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Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by Leviathus, Oct 26, 2019.
Prepare for disappointment then.
Yep. Everything is discontinued. Only the new stuff.
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.
The only thing remotely interesting to me are the solid color headless basses. Everything else is varying shades of "meh".
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.
I cannot justify buying another guitar..but the GAS is hitting me hard.
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.
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.
Thomann released two Ibby videos today
Even on the imports...getting up there in comparison. At least you get a case with the Jazzmaster.
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..
2500 for that RGD lol. Stupid amount of money.
What would the price tag be on that APEX30? 1500€? 'Cause I want it
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.