Another lucky 'under the bed' vintage guitar find! This awesome 1958 Ibanez Salvador acoustic archtop even has the original sales receipt for 31 Pounds from an Adelaide (South Australia) dealer, and also a set of original strings and the salesman's business card!
This time capsule was sold 15th December 1958, no doubt as a Christmas present. I suspect that it has never been played since that time. There is NO fretwear, and guitar needed a full setup before it could even accept what I suspect to be its first set of strings 47 years later! The untouched bridge was still in the original case in a paper envelope.
The pictures say everything. Make sure you check out all the detail pics in the 'more pictures' link below. WARNING!! Do NOT view this guitar when suffering a hangover - the bright green 'mother-of-toilet-seat' fretboard and headstock may have a strong effect!
Sold to John