Ibanez 2018 models announced(teased) :O

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  1. gunch

    gunch Riff Chugman

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    I wanted to save for a used JEM or J custom but if these new 550s come out well I might get one instead
     
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    KnightBrolaire only the dead have seen the end of GAS

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    I think the price of richlite will go down a little once they increase their production/there's more demand for it from big companies like ibanez. Personally I'd rather have a phenolic board than any kind of wood. I still daydream about my buddy's parker fly he had years ago.
     
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    Yeah if Richlite was adopted by all the large builders it would totally drive the price down
     
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    I second the adoption of richlite/ebanol.
     
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    There will never be another fingerboard like that madman Ken Parker’s: “How about, instead of that other stuff, I vacuum a millimeter of carbon fiber to the neck I put a piano string in, bake it in a pizza oven, then see where we can go from there.”
     
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    I hope we get some Lo-pro equipped 752's with the nice tops this year in US as standard production models, these are both on the Ibanez Asia site.

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    Power2theMetal The deal was rigged

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    I really hope this is the case, as I would be sliding my credit card as fast as possible. Those are gorgeous.
     
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    If you’re Ibanez or Schecter buying in bulk, you’re not paying $20/board. But again, I guess you wouldn’t be paying $8/board for rosewood either.

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    Is the bridge that comes on those new RG550’s one of the “great” ibanez bridges? They have so many I can’t keep track.
     
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    it's not the fanciest. but it's the best.
     
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    These are both extremely beautiful guitars, but this blond one needs a re-post. Fantastic looking, this in the S model would also be awesome.
     
  13. Mathemagician

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    Oh ok wow that’s good to know the bridge is so highly regarded. Awesome.
     
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    Yes, the new RG550 has original Edge bridge.
     
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    Those are some of the nicest Ibbys I've seen in a long, besides the reissue Jems. Will they be available in 6s as well??
     
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    Is there any patent-related reason why the 7's get Lo-Pro and the 6's get the regular Edge these last couple of years? I'd really love a Lo-Pro on a sixer.
     
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    The S series gets them. I think Ibanez likes putting edges on RG's out of tradition more than anything.
     
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    That makes sense. Didn’t the S series for years always have their newest ones, like the ZR trem, the trem with the tension adjuster, etc? Like I said, not that well-versed on ibanez, but every time I picked up an S in the store it had a different bridge it feels like.
     
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    Players have generally agreed that the Lo-Pro and original Edge are their favorites, and there were some patent troubles. The Zero family, with the notable exception of EZ2, seems to be phasing out, except in Japan.
     
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    Not to have a shameless plug, but I've got the violin finished 752 you guys are speaking of, and it's bloody phenomenal. As far as I'm aware it's a limited run done by Killerburst guitars, limited to 39 pieces. Hopefully they make it production because DAMN - it's killer.

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