I used to own an ibanez 440R. It was actually my first guitar. I stupidly misplaced it at a studio (don't ask me how), and forgot to go back to collect it. When I finally got round to it, the studio closed down, and i couldn't find that guitar anymore. That was around 1998. By then I also had my JPM90HAM (which I also stupidly sold off eventually), so I didn't miss the 440R much, or so I thought then.
Thing is, that 440R was always on my mind thereafter. The comfort of that aerofoil body was something I had always liked, but I wasn't too happy with the sound. And that was also before I knew that you could swap out pickups. Yes, it had the Edge bridge. it was a HSS, and was one helluva comfortable guitar. I had the option eventually to buy a JS, but somehow never got round to it, because everytime I wanted that, there was always something that stopped me. lack of funds, more pressing matters, time, etc etc...
Fast forward to today.
There was a sale at a local music store. The largest music store in the country. They usually had sales every quarter, but you'd rarely find a JS on sale. Usually it was out of stock, ot that particular piece was so old, and had the Edge Pro bridge, which I never liked. There was once a JS1200CA, but it had a dodgy neck, and I never quite dug the CA colour anyways.
But today, there was a nice JS1000BP on the display, brand new out of the box, and had the edge bridge. it's a 2011 production model, but had been sitting in their inventory warehouse for quite a while.
So I snagged it at a great price!
Without further ado, here it is!
My Dad, has the same guitar and got his JS1000 pratically like you did, he got his dirt cheap and brand new (though I think his is a 2010). Not sure why it was so cheap, probably overstock or sat for a while?
But these guitars rock, my favorite guitar to play recently! Enjoy yours!
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