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!