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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-20-2001, 03:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Custom Universe - how to order one from ibanez

I thinking of buying a custom universe from ibanez...but i was wondering:
how long does it take for them to build one
who shall i contact, i havn´t found any e-mail addressen to them
does anyone have experience with custom universes

thanx in advance
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-20-2001, 03:58 AM
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To get a Custom Universe, follow these dirrections;

Cut a couple good CD's

Tour some and get a following

Contact the A&R department of Hoshino and get endorced

Pick the mods you want, because now they'll build you one

Till then, you'll have to stick with customizing *an exhisting model, or have one of the luthiers that speciallize in copying them build you one.
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well...

that sounds easy enough!

doh!!! :doh:

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You may not be able to get a custom UV, but you can order a custom 7-string thru the Ibanez U.S. custom shop. Somewhere on this site there was a thread started about this particular subject. And they do have a web site. --rvj
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There is NO IBANEZ CUSTOM shop available to the public, it is exclusive to endorsed artists.

The public can only obtain Ibanez factory guitars...glen
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I thought I read here on Jemsite that the custom shop was taking orders. Apparently, I misinterpreted the post about it. Does anybody have any more info? --rvj
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that was an april fools joke on the homepage probably pulled very quickly due to whining :biggrin: ...glen
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It was more than likely the thread that Custom Guitar Wares was taking orders again after finally catching up of work backlog.
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Geez, I feel like a real dummy now. Although I have checked out a couple of RG customs or whatever they are called. They are pretty nice and the necks feel great. I'm considering picking one up. Sorry, if I mislead anyone. --rvj
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It would be a very welcome addition ( a'la Jackson custom shop )
But that's for another topic.



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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-20-2001, 06:41 PM
 
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Yeah that's one of the really *cough* :lame: things about them, no custom shop. Not like it wouldn't be swamped with business! :biggrin:
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-21-2001, 12:50 AM
 
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The topic of Ibanez having (or not having) a custom shop has been beat to death over the past few years. As of now, it's not going to happen.

It wasn't that long ago that Ibanez did have a custom shop of sorts (I still have an order form). If the custom shop was as successful as many would lead you to believe, it would still be open! Fact of the matter is this: there wasn't enough support to keep it open.

Yes, other companies have custom shops, but I am sure that a custom shop is less than 10% of their business. The truth is, it's the strength of the production line guitars that makes people want more. It's the off the shelf guitars that are any companies' bread and butter. The custom shop is a novelty. Sure it brings in a little business, but not as much as a strong production line.

I look at Ibanez guitars much like the fascination with cars (like Hyundai). The Hyundai is a completely servicable car "out of the box", but 1/2 of the fun is in the customizing. Ibanez guitars are much the same way. Out of the box, they are good, but it is up to the individual to make it their own.

Sure, we all say, "I want a custom shop". Sure, it would be great, but if we were truly going to face facts, the ideas would far outweigh the orders.

That's just the way I see it. I could be wrong.

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