1978 Ibanez Musician MC300 Guitar Dark Stain-Excellent-W/OHSC


1978 Ibanez Musician MC300 Guitar Dark Stain-Excellent-W/OHSC.




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1978 Ibanez Musician MC300 Guitar in Dark Stain.

Awesome example of vintage Ibanez FujiGen quality.

This guitar appears to be all original and is in fantastic shape for its age.  You’ll find the usual assortment of clear coat impressions and pick scratches, but overall, as you can see by the pics, it is very very clean. No big dents or dings and no issues.

Frets are great and the neck is superb. Even has the original knobs and the gold hardware is very nice for a 40+ year old guitar. Most of these guitars you will find the gold has tarnished almost all the way off. Not so with this one!

Weighs in at 9.3lbs, about standard for these guitars.

Comes with what looks to be the original Ibanez hard case.

If you are a collector, this is an extremely nice example of a very cool period for Ibanez guitars.




The MC300 is a Musician series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1978. It was made in Japan by FujiGen with production beginning in late 1977.

Like most Musician models, the MC300 features neck through body construction. It has body wings made up of an ash core sandwiched between two layers of mahogany on a five-piece maple and walnut neck with a 24-fret ebonized rosewood fingerboard with abalone dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 88 humbucking pickups mounted in integrated plastic covers with individual volume and tone controls and Tri-sound switches for each pickup, a Tune-o-matic style Gibraltar bridge mounted to a sustain block embedded in the neck, a Gibraltar tailpiece w/ scalloped “cloud” ornament, a bone and brass nut, rubberized Sure Grip control knobs, a ¼” output mounted in the guitar top and Velve-Tune II machine heads.

Several changes were made to the MC300 over its three-year production run. The earliest examples lacked the Tri-sound switches; it’s not totally clear when these were added, but it was sometime in 1978. In mid 1978 the body shape was modified slightly with smaller horns and a symmetric waist and lower bout. In around October 1979 a 6-position rotary varitone control was added.


Specifications for MC300
Year(s) produced: 1978–1980
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Antique Violin (AV) 1979 / Dark Stain (DS) / Natural (NT)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany/ ash/ mahogany sandwich wings
Neck joint:
Gibraltar w/ sustain block
Gibraltar w/ “cloud” ornament
Knob style:
Sure Grip (gold)
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Neck material:
5-piece rock maple/ black walnut
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾”
Fingerboard material:
Ebonized rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone dot
Half bone/ half brass
Machine heads:
Velve-Tune II
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 88 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 88 (H)
1978: Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector
1978–1979: Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector / Two Tri-sound switches
1979–1980: Two volumes / master tone / 3-way toggle pickup selector / 6-position varitone / 2 Tri-sound switches
Output jack:
¼” mono (mounted on face)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)