Ibanez 2018 models announced(teased) :O

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by lewis, Oct 26, 2017.

  1. rahnvu

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    Even tho i prefer ebony fretboards that one was just... right.

    Can't find it online. I started thinking: is this the knly ibanez "currently available" with reverse headstock?
     
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    They'll be more expensive elsewhere that's for sure, the price might even go up in Japan when they release.

    Either way, a move in the right direction that's for sure. If they stay around that price you could just import one yourself anyway, regardless if they are released outside Japan or not, I know I will be :)
     
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    the new RGA shapes are just so nice. Easily my favourite Ibanez shape. Looks classy and super expensive. So far the prices seem really decent
     
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    No the price wont go up in Japan, unless they stay production models past 2018. Ibanez has NEVER done a price increase over on models that JUST came out that year, only previous models or Signatures. If they do a price increase on these new 550s, they'll hit may 2019.
     
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    They’re listed the same as the rg625. Which means around 1200-1300 in the us
     
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    I called up the Ibanez rep here in my country to order an RG655 but they said Hoshino Gakki has already stopped production and already marks them as "Discontinued" in dealer order forms. The new RG550s might be the reason why. They're going to replace the RG655/655M models.
     
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    I went to a local store here in Nagoya today to play a red flame RG3750 (supposedly a test model before they released the blue flame top ones in Europe) and found out that the new 550s are mass production models, not some lame limited run like the Genesis collection. I will know next week when I may be able to get mine in.
     
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    With a cutout around the tuners, playing in seated classical position can be a problem. You don't really want the weight of the guitar resting on the tuners against you leg. I have this problem with my headless 8 string, luckily I play standing up mostly.
    I like the way Skervesen does the SkerveTEN design, a kind of best-of-both-worlds.
     
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    That J custom RGA is a step in the right direction. By that I mean please Ibanez give me a Prestige or even a Premium RGA this year.
     
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    I'd prefer a standard scale, 6 string RGD, just to shove it to Kiesel over their stolen Aries design. I do like me RGAs though :D
     
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    If these 550s (and apparently 570 too) are really coming to the US then the only question for me is which color am I gonna get? Shoot...gonna be tough...
     
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    Dont forget the 521s with the gibraltar bridge :)

    i'm getting RFR, I have wanted one since the genesis collections and it's my dream ibanez now.
     
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    Please let there be A) Neon Pink, and B) AANJ.

    I don’t even care that Ibby necks are too thin.
     
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    Nope and Nope. Only RFR, PN, WH, and DY for 550s. JB and BK for 521s. All square heel.
     
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    RFR certainly has grown on me...although DY is hard to beat. Actually, that's a nice purple too...

    Eff.
     
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    I had a purple neon 560 some time ago. It's a cool purple/blue color shift but when it dulls it's pretty meh. At least RFR keeps a crazy color when the clear yellows over years.
     
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