New Tosin Abasi signature Ibanez? in the works

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  1. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    So, anyone good at identifying headstocks? :D

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    Starting to wonder if it's a prototypeIbanez headstock or something.
     
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    But it has been confirmed it isn't Ibanez by Kieth. So.....either that is rumor or it is some custom builder who didn't wanna put their name on it?

    The complete lack of branding is odd
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    I will now redundantly re-express my hatred of fucking lame-assed top bevels :lol:
     
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    That string spacing on his newest one looks like the tightest string spacing I ever seen on an 8.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    He specifically asked for a super-tight string spacing.
     
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    See I don't mind this one, the design has always had those bevels, and the fancy wood has been added in a later prototype.

    Just someway I justify that in my head rather than a certain company coming straight out the gate bevelling the f*ck out of nice tops.

    I really like tight spacing on 8's makes everything s much easier to control imo.

    Only thoughts are, it looks kinda like a Ken Lawrence headstock, or if you take the bevel off it looks like a RAN/Caparison headstock. But I don't see Tosin going with any of those. I highly doubt he'd go with any company that doesn't mass produce guitars.
     
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    FWIW i would kill for a JBM100 in An S form, same specs as a JBM100 just an S. MMMMMM
     
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    In general it feels very skervesen-esque to me but that's just my opinion
     
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    True, but I still have a hard time believing he would give up Ibanez for any company that can't offer a sig deal which pays a bit.

    Granted I don't know Tosin or how most deals work, but money is pretty important when you're a musician so I would figure he would wanna go with another company who can offer a Sig deal similar to Ibanez, several models of TAM's which he can benefit from.
     
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    you guys hate the bevel but ughhhhhhh this guitar is so sexy. i wish i could buy it without immediately looking like a tosin fanboy. that's my problem with sig guitars *looks at his JBM27*
     
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    As i stated in an earlier post, and more so now, that headstock looks so much like a Ken Lawrence. Conspiracy theory? Maybe. But it may not be too far off
     
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    I don't see it being a Ken Lawrence. The headstock design isn't extreme, plus our boy said it's going to be less than a TAM100. A KL can be double or triple the price of a TAM100. :ugh:
     
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    Welp, that explains why James Hetfield is practically the only person in existence to own a Ken Lawrence
     
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    KnightBrolaire 8 string hoarder

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    hmmm not ibanez or schecter, but still makes 8 strings (or is going to start making them)/isn't a small builder... That leaves ESP (impossible since it's not matte black and has a burl top), Jackson (doubtful but who knows), Dean (lmao that would never happen) or some other random company.
     
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    Think the only feasible one there is Jackson since he has probably played Misha's customs and know about their quality, but I just don't see them being this adventurous really
     
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    Oh, no way.

    There was a dude on the old ESP boards that owned 4 of them at one time, and a guy y that had one in hand with one on order constantly. As soon as the new one was finished, he would sell the older one, and order a new one.
     
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    Yeah that was my next guess but it seems like Jackson would really be going wild at that point. My other guess would be Fast Guitars since they do some ergo shapes and seem adventurous enough to try it. I guess time will tell.
     
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    ESP - not a black super strat (although given what comes out of their custom shop who knows)

    EDIT: Remember they do make stuff like this:
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    Jackson - headstock is completely different to anything they have (Jackson aren't adverse to bizarre body shapes though
    Dean - Doesn't have a dime/inline headstock or horrid graphics.
     
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    ESP seems most likely from this kind of analysis, but I didn't know they had broken into this sort of custom guitar fancy AAAAAA wood style market. Maybe Javier converted him? Japanese brands to tend to be more willing to make novel stuff.
     
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    Fast is too small of a builder to support Tosin imo.
     
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