Ibanez 2018 models announced(teased) :O

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  1. Sogradde

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    As @A-Branger said, they unfortunately come with rosewood fretboards. I had a rant on the Ibanez facebook page about this already. I would have bought this one in a heartbeat, even imported from the US or Japan if Ibanez didn't fuck it up with a rosewood board. I was hoping with the new CITES shenanigans Ibanez would resort to maple and ebony but boy, was I wrong.
    In other news, why does japan always get all the fun stuff? Ibanez RG reversed headstock, 26.5 scale.
     
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    I love how they try to hide it too, like the picture makes it look so dark you'd mistake it for ebony.. Why can't they just stain maple black? Would it really be that hard? Are people really so addicted to rosewood?
     
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    I really do hate rosewood as well. But ibanez gonna ibanez.
     
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    Ye Black Knight SS.org Regular

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    Verily, most stunning weaponry!

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    This knight hath ne'er had an instrument made from Ash in his arsenal. How doth it compare to mahogany or basswood?


    This post now concludeth!
     
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    I had the ash bodied neck through RGT220a Prestige and first of all it was a heavy son of a bitch :lol: but aside from the weight I'd say it was pretty similar to any other basswood RG I've owned. I didn't notice really any difference.
     
  7. Petar Bogdanov

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    It could be dyed rosewood, the pictures are definitely missing any brownish streaks. I would wait for a picture from a reputable retailer before casting any stones.
     
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    If thats an Ash and Ebony combo, its the nicest looking 6 string for my tastes, Ibanez have ever put out! /\

    Hipshot Gibraltar, graphite nut (if it doesnt have one already) and locking tuners, and oh my what a 6er.

    Is it the normal 25.5 scale?
     
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    Found a picture on Reverb:

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    Why Ibonaz, why?
     
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    Rosewood is an odd choice since thats only going to cause problems in shipping. Other big companies have already changed their fretboards but Ibanez don't seem to care.

    Ash has a lot of bass and highs with a slight scoop in the mids. It varies a lot from piece to piece but can be very bright and aggressive sounding. Its difficult to tame those frequencies with pickups but Alnico V pickups work very well, you mainly just want to pair it with something thats not to bassy or harsh which can take a few tries.
     
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    Forkface Feast on this.

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    its been out for a while i think. its on sweetwater too
     
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    oh....FOR F*"%£)*&%

    yet another guitar ruined by its BS fretboard.
    *Fartnoise* Im out.
     
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    Unpopular opinion time. I might be one of few that actually like Rosewood. Unless you are strictly speaking about shades of color, a lot of the pale and unattractive boards we see just need a good bath in lemon oil.

    Similar to how Basswood used to get a bad rep for being the body wood choice in Ibanez's lower tier offerings, I think people associate rosewood with whatever negative experience they have had previously. And since rosewood is most prevalent in production line guitars, the odds of that happening increases.

    We see rosewood all the time in high-end guitars, and even marketed as a feature (e.g. PRS's one-piece IRW necks).

    Maybe in a few years time, its rarity thanks to CITEs will actually make it desirable? Or Bulb can do what he did with basswood and his signature model, we just might see rosewood gaining popularity around here.
     
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    Rosewood is ORIGINAL GANGSTER.... i'll never understand the hate.

    Was thinking the same thing, if it stays banned in a few years people will most likely revere it as a legendary tonewood.
     
  16. HeHasTheJazzHands

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    "It's a First Act. The stock pickups suck, the inlays are falling out, intonation is bad, and can't hold a tune for shit.

    ..BUT IT HAS A ROSEWOOD FRETBOARD!"
     
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    Rosewood’s shades of brown are generally agreed to looks fucking hideous on black guitars.

    Same reason you don’t wear brown belts or shoes with black clothing. And for anyone asking about brown suits - just don’t wear them.
     
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    Disagree....

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    Like the above posters said, it's about looks rather than the actual wood itself. I actually prefer rosewood on the BTB lineup because they're all natural raw looking instruments, and rosewood fits in just fine. But on an all black guitar? Ugh. An otherwise all blue-black guitar? Ugh. It really just ruins the whole effect. It always feels like the guitar equivalent of buying a new car but with flame stickers glued on to the sides, sure it doesn't really "hurt" anything but if I'm paying premium for something it better be 99% of what I want.
     
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    Also, Basswood + rosewood ftw.
     

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