Ibanez 2018 models announced(teased) :O

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by lewis, Oct 26, 2017.

  1. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Well, to be honest, I got a RGIR27BFE-WNF new from Thomann for 666€ (not a typo) in 2015, and I didn't feel cheated of my money. That was my test "do I need a 7" guitar and it served its purpose. I know some people got lemons but that seems a fair price for a guitar with EMGs.

    That said the only Ibby I'd want at this point is a JS, but I'm done with buying for the moment. (One year without buying a guitar, yay ! )
     
  2. cardinal

    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    The Iron Labels I’ve played were fine, as were the Standard guitars.

    Some of it depends on expectations. I’ve been pretty ticked with I get a Prestige that needs fretwork. But when I pick up a non-MIJ Ibanez, I’m pleasantly surprised if it doesn’t need at least a bit of work to get set up with low action etc.
     
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  3. Metropolis

    Metropolis SS.org Regular

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    I had 2014 S-series Iron Label, and it had cheaper feel than my 2016 RGA. They ditched out Gibraltar Standard I in that time, which had terrible sharp corners in it. They use nato labeled as "mahogany" in standard series, it feels so cheap and light I can't stand it. That combined to Wizard III and neck that is finished not that good is something also not to like. It isn't day and night kind of difference, but still a difference.
     
  4. diagrammatiks

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    I prefer nato.

    runs away.
     
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  5. MegaTones

    MegaTones SS.org Regular

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    Profits.

    Ibanez makes way more money by having a guitar made in Indonesia to less strict standards and for WAY less money, then turning around and selling them as "the ultimate metal guitar" for some obscene price.
     
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    Man, those Indo Ibanez sure have some obscene price tags...
     
  7. Curt

    Curt Where we're going we don't need neck pickups

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    I had one of the first run of the white Iron label RGs and found this to be true. It felt worse even than the $250 RG6003FM that I replaced it with. I was very happy with the SIX6FDFM I played recently though. And the new solid color RGD comes in at what I think is a fine price point for the Iron Label series, all things considered.
     
  8. cardinal

    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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  9. MegaTones

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    That is the best case scenario, but it's likely a lot of the other components are cheap. Tuners, poorly cut nut, pickups and electronics are probably not great, etc
     
  10. Zhysick

    Zhysick Sick of all

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    I played one of the 2017 model (Gio RG7, right? the link is not working at least for me) and was HORRENDOUS. Even with a good fret job (you will have to pay for it, of course, factory is pure shit) the neck was... mmm... I have touched trees in the forest with smoother finish. You get it, right?

    BAD guitar, even for the price. Better buy a Harley Benton or Agile or whatever... NOT that Gio.
     
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    Wasn't Sean of ERRA touring with a Gio 7 for a while?

    Wonder if he was sent a normal production model or if the LACS/other techs touched it up a bit.
     
  12. beerandbeards

    beerandbeards Majestic Shoveler

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    Tom Quayle with his signature
     
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    A couple of youtube vids:





     
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  14. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    Well, duh! It's the Trump sig. It's orange colored, and only available in the USA. Not shithole countries like Canada.
     
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    Well, I think these AZ series will sell pretty well.

    I didn't know Tom Quayle was getting an Ibanez sig...

    In the end these are shredding machines with a vintage look, fine with me.
     
  16. jwade

    jwade Doooooooooom

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    :lol:
     
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    so... much.... brown....:barf:
     
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    I have this issue with almost everything build by Ibanez in Indonesia. It's very hit and miss in terms of QC, and very often a miss. I keep thinking that these Premium would be amazing for the price... if they came with something somewhere even close to a decent setup. At least something that would allow you to judge the quality of the instrument before buying it. I'm a sucker for the wenge necks, but none of the ones I tried that had such a neck came with a decent action. Ironically enough, the few Jackson X series that I've tried which are made in the same country did come set-up with good QC. Of course they have none of the fancy appointments the Iron Label or Premiums have nor even the same price, and they don't have crazy low action like higher end guitars. However, you could just try them in the shop without complaining about the non-existent set-up or QC. But then I am perhaps very unlucky.

    Basically I've found that when you have the choice between similarly priced Premiums and Korean Schecters, you'll spend another extra 100€/$ in a set-up/fret job for the former, or you'll spend them in a case/bag for the latter. :lol:
     
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    Wolfhorsky Regular idiot

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    If You want a Brown sound.... ;-)
     
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    With a premium some retailers will plek them for a premium. I would 100% do that with any indo ibanez I was buying.
     

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