Axe Palace Ibanez RG8 run

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  1. zimbloth

    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    nothing yet. ibanez has been quite slow, per usual.
     
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    JEngelking Gravity is Shifting!

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    Found out recently that I get a nice bonus if my company pulls enough monthly revenue so here's hoping that coincides with this run happening. :D
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    Ok I finally heard back from Ibanez. An 8-string version of our Wild Cherry Blossom run could be done, the price would be $1999 and they could get it done by December.
     
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    thats amazing news.

    Is that blank fretboard? Or with vine inlay?
     
  5. zimbloth

    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    They don't do vine inlays on Prestiges. It could be blank or off-set dots.
     
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    lewis SS.org Regular

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    ah shame.

    Still, either of those options are fine anyhow.
     
  7. Vyn

    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire Contributor

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    Just confirming that this would be with the maple board or the rosewood board?

    @Hollowway it's possible!
     
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    @zimbloth I think we should hold a vote of blank maple or offset.

    +1 for black maple
     
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    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    Blast from the past. Was there ever a run/sign up for this?
     
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    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire Contributor

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    Nah, never went ahead. I think there was only 3-4 of us in total and the minimum for a run is 10-12 units from memory. That being said the 6 and 7 string versions did go ahead.
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    Yeah the 6 and 7-string runs sold out and are completed (I've seen pics of completed guitars anyways), the 8-string one can be done in the future but its going to take at least 6-8 commitments.
     
  12. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    A bit off topic, so I apologize in advance, but is there any chance of doing either the Cherry Blossom or the Transparent Aqua again in the future?
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    Yeah if people want to jump on another run of them, I'm happy to do it. We're going to announce our next Ibanez 7 run in the coming days, stay tuned to our social media pages.
     
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    TheShreddinHand Uber Stringer

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    Will keep an eye out. I'm still kicking myself I missed the Cherry Blossom 7.
     
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    Yeah, I didn’t do the WCB 7, but I may still pick one up used in the future. I’d prefer a maple FB, but I love the pink!

    And I’m down for an 8 string run if one ever materializes. I still think it would be epic to do an 8 string with trem run, but no one (except Schecter) has a CNC program for the Floyd, so I haven’t been able to get any individual luthiers to go for it, and Ibanez sure as hell won’t.
     
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    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    Would love an trem; I would absolutely be on board for that.

    I ordered a custom Schecter 8 with a Floyd and they seem surprisingly flummoxed by it. I’m not sure the custom shop builders have used one before despite the Korean Hellraisers using them.
     
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    If somehow you guys can get this done with a single bridge humbucker im in. Fuck id buy two.
     
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    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    That’s that problem, I think. It’s too hard to get consensus on the specs. I’d ideally prefer a plain natural mahogany body and maple board with two hums. Others probably want that laminate top in pink or some other color. And then there’s what pickups etc.

    $2k actually is a pretty good price, I think, but my eye starts to stray a bit as the specs wander from my ideal, which I think is true for everyone.
     
  19. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    I never really understood the whole bridge only setup. Why not just use bridge only and never touch the switch? It's exactly how I use guitars with HSH setups. I never use the middle pickup so I just lower it and ignore it being there. It's also way too niche of a thing to happen for a run.
     
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    KnightBrolaire grossly incandescent

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    yeah for real. If they couldn't get enough people for an already niche 8 string run, there's no way they'd get enough for a 1 pickup or FR loaded version.
     

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