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    Quality issues with a certain popular custom European brand, ghosted by both dealer and company

    Oh dang seriously? I thought they had a pretty clean rap sheet when I scoured the internet. I know some of their like pre 2010 stuff is not the best, but so many people have talked about how their Mayones were flawless even to this day. Well I don't say Mayones in the hopes that the company...
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    Quality issues with a certain popular custom European brand, ghosted by both dealer and company

    I realize that I could have just been really unlucky in this case because the company rarely has any tales of quality issues but I'm 95% the way there. The only way I'll come back to this brand is if they address these issues. I was a little sidetracked by the color, bridge, control layout, and...
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    Quality issues with a certain popular custom European brand, ghosted by both dealer and company

    Thanks for the advice man. I'll think about naming the brand and dealer a bit longer, but think condiments. They basically said that wood is all different and that the original color of the wood top dictates the finish color. The natural wood base color affecting the final color, I don't...
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    Quality issues with a certain popular custom European brand, ghosted by both dealer and company

    I didn't, I brought up the color DAY ONE, and I got blasted for it by another guitar group on my NGD post and the company and dealer just said "nothing we can do." Then I had to time and found other issues. I also brought up day one with the company and dealer that the bridge was wrong, control...
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    Quality issues with a certain popular custom European brand, ghosted by both dealer and company

    Well, I won't name the brand and dealer just yet because I'm still holding out hope that they'll do the right thing. I guess I could take it as a "lesson learned" but despite all of this, I do like the guitar and I'm attached to it because it's my first custom guitar. At the very least, I just...
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    Quality issues with a certain popular custom European brand, ghosted by both dealer and company

    I've been trying to keep radio silent on this issue for a while because I've been in talks for months now with the company, but I'm being ghosted and I'm getting very very frustrated. I bought a very expensive custom guitar (~$3.6K) from a certain popular European brand from a European dealer...
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    Ibanez 2022 discussion.

    Maybe because a bad top and a light rosewoord fretboard does make a guitar look cheap? I wouldn't want that on my $3000 guitar. Also, we were more criticizing the cheap looking pickup rings and ugly block inlays.
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    Ibanez 2022 discussion.

    Um, I think you might be a bit confused. I said that J.Custom is like the Lexus LFA crew but this J.Custom in particular looks like the Lexus LFA crew was commissioned to make an LFA that looks like a 2003 Toyota Corolla. It's not just a bad top and light brown fingerboard, but also the cheesy...
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    Ibanez 2022 discussion.

    Dye the poop brown fretboard black, do a bit of fretwork and damn, got a real winner. Modern beginners/budget players are really lucky these days. Should be a great mod platform too. Down the road, they could spend like $70 for some Gotoh locking tuners, $10 for a Graphtech TUSQ nut, and if...
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    Ibanez 2022 discussion.

    Let's play a game of spot the J.Custom amongst two GIOs and an Indonesian Standard. Forgive me if I like my $3000 guitar to look like a $3000 guitar and not a $200 GIO :( On another note, damn that's a GIO?? Crazy times. Guitar players and collectors are vain as hell, lets not kid ourselves...
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    Ibanez 2022 discussion.

    Okay, and the UCEW1QM looks pretty cheap by modern standards because of the pickup rings and cheesy block inlays. The other ones all look a lot more tasteful without the block inlays and would've been better choices to make a homage to, but putting on those chrome pickup rings because "heritage"...
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    Ibanez 2022 discussion.

    It's not just a transparent ash top. It has a foil pattern and some sparkle in it as well which is what makes it cool for me.
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    Ibanez 2022 discussion.

    Fair enough, I just think I've seen the color shifting finish too much as a trend, especially this hue. It's always this purple/blue color shift. I used to like it a lot when ESP used it for it's Custom Shop stuff and used the very high quality Maziora color shifting paint in different hues from...
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    Ibanez 2022 discussion.

    This finish is way more boring looking than that awesome Frozen Ocean finish from like two years ago. It was a trans finish, foil finish, and bit of sparkle too all in one finish.
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    New LTD Models: 2022 edition

    Scalloping 12-22 would have made so much more sense, very odd choice by ESP USA


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