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Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by Zalbu, May 13, 2018.
I haven't yet found one that surpasses an Agile by any metric.
It's cool, but i'm so mad it's MII.
It's like Ibanez made him a juice burst qatsi RG.
Interesting, they've already picked up Olly Steele from Monuments who's been with Aristides, a bit surprising but it has to make sense for him financinally. I'm just hoping Wes Hauch gets a signature FR, his whole situation with Schecter was a mess.
Both Jon and Matt are with legator? That's a shame.
Not necessarily true. Padalka is a 1 man show whereas Ibanez can mass produce his signature for use in his tours. Ibanez can offer way more endorsement financial perks as well compared to Padalka. Gone are the days where most artists played what they wanted purely because they liked the instruments.
It would be naive to think that endorsements haven’t been the norm, opposed to the exception, since the early days of guitar. Lucrative endorsement deals go back all the way to the 1200’s and likely earlier.
Left hand exfoliating - Agile can't begin to touch Legator on that front. Also, Legator has far more creative freedom on their nuts.
lmao left hand exfoliating
Luke has exclusively played Ibanez for close to a decade, I think it's a fair assessment to say he also likes them based on the time and the fact that he owns probably 90% Ibanez guitars.
All gold hardware can look tacky sometimes, but it works very well on this one with the green finish.
Why? Unless the fretwork is shit it will probably play the same as a prestige. It would most likely be twice as expensive if it was a prestige with those specs.
Premiums don't have the best history, I've had two and they were solid for the money. But a lot of people report plenty of cut corners, especially on the new AZ Premiums as well. It doesn't bode well years after the Premium line was introduced that they still suffer from the same missteps. Buying from a good dealer that keeps an eye out for these things should help find a solid one. But when you buy from a Guitar Center or large retailer you might be returning the guitar for the things you find.
I’ve found the opposite to be true.
They used to have bad fit and finish, but stuff like fretwork was great. Now it’s the opposite. The fit and finish has gotten, overall, much better but now the fretwork isn’t nearly as clean and stuff like neck joints and nuts aren’t done nearly as well.
The quality is still better than Iron Label, but that’s not necessarily the highest bar.
I never said he didn't like Ibanezes. I said it may not necessarily be true that he PREFERS Ibanez guitars over the Padalka customs he received. It's crystal clear that he likes both brands of guitars(or at the very least ibanez, not too sure if he said anything about Padalka) but there's a probability he went with the one who could offer him more financial perks as well as support for touring.
Surely it'll need fretwork. That's fine if it cost more. I'm not looking for a budget guitar. The JBM had a model at multiple pricepoints.
Dude was playing Mayones for quite a while before he got his LACS.
Only mention I see of Mayones is on their website. Besides that picture on their website I've never seen him old one.
EDIT: And I've seen Tim use the Padalkas, but never Luke. In fact it looks like he ditched his ESPs in favor for them this recent tour.
I mean he played his Duvell right in front of my face on stage but ok.
Very easily could have been a loaner for the tour date you saw them in, since I see you're in Tokyo. But at the end of the day this is just conjecture over what is clearly a loose agreement with Ibanez that he can probably also play other guitars when he needs to. They're a touring band, not having an Ibanez around won't stop the show.
Not having an Ibanez around in Tokyo of all places would be incredibly hilarious, but no that show was in Canada in 2016, before he got his LACS as I mentioned.