Ibanez NAMM 2020

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by Leviathus, Oct 26, 2019.

Tags:
  1. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

    Messages:
    34,075
    Likes Received:
    19,077
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Location:
    Racine, WI
    Prepare for disappointment then. :lol:
     
    couverdure, XPT707FX, mlp187 and 2 others like this.
  2. dirtool

    dirtool SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    441
    Likes Received:
    280
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Location:
    hk
    No RG752?
     
  3. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

    Messages:
    34,075
    Likes Received:
    19,077
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Location:
    Racine, WI
    Yep. Everything is discontinued. Only the new stuff.

    :drew:
     
    BigPhi84, _Mick_, pecado and 4 others like this.
  4. ThePIGI King

    ThePIGI King Ibanez Enthusiast

    Messages:
    968
    Likes Received:
    678
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2014
    Location:
    Ohio
    Kinda shocked that so far, I'm most interested in standard series 6ers. Premiums would be on my list if they had trem 7s, oh well. My wallet is safe so far.
     
  5. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

    Messages:
    34,075
    Likes Received:
    19,077
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Location:
    Racine, WI
    The only thing remotely interesting to me are the solid color headless basses. Everything else is varying shades of "meh".
     
  6. NeglectedField

    NeglectedField SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    569
    Likes Received:
    64
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    I can see a lot of those dry-arse jatoba/pau ferro fretboards gasping "waaaater, waaater". Smart of them to make the best of that situation on the FR model with the black inlays, though.

    As for the rest, there's stuff I'd like if I were looking for a hardtail superstrat but at present I am not. Nonetheless I suspect they will do well this year, especially with the headless fan-fret basses.
     
    zenonshandro likes this.
  7. Merrekof

    Merrekof SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    531
    Likes Received:
    440
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2018
    Location:
    Belgium
    I cannot justify buying another guitar..but the GAS is hitting me hard. :pissed:
     
  8. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

    Messages:
    34,075
    Likes Received:
    19,077
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Location:
    Racine, WI
    Jatoba and Pau Ferro are just lighter than the usual Indian Rosewood. They're not really dry.

    Some mineral oil will darken them a little, but once the surface layer stabilizes it'll go back to shades of red and brown.
     
  9. ectoshock

    ectoshock SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2012
    Location:
    Warren, MI
    A9E6ECED-F32C-420D-88F5-BF94CD8DE73C.png I know the market creeps up yearly, but was a little surprised to see $2500 on that new RGDR. Most stores have a little wiggle room to work with off the MAP, but even with a 10-15% discount, most of this gear is getting pretty steep, especially now that taxes are implemented from most online retailers on top of it. Wish there were more brick and mortar places to try this stuff out in person first, because the gamble is getting riskier every year. It costs to buy, and costs to send it back if you don’t like it. Some of the new offerings are really sharp, but seeing these numbers really makes you want to sleep on it before pulling that trigger.
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2020
  10. Tisca

    Tisca Big-tube snob

    Messages:
    617
    Likes Received:
    168
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    Thomann released two Ibby videos today



     
    zenonshandro likes this.
  11. ectoshock

    ectoshock SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2012
    Location:
    Warren, MI
    723584E2-EAD8-4C9F-909C-A27D43D5A1B7.png 9CD34640-3159-4F3B-B89E-A02A9BC84478.png Even on the imports...getting up there in comparison. At least you get a case with the Jazzmaster.
     
  12. Merrekof

    Merrekof SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    531
    Likes Received:
    440
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2018
    Location:
    Belgium
    I remember when you got a Prestige for about 1500€. But then again, I can buy more guitar with my paycheck today then back then..
     
  13. josh1

    josh1 SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    125
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2019
    2500 for that RGD lol. Stupid amount of money.
     
    XPT707FX and trem licking like this.
  14. Merrekof

    Merrekof SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    531
    Likes Received:
    440
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2018
    Location:
    Belgium
    What would the price tag be on that APEX30? 1500€? 'Cause I want it
     
  15. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

    Messages:
    2,754
    Likes Received:
    2,452
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2017
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Well... I guess my want to own any of these went out the window with these prices. Ibanez is out of their damn mind to ask that much. Before anyone says anything, yeah yeah features and all that, but the quality isn't there enough to ask that much. $2200 for the silver RG is gross.
     
  16. ThePIGI King

    ThePIGI King Ibanez Enthusiast

    Messages:
    968
    Likes Received:
    678
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2014
    Location:
    Ohio
    "Moar name brand pups, less basswood, moar fancy tops, and less jatoba!"
    "I WoNdEr WhY GuITaRs CoSt MoRe ThAn ThEy UsEd To"

    Thats why the Genesis line is so affordable - it's Ibanez at its finest: Basswood, OEM pups, nothing fancy. Just a killer shredder.
     
  17. Church2224

    Church2224 Guitar Whore

    Messages:
    3,653
    Likes Received:
    1,462
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Location:
    Richmond VA
    This^^^^^
     
    aesthyrian likes this.
  18. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

    Messages:
    2,754
    Likes Received:
    2,452
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2017
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    I'm not complaining compared to the RG652 era of prestiges, I'm complaining because the exact same specs from last year (except different color) went up by $100 to $200.
     
  19. Mboogie7

    Mboogie7 SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    51
    Joined:
    May 12, 2016
    Location:
    Iowa
    haha yeah, I’m not thrilled about the color, but with limited guitars that Ibanez makes available to left handed players, I’m not gonna miss out on it. I’d prefer a blue color, but I’m sure the stock color option will grow on me.
    I’m 99% sure I’ll pick that up. Just wanna wait until after NAMM to see if anything else strikes my fancy.
     
  20. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

    Messages:
    34,075
    Likes Received:
    19,077
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Location:
    Racine, WI
    The RG5ks also all have stainless steel frets. Fujigen charges a lot for that option. They're also sourcing blacker, more uniform ebony, which also isn't cheap in 2020. Finishes are also more expensive, getting the metallics and patterns is more time consuming than spraying a basic gloss.

    You're still not going to find anything similar for much less. Japanese made shred guitars with Gotoh hardware, stainless steel frets, etc. aren't super common.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.