In the mid 70s, Steve Miller used his Iceman shaped triple coil pickup Ibanez 2663TC extensively live and in the studio. It's all over Fly Like an Eagle and Book of Dreams. See the video below for a taste.
In 1978, Ibanez slightly revamped this model with a stop vs a long trapeze tailpiece and renamed it the IC210. At the same time, their sister brand, Greco, started selling the Mirage M-800 for the Japanese Domestic Market. The IC210 and the M-800 are the exact same guitar, built side-by-side in the famous Fujigen guitar factory. The only difference is cosmetic with the Greco having a small cloud ornament under the stop tail. The triple coil pickup and switching is the same in both.
Speaking of the pickup, it is THE unique feature of this model that you can find nowhere else. It is a true triple coil (not a humbucker and single coil together in a single surround like a Hamer Prototype) with a rotary coil-split selector that functions as follows (see pics for a visual representation)
• Position 1: Neck coil + dummy middle coil (hum cancelling)
• Position 2: Bridge coil + middle coil (non hum cancelling)
• Position 3: All three coils in series
• Position 4: All three coils in parallel
This guitar is in surprisingly good condition given its age (45 Years). There are certainly some bumps and bruises, but it has definitely not been played hard. With one exception, everything on the guitar is original and in good working order. The only non-original piece is the pickup ring. If you research these at all, you will find that the pickup ring and pickup cover on both the Ibanez and Greco versions tend to deteriorate and corrode over time. A previous owner made a new pickup ring out of wood with a textured black paint on top that mimics the original. The original pickup cover has been carefully cleaned as well.
This is a fantastic example of original Japanese craftsmanship using a solid mahogany body (with brown sunburst finish), maple neck, rosewood fretboard, pearloid parallelogram block inlays, and white/cream binding.
These are incredibly rare vintage guitars, around 115 Ibanez IC-210 models were made between 78 & 79 when it was discontinued. I have no idea how many Greco versions were made, but I would guess less since it was for the Japan Domestic Market only. So you're probably talking about 200-300 Ibanez IC210s/Greco M-800s.
A form fitting hard case is included, but I'm unsure if it is original to the guitar.
Steve Miller in 1976 playing his Ibanez 2663TC