Ibanez 2022 discussion.

What model do you want to see this 2022?

  • RGA Prestige

    Votes: 91 30.6%
  • RGDR Prestige and Axiom Label

    Votes: 49 16.5%
  • New Jake Bowen Signature

    Votes: 35 11.8%
  • Tesseract Signature

    Votes: 40 13.5%
  • S 7 strings with reverse headstock

    Votes: 82 27.6%

  • Total voters
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The Genesisss (Genesi?) live! That Vampire Kiss was a exclusive color somewhere for a bit so glad to see it back.
 

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Thomann has a nice JCRG in stock right now:

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Thomann has a nice JCRG in stock right now:

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Oh shit that's perfect!
 

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I hope they expand the headless line with a wider diversity of specs. End Strandberg's reign of terror for good!
yes, this would be good. Multiscale 7s with fixed bridge and some crazy finishes would definitely get me interested, but I think they need to up their game on specs from what I've seen. Sure, Japanese stuff tends to be quite expensive but at the end of the day they've been lagging behind a lot of other brands in the last couple of years (imo, anyway, in a price/quality ratio). A lot of their reasonably expensive (again, just going by my opinion/budget) don't even have locking tuners when they're kinda ubiquitous in some guitar brands that are significantly less pricey. I guess it's like Nike shoes in a way at this point, but I'd love them to get back to their glory days and put out stuff that's a competitive price rather than bizarre signature models and reissues that don't update the guitars in any way from their 90's counterparts. I <3 Ibanez but I wish they'd love us all back ;p
 

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yes, this would be good. Multiscale 7s with fixed bridge and some crazy finishes would definitely get me interested, but I think they need to up their game on specs from what I've seen. Sure, Japanese stuff tends to be quite expensive but at the end of the day they've been lagging behind a lot of other brands in the last couple of years (imo, anyway, in a price/quality ratio). A lot of their reasonably expensive (again, just going by my opinion/budget) don't even have locking tuners when they're kinda ubiquitous in some guitar brands that are significantly less pricey. I guess it's like Nike shoes in a way at this point, but I'd love them to get back to their glory days and put out stuff that's a competitive price rather than bizarre signature models and reissues that don't update the guitars in any way from their 90's counterparts. I <3 Ibanez but I wish they'd love us all back ;p

what major brand has quality MIJ stuff for under 1k? barely more than a regular mexican strat, and most mid tier indo garbage is >1k

they have added all the hip gimmicks, headless, ss frets, kitchen counter finish, fishmans, bkps etc etc
but adding locking tuners to locking trems is just wasteful
 

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what major brand has quality MIJ stuff for under 1k? barely more than a regular mexican strat, and most mid tier indo garbage is >1k

they have added all the hip gimmicks, headless, ss frets, kitchen counter finish, fishmans, bkps etc etc
but adding locking tuners to locking trems is just wasteful
Tbh I hate tremolo systems, so I wouldn't buy a guitar featuring one, so I guess I should have mentioned I'm always referring to fixed bridge models. I've just never gotten on well with them.

The MIJ thing, meh, I guess I'm talking about "in an ideal world". It just seems they're pricing themselves out of the new buyer market, as there are a LOT of decent guitars available now at a fraction of the cost. They don't say "Ibanez" on them, sure, but I'm not sure younger folks (unless tim henson obsessed) really care that much. Plus (imo) his sig guitar is super ugly.
 

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Tbh I hate tremolo systems, so I wouldn't buy a guitar featuring one, so I guess I should have mentioned I'm always referring to fixed bridge models. I've just never gotten on well with them.

The MIJ thing, meh, I guess I'm talking about "in an ideal world". It just seems they're pricing themselves out of the new buyer market, as there are a LOT of decent guitars available now at a fraction of the cost. They don't say "Ibanez" on them, sure, but I'm not sure younger folks (unless tim henson obsessed) really care that much. Plus (imo) his sig guitar is super ugly.
What exactly do you consider the "buyer's market" and what guitars are you hoping to see?

Availability aside, you can pickup an Ibanez Genesis for $1k and it's a rock solid workhorse which has always been the point of the RG. For a little less there's the High Performance range which tackles one of the long-standing complaints in Ibanezs buy coming with name brand pickups. If you want bling, pickup a Premium, which personally I find goofy because for less you can grab a MIJ Genesis or for slightly more get a barebones Prestige, but people want their aesthetics. It wasn't that long ago that people walked through the snow, both ways, to their local Guitar Center to buy RG350s they had no problem with.

The current spec war is good for the buyers but, imo, there's comes a point where companies are making guitars for people who prioritize what they see on a spec sheet over what actually matters in using the guitar.

And when you compare the Prestige line across their competitors, it's kind of impressive. They feel expensive because a lot of us remember how much Prestiges cost about 10 years ago ( and especially on the used market, RIP) but I think it's easy to forget how expensive ~everything~ is these days. You can't even get an ESP with that name on the headstock for the price of a $2k Prestige. MIA Jackson's are, uh, a lot and they still aren't as eye-watering as the world of Gibsons, PRSs, etc.
 

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Thomann has a nice JCRG in stock right now:

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Really cool but when converting to real money was a big nope lol! £5999? Yeeesh
 

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Yes mate! Small world :D I'm not Scottish myself but was in Dundee for about 6 years for uni and made some lifelong friends. Having the band is a good way to make sure we all keep in touch and see each other regularly.
 

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was in Dundee for about 6 years
Christ ;p Although, having said that, I heard THE DEE is different now. Ever since they put in THE DUNDEE STOCK EXCHANGE (lol) things changed a lot. Last time I went it didn't seem anywhere near as wild. Fun fact, for some time, Dundee had the most stagnant gene pool in the Western world :eek:
 

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Thomann has a price of 999€ for Laser Blue and Vampire Kiss. Seems like it's same as Fluorescent Orange and Emerald Green finishes.
the look interesting. does anyone know if there will be fixed bridge models? I'm too retarded these days to buy anything with a tremolo
 


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