NGD: Ibanez RG8527Z-SDE j.custom (2018 model)

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  1. Nino Helfrich

    Nino Helfrich SS.org Regular

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    Hey everyone,

    this is one of the first 2018 j.custom 7 strings in sodalite (new color for 2018) in europe. Since every picture of this model seems to look completly different, I thought some of you might be interested. By the way, this is my first post here, so please be gentle with me :D

    Specs:
    RG j.custom Wizard-7 5pc Maple/Wenge neck
    AAA Flamed Maple (4mm) top/African Mahogany (40mm) body
    Selected Rosewood fretboard w/Tree of Life inlay
    Jumbo frets w/j.custom fret edge treatment
    Edge-Zero tremolo bridge w/ZPS3 (which I remove on my guitars)
    DiMarzio PAF7 neck pickups
    Cosmo black hardware
    Gotoh Strap Locks included
    Case included

    Some thoughts after a day of playing:
    First of I thought it's the wrong color. Without good light the guitar looks basicly like a black onyx (the older RG8527 color). With some proper light the top is beautiful though. I also got one of the 2018 RGA j.customs (RGA8420-BTF/ 6-string) two weeks ago which is pretty dark, too. Anyone has similar experiences with j.customs?
    Craftsmanship is top notch of course. I was also very suprised by the DiMarzio PAF7 neck pickups. Less output but they sound fantastic!
    For me it's like a dream come true.


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    Let me know your thoughts on this model \m/
     
  2. cardinal

    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    Beautiful. The finish is really great. Congrats!
     
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    So much drool. Beautiful fretboard/frets and cool finish--always love colour-bursts.
     
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    I've been looking at those for quite some time already... great looking one you've got there...
     
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    Welcome Nino! That is a beautiful JC you got there. A real jaw dropper!! HNGD!!
     
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    beautiful !!!!
    But I have to say the pink one is stunning japan only though dammmmmmmmm
     
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    That's how you do a first post!!!

    Great pics, thing looks pretty awesome!! HNGD! :shred:
     
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    Looks superb. Congrats!
     
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    congrats! that is one beautiful guitar!
    and welcome to the forum :)
     
  10. jaxadam

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    Wow man! Very nice!

    Oh, and to answer one of your questions yes, one of my j customs looks pretty dark unless you get some good light on it. Has a fantastic looking purplish quilt, but some angles it can look just plain black.
     
  11. shawnperolis

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    beautiful
     
  12. Nino Helfrich

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    Thanks everyone for the kind welcome :)
     
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    lurè Thy Art Is Mambo

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    Stunning looking guitar HNGD!
     
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    The perfection of that Fretwork is most impressive.
     
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    Beautiful guitar man! Congrats!
     
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    beauty
     
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    Sweet Jesus, I saw an ad for these at Axepalace. I’ve been GASing ever since. These are perfection, happy NGD dude
     

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