Whitstable Guitars

A selection of good quality, used guitars and specialising in imports from Japan since 2008

1981 Ibanez Japan F-300CS & Hard Case


This guitar has now been sold

38 year old Fujigen made Ibanez acoustic in great condition

As regular visitors know, I don't usually sell acoustic guitars but this vintage Japanese Acoustic came in recently as a PX & I felt that the guitar was too good and a bit too special to simply list on the pages of Ebay

The guitar was made at the famous Fujigen-Gakki facility in  Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan at a time some would consider was it's heyday. In 1982 the factory started building guitars for Fender and at the same time the factory was producing the wonderful Ibanez Artist series too. This guitar is in great condition for its age. It has had a fairly recent refret which has been carried out to a good standard. When it came in there were a few rough edges at the end of the frets which I hate so it has had a trip to Andy Crockett, the highly rated luthier that I use. It plays beautifully now and would be a great addition to anyone's collection.

The guitar also had a couple of small dents on the front and the back these have now been filled levelled & polished & are hard to spot. 

The guitar is basically a copy of the Gibson Hummingbird acoustic and is part of the Ibanez Floral series of Concord acoustics. Laminate construction. Natural Spruce top, Cherry wine finished Mahogany back & sides. Mahogany neck with Rosewood fingerboard.


Ibanez F-300CS

Top: Spruce

Back & Sides: Mahogany

Neck: Mahogany

Fretboard: Rosewood

Bridge: Ebony

Scale Length: 644mm (25.25")

Fretboard width at nut: 44mm

At 12th Fret: 54mm

Body Depth: 100mm (4")

Lower Bout Width: 400mm (15.75")

Upper Bout Width: 297mm (11.75")

Tuners: Ibanez "Smoothtune"

Case: Generic Hard Case

Hard Case

As said many times, all my guitars come shipped in hard cases which is included in the price. I find this is the safest way to avoid damage in transit. This particular guitar was supplied with a used hard case

If you are further interested in this guitar, you can either email me with any queries & I'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.

Or, you can buy easily and safely using the paypal "buy now" button. Don't forget to select the right option using the drop down menu on price, i.e. Collection, UK shipping or EU shipping. If in doubt, please email me first as Highlands & Islands can sometimes be a little dearer for shipping