Feels like I post about this at least once a day, but it's so frustrating since Ibanez is one of the few manufacturers who are commited to making HSH guitars in a reasonable price range.
I'm after a Prestige line HH configured hardtail (Tight-End equipped would be the dream) S-series
Leaving me with....the S5521.
Ibanez does like their trems and their HSH setups but the playability of their stuff just makes dealing with the little things here and there that irritate me worth it.
Still though, it does get frustrating when you're looking at picking up a new guitar....
Apparently they had the DCM100 RGD (Dino Cazares signature 7) at NAMM, does that mean they are going to continue making it? maybe not as a limited edition?
^ yeah, I believe that it's now a regular production guitar.
The fact that I'm in Canada may change things, the nearest Long and McQuade doesn't even have it in their system. We'll see though. It seems like a good sign that it was at this NAMM, hopefully I don't have to order one from the US and take a massive hit.
Ikebe has some IRL pics of that black-fade Premium. IMHO it's not well executed. For a guitar sold more on looks and features at the (potential) expense of quality, seems like it would have been a good idea to actually make it look good.
Gibson basic models start in that $1000-$1500 range.