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No shit. :lol:
Ibanez really stepped it up with 6-string GIOs, but the 7-string GIO lineup has been whelming at best.
 

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More digging around, looks like that at one point, both Head and Munky had matching red flamed RGs, similar to how Head had a bare wood RG to match Munky's bare wood S.
 

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Im not picking holes here, just curious what you mean? Do you mean under whelming or actually, the Gio Line Up is pretty sweet?
The 6-string line up has gotten some awesome finishes, but the 7-string Gio's are lacking, the last model they added, the GRG7221MMLB, is pretty cool, but that was a few years ago.
 

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Im not picking holes here, just curious what you mean? Do you mean under whelming or actually, the Gio Line Up is pretty sweet?
The GIO 7s do look quite boring. The GIO 6ers got some pretty unique finishes and aesthetics, while the GIO 7s are a bit more standard by comparison.

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These look MUCH better than the Konrad though.
 

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It's a shame that such cool guitars were used for such minimalistic music. I don't dislike Korn, but it's just a thought.
 

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The GIO 7s do look quite boring. The GIO 6ers got some pretty unique finishes and aesthetics, while the GIO 7s are a bit more standard by comparison.

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These look MUCH better than the Konrad though.
Exactly, the last GIO 7 that had a variant finish with unique specs was the GRG7321EX, again, a few years ago. Maybe next year we'll see some unique finishes.
 

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Sorry for the hot take guys. I didn't mean any disrespect to anyone, it just seems odd that a band would play guitars that seem like shred machines and not really use them as such.
You play what you're used to. Korn were around when the only 7-string option WAS the shredder-friendly Universe, so it's a sound and feel they're used to.
 

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Anyway, here's Munky playing what looks to be a red prototype full tuneomatic Apex 2/Prestige mutt?
 

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More digging around, looks like that at one point, both Head and Munky had matching red flamed RGs, similar to how Head had a bare wood RG to match Munky's bare wood S.
These are not Red. Both of them are Clear trans grey coated RGs that korn got from Lacs somwhere around Life is peachy era. Munky one has a "crown" inlay on 12th fret + matching clrea grey headstock. Other thing is going on with the one Head is Holding. Its JD's guitar that he probably gave or lend to head. It nickname is "Hiver" probably because JDs old nickname HIV, Hiver spellin is visible under the ibanez logo and swoosh on headstock. Headstock on Hiver is finished in black , body is the same , neck is the same just without 12th fret inlay.
Both guitars had chrome floyd roses with single Whammy mount hole ( U bar wasnt invented yet).
I think these two may have been first LACS ibanez made for them.
Photos you have send were probably taken using some kind of Old Camera with some kind of diffrent polarization lens.
Here are some photos:
 

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Munky's "Japan writing" RG that he used straight from around Issues era. Probably made as the same batch of tour guitars as Head's Silverburst and Greenburst RG's.
You can see is in many making of videos and documentaries. I think he still owns that one. He played it so many times, probably one of his fav guitars.
 

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One intresting thing noone posted before.
Probably many of you have seen Korn fameous Big day out 99' Sydney live.
Head and munky were mainly rocking their Silverburst lacs ( Head ) and fameous Blue "Paw" lacs ( Munky )
For those who watched it carefully , you can see that Head is changeing his Silverburst for a Greenburst somwhere around shoots and ladders.
And it never showed up again. Its not very visible but when you focus yourself on their FAGET performance , you can clearly see Munky playing RED PAW LACS.
I think its intresting, both greenburst and red paw never showed up again. New finish test ? New body weight test ? Maybe just regular spares ? As far as i know Greenburst has a Satin finish , siverburst is a full gloss.
BDO 99' HQ render from VHS
FAGET - around 43 minute of vid.


Overall , very intresting alternatives for their OG issues + ftl axes.
 

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Closer look on Head's greenburst used on BDO ( post above )
You can see how battle scarred this one is , which is very intresting because there is only one record of it in action.
Credits: APHEX Studio , Guitar-MAX Wrocław.
Personally thats my dream , holy grail guitar. Hope that one day it will become true.
 

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