 IBANEZ CF3 Roadstar II Pro540 Custom Radius Electric Guitar w/ Case #25940

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INVENTORY #25940

BRAND - IBANEZ

MODEL - CF3 / Roadstar II Pro540 Custom

FUNCTION - 6 String Electric Guitar

DESCRIPTION - This listing is for a 1987 IBANEZ CF3 Roadstar II Pro540 Custom Electric Guitar w/ Case 1 of 80

    Serial Number:  no serial, identified as "CF3" as written in the neck pocket and an "S" stamped on the neck heel.

    1 of 80 Guitars in the Roadstar II Pro540 Custom Collection
    1987 540R Radius HSS body with Wizard neck, Sharktooth Inlays, and IBANEZ Edge Locking Tremolo System (Licensed by Floyd Rose).

    Color: Gloss Black with Flames, One of a kind - painted by Japanese Artists in the Nagoya Illustrators Club
    Pick Ups: Neck - SEYMOUR DUNCAN Hot Rails, Middle - (original) IBZUSA Single Coil, Bridge - (original) IBZUSA Humbucker

    Weight: 7.35 lbs

    Nut Width: 1 11/16"

    Scale Length: 25.5"
    Number of Frets: 22

Information on the Roadstar II Pro540 Custom Collection is extremely hard to find, although the guitars remain highly sought after. This guitar, identified as “CF3”, is one of 80 guitars, each identified by a number following the letters "CF", uniquely designed and painted to celebrate the 80th anniversary of HOSHINO GAKKI, the manufacturer and owner of the IBANEZ brand name. Manufactured in 1987, the intention was to have the guitars painted and later sold in 1988 after promotion at trade shows. These guitars were both featured on a poster displaying the entire 1988 Roadstar II Pro540 Custom Collection and at The Frankfurt Musikmesse trade show, where a huge IBANEZ booth showcased 40 of the 80 guitars in a large pyramid shaped display.

The president of HOSHINO, Joe Hoshino, invited Japanese artists from within and outside the company to create unique designs for the Pro540 range of guitars (models: 540R "Radius", 540S "Saber", and 540P "Power"). The poster states that the “Ibanez Freedom Office" approached a group of artists named "Nagoya Illustrators Club" to design and produce the graphics for the 80 guitars. Artists such as Hideo Shimoda, Akio Taya or Takashi Kuwahara contributed to the project as well as Mr. Hoshino who submitted at least eight designs of his own.

The guitars were built at the Fujigen factory and given to the artists in an unfinished state. The diverse and unique designs range goes from airbrush over other painting techniques to cloth applications, special effects finishes, engraving and even carving. They appear either subtle and calm or loud, colorful and visually striking. Some are as radical as being covered with artificial tiger fur. Many of the designs carry an Asian guiding theme such as Samurai warriors, or references to the neon-style pop culture of the 80s.

The poster features a total of 80 guitars. Comprising the 80 guitars are 56 Radius 540R's, 16 Power 540P's, and 8 Saber 540S's. The vast majority of guitars were equipped, as shown on the poster, with IBZUSA pickups (OEM items from DiMarzio USA) in HSS configuration, plus two pots and three mini switches for pickup selection; this is pretty much the standard electronics as found on the 540 series as of 1987/1988. Three of the 540P's have a single bridge humbucker with a plastic cover and two of the 540S's have a triple-coil monster pickup with an oversized bezel at the bridge. A Rosewood fretboard, possibly Ebony on some models, with small dots was very common, but there are 13 with Sharktooth inlays and white binding as well as 11 with Maple fretboard. Further evaluation shows that 35 of the poster guitars feature black hardware, 22 with gold, 11 with chrome and 12 have cosmo black.

Out of the 80 guitars on the poster, 40 were shown at the Ibanez booth during the Frankfurt Musikmesse in 1988. A few CF's were displayed at the Meinl Guitar Festival in 2009, as part of the Meinl Ibanez Museum (Vintage Show) exhibition. Only a small handful of CF's have been sold to the public in the last few decades. Currently, it is extremely rare for one to be available for sale.


ACCESSORIES - Includes Original Hardshell case, Locking Nut Tool, and Tremolo Arm. This item comes only as seen in photos, does not include any other accessories.

PHYSICAL CONDITION - Good. The clear finish covering the body has various chips and light scratches throughout. There are a couple small areas where a chip or ding is deep enough to reach the wood such as around the bottom strap button, and a chip on the bass side near the neck pocket. Otherwise, almost all scuffs and marks are only in the clear coat. There's one medium length crack in the finish  on the treble side of the neck pocket which continues around to the rear of the guitar passing under the neck plate.

The Metal screws and hardware have signs of oxidation showing the guitar was played fairly regularly. The gear cover is missing from the rear of the high "E" tuner. The saddle block insert for the "D" string on the Floyd Rose is missing, but still holds string in place. Overall the guitar is sturdy and in solid shape. Despite the light scratches and dings throughout, the guitar is in good shape and very solid. 

The tolex of the guitar case is tearing from edges.

WORKING CONDITION - Good. The guitar plays great and has a very comfortable feel. The original Neck pickup has been replaced with a SEYMOUR DUNCAN Hot Rails. The original switches remain attached to the guitar, but the electronics wiring needs some minor corrections. Some wires and switches are not properly connected. The switch closest to the rear of the guitar has no wires connected to it. The middle switch activates the middle pickup. The switch closest to the neck, which should be a 3-way pickup selector, is wired to be Neck-Bridge-Bridge, when switched to respective positions. The Middle pickup, or its corresponding switch, seems to have been wired in reverse phase.

When either the Neck or Bridge pickup are selected and the Middle pickup is activated, the volume and treble response drops down noticeably. I couldn't imagine that this was the intention of whoever re-arranged the wiring. Although the pickups need to be properly connected to the switches to regain the original range of function, the guitar still sounds very good when plugged in. Rewiring the pickups and returning the switching to original spec should be a quick and simple project for anyone familiar with guitar electronics.  The custom paintwork and unique features make this an eye-catching guitar that can back up its great looks with high performance playability. 

TOTAL PRE-SHIP WEIGHT - 14 lbs

TOTAL PRE-SHIP DIMS - 40.5"x 14" x 4"


1988 IBANEZ Poster Featuring This Exact Guitar !!!!!



Closeup of This Exact Guitar on the Poster !!!

TERMS OF SALE

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RETURNS

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We very much appreciate having your confidence to make a purchase from us and we really want you to be happy. With that, we strive to do whatever it takes to make sure your transaction with us is fully positive. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. For any issues or concerns you may have about your transaction and for fastest service, please use the contact us link above and we will address the situation with priority.

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    New items that are defective within 30 days of receipt can be returned for replacement, store credit or full refund. In this case we provide return shipping at our expense.
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    Returns have to be processed through several departments. Please understand that it takes 3-5 business days to complete your refund after receipt of the returned item.

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    All new item returns must include everything that came with the original purchase and be in new condition. This includes all accessories, manuals, software, warranty cards, etc. and all original manufacturer packaging in NEW condition. Any item returned with missing or worn packaging, accessories or wear, damage, stains, defects, imperfections, smoke or pet odors or signs of use that make the item less than new are subject to reasonable devaluation fees to be deducted from the refund amount.
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Pet odors, cigarette and other smoke items can also affect the "newness" of your gear. Also, keep the gear away from your friend with the Billy Ray Cyrus mullet driving the Camaro. He's a good guy and he means well, but years of smoke tar and beer bongs have dulled his perceptions.

So please use common sense and think in terms of preservation of the item until you are certain you are keeping it. Observation and application of these tips will help you avoid any restocking fees on new item returns.

USED ITEMS RETURN POLICY

We do our best to test each piece of gear and describe it as accurately as possible before listing it. We take lots of detailed photos so you can make the fairest evaluation of the item's physical condition using your own skilled observation; independent of our techs qualified, yet subjective, opinion. If you are unsure about the condition of any item, or need clarification, you are more than welcome to contact us to request more data or specific photos to satisfy any questions you might have.

In the rare case that you receive an item that is not in the condition as shown in the photos or operating as described in the listing, you are welcome to return it for a full refund, store credit or exchange for a used item of equivalent value within 15 days of your receipt of the item, with free return shipping. We strongly suggest that you check your order after receiving it to be sure that it is in proper working order.

    Items purchased that are subject to buyers remorse or negligence can be returned for a refund within 15 days minus a minimal 15% restocking fee and minus shipping expenses.
    Items returned damaged, altered or in any way less than the condition you received it are the responsibility of the buyer. Devaluation from damages, costs of repairs or loss of value will be deducted from the refund in addition to the restocking fee.
    Items returned due to assumed defects because of buyer negligence, but found to be actually working or as described in the listing are subject to a 15% restocking fee and no refund on shipping expenses. For example, if you returned a guitar pedal or microphone because "it is not working", but it was found that you simply had plugged it in wrong. In this case, we will be glad to send the item back to you with instructions on correct usage, at your further expense for shipping.
    Techno Empire will not reimburse customs, taxes or any other related fees or expenses for any returns. Regardless of any misrepresentations made or perceived to be made by Techno Empire.
    All refunds have to go through several departments. Please allow 3-5 business days processing after we receive the item, before your refund, credit or exchange is issued.

NON-RETURNABLE

    Items that have been tampered with, altered, modified or where item has been damaged because of buyer negligence, i.e., incorrect voltage, self-repair, exposure to extreme temperatures, moisture damage, or incorrect application, etc.
    Earphones, microphones or other items that have intimate mouth, face or body contact.
    Software, computer hardware, computer drives and other digital or media tape.
    Oversized or freight items.
    Items which are special orders, discontinued, close-outs, or "as-is" items are all non-returnable.

Items that are listed as "not working", "for parts", or "as-is" do not have any warranty or guarantees and cannot be returned for a refund, credit or exchange of any kind. We do our best to fairly evaluate the condition of a non-working item and give an honest description of any symptoms. If there are any further conditions, missing parts, or dead-issues with the item that are not described in this type of listing, Techno Empire will not be held liable for it.

CANCELLATIONS

New and used items are subject to a 5% processing fee if cancelled before delivery.

HOW TO RETURN YOUR ITEM

Please contact customer service at our "contact us" link above so we can send you an RMA number and helpful return instructions. Prior authorization is required. All refunds have to go through several departments, once the item is received by us, so please allow 3-5 business days processing before your refund, credit or exchange is issued.


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