In the late 70's, I bought an Elger brand J-bass copy at a pawn shop for around $75.00. I never really played it until just a few months ago. (Top that for procrastination.) At the time the guy told me it was made by Ibanez. It's obviously not high quality, but it plays really well and sounds pretty good too. Has anyone ever heard of Elger? Could it be any Ibanez made guitar? Did Ibanez make good guitars back then?