Ibanez NAMM 2020

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maybe this happens when they are led by advertising people and the bling. But I wouldn't bet on that. Makes me wonder at times.
I think sometimes just being new and a little innocent ignorance. I remember my first Ibanez was a 7620 NOS I got for $699 in 2002. I loved it. My next Ibanez was an RGT42FM I bought in 2003 brand new for the same price. I thought I was getting an absolute steal because it was a neck through with a flame top and binding and stuff. Turned out I still didn't really know shit about Ibanez and it was cheaper because it was Korean instead of Japanese with a veneer top and a cheaper Edge Pro II trem. I thought I was getting something like those RGT3120s that were out at the time. It was a great guitar though. I was just new to guitar still and lived in the middle of nowhere with no real way to experience a lot of different types of guitars. Finding that 7620 was a miracle at the time. Finding my LTD M200 was even more of a miracle. Nobody had heard of ESP back then.
 

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I think sometimes just being new and a little innocent ignorance. I remember my first Ibanez was a 7620 NOS I got for $699 in 2002. I loved it. My next Ibanez was an RGT42FM I bought in 2003 brand new for the same price. I thought I was getting an absolute steal because it was a neck through with a flame top and binding and stuff. Turned out I still didn't really know shit about Ibanez and it was cheaper because it was Korean instead of Japanese with a veneer top and a cheaper Edge Pro II trem. I thought I was getting something like those RGT3120s that were out at the time. It was a great guitar though. I was just new to guitar still and lived in the middle of nowhere with no real way to experience a lot of different types of guitars. Finding that 7620 was a miracle at the time. Finding my LTD M200 was even more of a miracle. Nobody had heard of ESP back then.
yes, as guys just put it, for many the guitar is a hobby, and many don't go a path long enough before they loose interest to get to know their stuff well. My boss at my previous job was kinda that type of a guy. He bought random POS guitars he liked based literally on what they looked like in the shop, and the couple of times I took his guitars in my hands, they wouldn't have any setup, and one had rusty demo strings it had been sold with. I helped him find a few nice thingies at a good price but I am not sure he even plays them.
 

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I've come to accept the fact that Ibanez will probably never make anything all in one guitar that I want to buy. They will always fall short in some way and continue to disappoint. It's why I had my custom made back in 99' and why I've had others made since then. All companies do this. All I was hoping for is an RGA with LoPro, not made of mahogany, a blank black ebony fretboard and 3- or 5 pc maple neck, but they just aren't gonna do it. Boo hoo.
- Does anyone know a luthier that can make an RGA 7 string body fit for LoPro and old style 66mm neck pocket and also has a good reputation? The people I know locally are to busy right now to do it.
 

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Perle guitars maybe? They have all sorts of cool stuff on their reverb page such as 7 string Destroyers, Proline, and I saw an RGD, but no RGA. An email or phone call wouldn't hurt.
Thanks for suggesting. I tried them but they don't do RGA's unfortunately.
 

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That's what I mean, why need a paper top?
Ibanez can do all finishes you can imagine.
 

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He's been spending a LOT of time with Tosin livestreaming on Twitch. I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up with Abasi guitars.

If no one's already mentioned this: Looks like Al Joseph might be leaving Ibanez as well. I've been seeing him playing a Kiesel, and a recent Instagram post of his strongly hints at a new partnership.

As a big Ibanez fanboy, I feel like all my favorite artists keep leaving Ibanez (actually, I blame Ibanez, not the artists).

I was really hoping for an Al Joseph signature model too. I love LOVE his blue-and-gold theme... with that maple fretboard.
 

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If no one's already mentioned this: Looks like Al Joseph might be leaving Ibanez as well. I've been seeing him playing a Kiesel, and a recent Instagram post of his strongly hints at a new partnership.

As a big Ibanez fanboy, I feel like all my favorite artists keep leaving Ibanez (actually, I blame Ibanez, not the artists).

I was really hoping for an Al Joseph signature model too. I love LOVE his blue-and-gold theme... with that maple fretboard.
:( I absolutely love his LACSs. I can't stand seeing some of my favorite artists going over to Kiesel...
 

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Kiesel is likely offering what might generally be a cleaner deal in their endorsement tiers, reduced price/free gear, a sig model (with revenue share) with no sales quota - since they’re made to order they don’t sit on a shelf so less pressure to spec something “popular”. And naturally since they’re MIA, generally speaking there is a higher QC floor for the end buyer than “random cool decal MIC guitar”.
 

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Don't know if it's been posted in here before, but I got to play/see one of the prestige ibbys in frozen ocean today at guitar center. Easily one of the coolest finishes Ibanez has done in ages. It's basically a blue candy marble over an ash top. Sorry about the halfassed pics, it was really hard to photograph.


 

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Don't know if it's been posted in here before, but I got to play/see one of the prestige ibbys in frozen ocean today at guitar center. Easily one of the coolest finishes Ibanez has done in ages. It's basically a blue candy marble over an ash top. Sorry about the halfassed pics, it was really hard to photograph.



I really like this blue. Wish theyd offered a hard tail version of this.
 

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Don't know if it's been posted in here before, but I got to play/see one of the prestige ibbys in frozen ocean today at guitar center. Easily one of the coolest finishes Ibanez has done in ages. It's basically a blue candy marble over an ash top. Sorry about the halfassed pics, it was really hard to photograph.


There's one at my local guitar center that I play often. The finish looks WAY better in person than in pictures.
 

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I have to admit, when I saw that PRS Herman Li guitar I decided I no longer know what is real anymore.

man I didn't watch the video for the longest time because i thought it was just a c24.

but it's a c24 that's super thin like an S. OMIGOD.

I haven't bought a prs in a long time...but i might need this one.
 


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