Ibanez 2022 discussion.

What model do you want to see this 2022?

  • RGA Prestige

    Votes: 86 30.2%
  • RGDR Prestige and Axiom Label

    Votes: 49 17.2%
  • New Jake Bowen Signature

    Votes: 35 12.3%
  • Tesseract Signature

    Votes: 38 13.3%
  • S 7 strings with reverse headstock

    Votes: 77 27.0%

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Holy shit!

Does this mean Ibanez is finally gonna start taking custom orders from the public sometime down the road?
No, this is a one of a kind event. They decided what they wanted to build.

I would never say never. just say that option is not on the table. It's a special for their 50th Anniversary only.
 

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Thanks, Rich. I agree 100% with the tire kicker comment.

I clicked the link that takes you to the page to look at each instrument...wow...they are all stunning. Lots of neck through construction. I really like they they included some "behind the scenes" photos of each guitar as they are being built. Interesting to see some with volutes and other with scarf joints. All decisions that each luthier makes, I would imagine.

All of them are works of art. Surely to be 50 lucky buyers!

New favorite is LACS20 "ZUMA" https://www.ibanez.com/usa/special/50th_Anniversary/lacs20.html
 

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In just logistics alone this is amazing.

And hot damn, I wish the aesthetics of some of these were better represented across the normal Ibanez line actually attainable by us peasants that can only drool at these. Obviously some of these are way over the top as you always see in showcase guitars but there's a lot of really classy subtlety that is totally lost in the Premium line for example.

Like, gimmie dat Night Owl...

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Wind Shear is my favorite, hands down. But check out UNPARALLELED JPCS4, 22-23" scale fanned fret 6 string RGD body. Read the copy if you want a good belly laugh.

I will add there's a famous quote of the Asian guitar hater George Gruhn walking into the Ibanez booth to see the 2670RE saying "I can't believe I lived long enough to see a $10,000 Ibanez"

Well he's lived long enough to see them more than double that :lol:
 

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It's painful how classy yet cool some of these guitars.
"Torch the Cosmos... well not you though T_T"


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I guess it's just nice to see such visually stunning models without the damn Vine plastered on the fretboard...
 

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Sweet mercyful christ that's beautiful :wub2:
 

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I'm not familiar with how they usually do things, but wouldn't it be an immense amount of labor to get the equipment and materials together to build 50 unique instruments and then stop? I'm sure they'll recover their investment, but dang. Maybe they borrowed a lot of it from their usual manufacturers?
 

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I'm not familiar with how they usually do things, but wouldn't it be an immense amount of labor to get the equipment and materials together to build 50 unique instruments and then stop? I'm sure they'll recover their investment, but dang. Maybe they borrowed a lot of it from their usual manufacturers?
One of several reasons for the high prices they'll be selling for. ;)
 

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Wind Shear is my favorite, hands down. But check out UNPARALLELED JPCS4, 22-23" scale fanned fret 6 string RGD body. Read the copy if you want a good belly laugh.

I will add there's a famous quote of the Asian guitar hater George Gruhn walking into the Ibanez booth to see the 2670RE saying "I can't believe I lived long enough to see a $10,000 Ibanez"

Well he's lived long enough to see them more than double that :lol:
That JPCS4 is like… if Bentley made a clown car. What in the ever-loving-all-get-out were they on?!?

It’s almost aggravating how close to yet so far from an awesome instrument this thing is. I have the long-scale Indo cousin (which I overhauled and even added a tone in the same location) to this and my least favorite part is the finish.

That said - “Range Finder” is pretty dope (even if I’d basically never use the extra frets).
 
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They're allowing me to post LIST prices, MSRP [or retail] is suggested and is up to dealers and no doubt some dealers may want full list. But you know the difference from seeing pricing online.

"SLY"
LACS1
15,999.99
"ROSCOE"
LACS2
15,999.99
"GOLDEN EAGLE"
LACS3
15,999.99
"OLVERA"
LACS4
15,999.99
"ROOT BEER FLOAT"
LACS5
17,333.32
"DALE"
LACS6
15,999.99
"THOMPSON"
LACS7
17,333.32
"GLEN"
LACS8
14,666.65
"ECHO"
LACS9
17,999.99
"RUBY"
LACS10
15,999.99
"AMETHYST"
LACS11
15,999.99
"SWEET PEAT"
LACS12
15,999.99
"CHEETO"
LACS13
15,999.99
"SLICK"
LACS14
17,333.32
"BIG RIG"
LACS15
17,999.99
"BRONSON"
LACS16
17,333.32
"INFERNO"
LACS17
18,666.65
"HANG 10"
LACS18
15,999.99
"MUFFINS"
LACS19
15,999.99
"ZUMA"
LACS20
14,666.65
"SOLAR FLARE"
JPCS1
14,666.65
"RG-GT"
JPCS2
14,666.65
"WIND SHEAR"
JPCS3
15,999.99
"UNPARALLELED"
JPCS4
14,666.65
"TORCH THE COSMOS"
JPCS5
14,666.65
"THE ROADSTAR 2022"
JPCS6
11,999.99
"RANGE FINDER"
JPCS7
13,333.32
"TOTALLY JAZZED"
JPCS8
23,999.99
"TOTALLY JAMMIN"
JPCS9
22,666.65
"HERCULES"
JPCS10
19,999.99
"NIGHT OWL"
JPCS11
10,666.65
"PROMETHEUS"
JPCS12
13,333.32
"THE OLD GUARD"
JPCS13
13,333.32
"ASTERISK"
JPCS14
13,333.32
"WHITE FLAME"
JPCS15
13,333.32
"SUNSET"
JPCS16
9,999.99
"SUNRISE"
JPCS17
9,999.99
"DARK IRIS"
JPCS18
13,333.32
"CALYPSO"
JPCS19
13,333.32
"CALDERA"
JPCS20
10,666.65
"JADE MANTIS"
JPCS21
10,666.65
"PLUMES OF ASH"
JPCS22
10,666.65
"DESERT'S EDGE"
JPCS23
11,333.32
"PINOT NOIR"
JPCS24
11,333.32
"KOA CANYON"
JPCS25
13,333.32
"TROPICS"
JPCS26
13,333.32
"THE ARTIST"
JPCS27
10,666.65
"HARU"
JPCS28
10,666.65
"NATSU"
JPCS29
11,333.32
"AKI"
JPCS30
11,333.32
"FUYU"
JPCS31
11,999.99
"SAKURA"
JPCS32
12,666.65
"AUTUMN WOODS"
JPCS33
13,333.32
 
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I'm not familiar with how they usually do things, but wouldn't it be an immense amount of labor to get the equipment and materials together to build 50 unique instruments and then stop? I'm sure they'll recover their investment, but dang. Maybe they borrowed a lot of it from their usual manufacturers?

These shops build custom instruments every day, that is all they do.

That JPCS4 is like… if Bentley made a clown car. What in the ever-loving-all-get-out were they on?!?
This was the funny part I referred to

Utilizing this less conventional 22”-23” multi scale-length design still allows players to benefit from even string tension and improved left hand ergonomics, but reducing the span of the neck allows for wider interval jumps between frets and more comfortable playing when in tight studios, stages, or practice spaces.

For the cost of the guitar you could build a bigger practice space and have enough leftover for a regular size guitar :lol:
 

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These shops build custom instruments every day, that is all they do.


This was the funny part I referred to

Utilizing this less conventional 22”-23” multi scale-length design still allows players to benefit from even string tension and improved left hand ergonomics, but reducing the span of the neck allows for wider interval jumps between frets and more comfortable playing when in tight studios, stages, or practice spaces.

For the cost of the guitar you could build a bigger practice space and have enough leftover for a regular size guitar :lol:

Oh I caught that alright. The real question is - did the designer actually believe that (given tight living quarters in urban JP and all) or is this management trying desperately to spin something that didn’t make sense to them either? I mean, they just rolled out a line of headless guitars. :lol:

Seriously - I still think a headless RGD would be cool. But nope, toy scale it is!
 
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Oh I caught that alright. The real question is - did the designer actually believe that (given tight living quarters in JP and all) or is this management trying desperately to spin something that didn’t make sense to them either? I mean, they just rolled out a line of headless guitars. :lol:
Well, maybe a little of both, it was built in Japan!
I just started laughing when I read that because I just couldn't understand why they're scale an RGD down to 22", even though I've been trying to get them to do a 6 and 7 regular 25.5" scale RGD because I like the body as a variation on the RG.
 


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