Re: Advanced notices when Jems are retired or discountinued?
No, they don't announce a roadmap far in advance. Ibanez typically announces new and discontinued models timed around Winter/Jan & Summer/June NAMM shows. Dealers have a slightly larger time window. Like any business, they want you to purchase now not plan to maybe purchase later... it's up to them to make their products compelling enough to make it happen. If there is something you REALLY want currently in production I suggest you start saving now if you want to buy it new from dealer.