Ibanez 2022 discussion.

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by DCM_Allan, Dec 15, 2021.

What model do you want to see this 2022?

  1. RGA Prestige

    65 vote(s)
    31.9%
  2. RGDR Prestige and Axiom Label

    34 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. New Jake Bowen Signature

    27 vote(s)
    13.2%
  4. Tesseract Signature

    26 vote(s)
    12.7%
  5. S 7 strings with reverse headstock

    52 vote(s)
    25.5%
  1. Stiman

    Stiman SS.org Regular

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    Wow, I wanted a new seven string by Q2. So waiting for more new models from Ibanez is just going to push that well into 2023...
     
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  2. CanserDYI

    CanserDYI 5150 KVLT

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    Like you mean store inventory order? shiiiiiiiit.
     
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    I'll keep scooping up old used Ibanez for now lol
     
  4. DiezelMonster

    DiezelMonster Complainasaurus Rex

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    Correct, We get guitars direct from Hoshino USA now, no more middle man.

    I spoke with the rep yesterday and that is my ETA. I will likely not get all stock orders fulfilled either, if customer orders are put in for those models.

    As a reference, I'm still waiting for models I ordered in 2020 from Ibanez, as well as a good chunk of the 2021 models that were announced.

    I normally have 40 Ibanez guitars in stock, I currently have 4, 3 of which are AZ, two prestiege 7 string AZ, an entry level AZ and an RGDR4327

    But that's it! bums me out.
     
  5. Crungy

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    Man that stinks. My last post was true since I'm always scoping out old/used guitars but if supply weren't an issue I'd take a more serious look at new. I would hope by 2023 this stuff isn't an issue in any industry.
     
  6. PromptCritical5

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    I was chatting with an employee at a local music store last fall and he said they were still waiting on their 2020 Ibanez order.
     
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  7. Xaios

    Xaios Foolish Mortal

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    Just remember, Efkay (the old Canadian Ibanez distributor) was equally if not more shitty to deal with, so dealing direct with Hoshino is a at worst lateral move.

    EDIT: Correction, it's Efkay, not Elkay.
     
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  8. Alberto7

    Alberto7 Silly Goose Engineering

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    I got my Strandberg from a retailer here in Montreal in September of last year, and I met up with the store owner a couple of times while trying out different models before the purchase.

    In chatting with him, he mentioned a few times that the old Canadian Ibanez distributor (might that Elkay you mention?) had to close up shop due to the pandemic, so getting Ibanez into Canada is even more difficult now.

    I have no idea how substantiated that claim is, or whether it was just empty small talk, but it's true he hadn't got any new Ibanez shipments in quite a while, and AZs were one of his specialties, so the guy was pretty upset about it.

    Could be part of the reason why the Ibanez supply chain is so behind the curve for Canada. Not sure how it's been for the US.
     
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  9. Xaios

    Xaios Foolish Mortal

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    Heh, my bad, I realized I misspelled it. It's Efkay, not Elkay.

    There's used to be a local store that was an Ibanez distributor for a while, although they closed up shop years ago. They signed on with Efkay to be an Ibanez dealer and got a grand total of one order in before Efkay simply stopped taking their orders or even acknowledging their existence despite still having them as a listed dealership on their website.
     
  10. AkiraSpectrum

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    Wow crazy. Thanks for the heads up!
    What store do you work at out of curiosity?
     
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  11. Matt08642

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    If you don't want to post publicly, can you PM the name of the store? I'd love to check out more modern Ibanez stuff once anything's in!
     
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    Ouch indeed. Is your lead time on the continued 2021 models any better?
     
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  13. HeHasTheJazzHands

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    And people (at least outside of this forum) were wondering why Ibanez didn't wanna show off too much.
     
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    It's like they presented new models just so we don't forget Ibanez still exists :lol:
     
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    Nothing new, we've been getting shafted by the COVID supply chain hard. I waited that long for a 2021 Squier I wanted to show up anywhere in Canada
     
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    Like those we really wanted but couldn't afford back then, right?... unfortunately, the used prices are crazy stupid at the moment...
     
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    Only slightly worse now that Efkay is no longer the distributor for Canada.
     
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    evade enthusiast

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    I agree, nice guitar but $1200 a bit much.

    Iron Label stuff is a little pricey when you compare it to the LTD Black Metal stuff.
    https://www.espguitars.com/products/page/1?categories=black-metal-series

    This seems better other than the lack of neck pickup, tone controls, and real ebony fretboard
    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/LMHTBKMBLKS--esp-ltd-m-ht-black-metal-black-satin
     
  20. Matt08642

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    Ibanez Instagram making this GIO look T E M P T I N G:

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