NGD! Finally after more than 10 years!

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  1. Whitestrat

    Whitestrat SS.org Regular

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    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!
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  2. AcousticMinja

    AcousticMinja String Theorist Contributor

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    Dude that's awesome!
    Congrats! :)
     
  3. ILuvPillows

    ILuvPillows Baby seal will destr

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    The radius body.So...beautiful! These take up a great deal of my ebay lurking time.

    HPGD!
     
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    Mine's a 97 I think, I'd have to check, but I honestly believe that the JS1000 is perhaps the most underrated metal guitar out there!

    LOVE IT :D
     
  5. Whitestrat

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    This thing is very responsive and dynamic, even with old strings! I've got to try it with new strings. It's turning out to be nicer than I remembered my 440R to be!
     
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    Congrats dude!

    My Dad, has the same guitar and got his JS1000 pratically like you did, he got his dirt cheap and brand new (though I think his is a 2010). Not sure why it was so cheap, probably overstock or sat for a while?

    But these guitars rock, my favorite guitar to play recently! Enjoy yours!

     
  7. s_k_mullins

    s_k_mullins !@#$?!

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    Beautiful! I love these guitars!
     
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    Alpenglow music and shat

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    Nice guitar dude! Must be nice to have a new guitar in your hands after so long. :)
     
  9. Whitestrat

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    I've had many new guitars since then. Just that it took me more than 10 years to get one with the exact same shape and playability...:lol:
     
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    The Radius bodies are my favourite bodies. One day, I'll get my hands on one of these! HNGD!!! Mega jelly.
     
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    I really want one of these. But like the OP said, they generally expensive (and they have gotten MORE expensive lately)

    They had one at GC that was a "clearence" but it was so badly dinged and the neck was TWEAKED! :lol: So even at 900 it wasn't worth it :nuts:

    Still........WANT!
     

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