Ibanez Xiphos

Gain_Junkie93

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Are the new Xiphos bodies that much better than the original ie. worth getting over a used one? Being that it is neck through would I be able to have a luthier replace the rosewood board with a blank ebony one or would this damage the neck?
 

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The new neck heel is 10000000 times better than the old one, IMO. The only reason I would get an older one is the Blue Chameleon finish, and it's not worth it.
 

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Old heel:
XPT700_NeckThru.jpg


New heel:
3efb_1.jpg


It's hard to see, but they beveled the back of the "horn", you can easily play the top frets on the newer ones.
 

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The joint is superb on the older ones, I can't really imagine the new joint being all that much of an improvement. I'd just get an older model used - new guitars are a complete rip off.
 


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