Kiko Loureiro a signature from Ibanez (2 models) - 2014

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  1. Valnob

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    Electric Guitars - KIKO Signature | Ibanez guitars

    So yeah, Kiko Loureiro gets 2 models for his upcoming sig (Premium and Prestige)

    Any thoughts ?

    KIKO100:
    neck type - 5pc Maple/Walnut KIKO100 neck
    body - Flamed Maple top/Alder body
    fretboard - Rosewood fretboard w/KIKO special inlay on 12th fret
    fret - Jumbo frets w/Prestige fret edge treatment
    bridge - Edge bridge
    neck pu - DiMarzio® KIKO original (H) neck pu
    middle pu - DiMarzio® KIKO original (S) mid pu
    bridge pu - DiMarzio® KIKO original (H) bridge pu
    hardware - Cosmo black

    KIKO10P PREMIUM:
    neck type - 5pc Maple/Walnut KIKO10P neck
    body - Flamed Maple top/Alder body
    fretboard - Rosewood fretboard w/KIKO special inlay on 12th fret
    fret - Jumbo frets w/Premium fret edge treatment
    bridge - Edge-Zero II bridge
    neck pu - DiMarzio® KIKO original (H) neck pu
    middle pu - DiMarzio® KIKO original (S) mid pu
    bridge pu - DiMarzio® KIKO original (H) bridge pu
    hardware - Cosmo black

    The main differences :
    The Prestige gets a Edge bridge and the Premium gets a Edge Zero II.
    The Prestige gest a hardcase
    Different color in the inlay.
    Radius of 430mmR on the prestige and 400mmR on the Premium

    same woods.
    25.5 scale

    KIKO100
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    KIKO10P
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  2. possumkiller

    possumkiller Square Dance Caller

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    Like a Herman Li model without the handle?


    Wow I guess not. That thing is way thicker.
     
  3. geofreesun

    geofreesun SS.org Regular

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    imho i think his ESP sig looks way better than this.
     
  4. Adam Of Angels

    Adam Of Angels The GAS Man

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    Man, that inlay is a bit of a bummer, but otherwise, this is the coolest S I have seen, aside from some of the J-Customs.
     
  5. Valnob

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    Yeah, I think the same.

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    it looks so much better.
     
  6. Valnob

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    Kiko10P
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    Kiko100
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    They're the same woods, but not the same quality as you can see.
    I dig the jack input
     
  7. timbucktu123

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    every time my gas for ibanez stops they announce or release a model like this. they've really stepped up their game from recent years when it comes it to finishes and pick up options
     
  8. manu80

    manu80 Jackson for life !

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    Boring...
     
  9. SilenceIsACrime

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    What I'd love to check out most are those pickups - I've always thought Kiko had a really cool, unique tone that was rather variable so it would be fun to mess around with pickups designed specially for him.
     
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    JoshuaVonFlash SSBRO.org regular

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    So happy that they put the input jack on the bottom instead of on top of the S, they always get in the way when their on top.
     
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    Minoin Scientist

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    This came out pretty crap. Just another S series Ibanez with the annoying HSH setup and a rosewood fretboard. I don't know why Ibanez even bothers to put his name on it. He is not a very famous guitar player (although I'm a BIG fan of his playing) and the guitar doesn't offer anything we already know.

    I'll take the Tagima or ESP sig over this Ibby anytime, even if it was made by the J-custom guys.

    My two cents :)
     
  12. Xaios

    Xaios Foolish Mortal

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    I like the inlay. :shrug:

    The guitar itself is nice. Not very distinctive or memorable though.
     
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    Kiko again ruins a perfectly good guitar with a shitty inlay.
    i would consider my Kiko SE to be 100% perfetc (for me at leat) if it wasn't for the god awful inlay with his name on it....would love to have it removed and replaced with even a blank rectangular inlay
     
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    Never heard of this guy and I don't care much for that sig, to be honest. The ESP shown in this thread is a lot nicer indeed.
     
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    Inlay kills it for me.

    And it really makes me wonder how Ibanez decides to produce signature guitars. Surely there are other plays that get more exposure than Kiko Loureiro.
     
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    I think you guys missed a crucial difference between the premium and prestige. Also I like the esp just as much and I don't see much of a problem with the inlay. :scratch: It's better than a big block that says ESP or LTD on it or even the cancer symbol on that korn model (everyone goes HURR 69?) Personally I like H-S-H and I don't see why a sig model should provide some sort of innovation to guitars if the guy wants his guitar that way.

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    I didn't see the scallopped frets
     
  18. Church2224

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    Oh yeah I am buying this.
     
  19. HeHasTheJazzHands

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    Huh, I've seen a lot worse 12th-fret inlays.

    I just wish it was green like the one he used. :(
     
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    Yeah same, love me some green guitars.

    Will this have an official USA Release or no? Curious as his ESP did not.
     

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