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Old 11-29-2012, 03:06 PM
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Re: Does the Vine Inlay spoil contemporary J-Customs for you?


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The vine is beautiful. I'm still stunned every time I see my Black Onyx JC with the vine; "And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world " - yes, it's one of those things that just enhances quality of life
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:51 PM
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Time to chime in:

The vine is beautiful. I'm still stunned every time I see my Black Onyx JC with the vine; "And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world " - yes, it's one of those things that just enhances quality of life
It's been more like a dilemma lately. On my guitar wall, I keep my BX near the VWH. It's hard to choose which one looks better!

On the other hand, playing the 8570 is like the best therapy one can have. The 7V doesn't make me feel the same way despite the fact that it's my main guitar now.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:40 PM
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Re: Does the Vine Inlay spoil contemporary J-Customs for you?


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Time to chime in:

The vine is beautiful. I'm still stunned every time I see my Black Onyx JC with the vine; "And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world " - yes, it's one of those things that just enhances quality of life
Well said, so i feel.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:57 PM
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The vine is beautiful. I'm still stunned every time I see my Black Onyx JC with the vine; "And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world " - yes, it's one of those things that just enhances quality of life
I agree.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:03 PM
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Ibanez might not make one, but there are several prominent luthiers out there that would take a prestige and bring it to the quality of a J-Custom for you, making whatever guitar you have completely custom.
Out of curiosity could you name a few?
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:43 PM
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Out of curiosity could you name a few?
Ernie from ET guitars, doing Australia proud!
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:45 PM
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Re: Does the Vine Inlay spoil contemporary J-Customs for you?


Depends on the guitar. And my mood at times, haha...

I think the JEMs look killer with the vine inlay, in my opinion they add to an already ornate guitar. There are so many details both subtle and not so subtle, it works for me. Now my RG5 would look perhaps a little overdone with the pewter finish, so again, depends on the guitar.

On the other hand, I believe that a vine inlay would look out of place on an SG for example. Or either a V or Kelly.

My $0.02...
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:49 AM
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Re: Does the Vine Inlay spoil contemporary J-Customs for you?


I bought mine used and think it looks a little classier with the offset dots, but if it had vines, she would still be my number one as it is a fantastic guitar. Tri-switching and Tone Zone/Air Norton pups. She's also quite the looker. JC RG3





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Old 09-09-2013, 08:49 PM
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Re: Does the Vine Inlay spoil contemporary J-Customs for you?


There're finally some models without the vine, but no 7-string

RG7570Z

RG7570ZE



http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/ser...id=30&cat_id=1
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:52 PM
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And the "large -> small" dots are questionable. Yet much better than the vine.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:10 PM
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Re: Does the Vine Inlay spoil contemporary J-Customs for you?


I've never been a huge fan of center dots. Just seems cheap to me. I love offset dots, though. I've always thought those were really classy.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:40 PM
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To me center dots are more about being misleading and getting in the way than cheap. I'd prefer a blank board over anything else.

Still, after so many years of vines center dots are a good thing. Offset dots on 2007 J-customs also have this "large -> small" pattern btw.

They need to make a 7-string now.
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Re: Does the Vine Inlay spoil contemporary J-Customs for you?


The vine is very tacky on a $4000 instrument. Maybe on a guitar worth 1000-1400 but not $4000.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:45 PM
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The vine is very tacky on a $4000 instrument. Maybe on a guitar worth 1000-1400 but not $4000.
Absolutely.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:18 AM
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Re: Does the Vine Inlay spoil contemporary J-Customs for you?


Iv always thought the Vine should be left for J Customs and the likes. All Jems should only ever have pyramids due to the fact the vines came way before the Jem line.
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