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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-20-2001, 07:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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Durability of JS10 Chrome guitars - can these baby's be play

Hey all. I'm just about to get a JS10th and was wondering, from people who have actually been *using* their 10ths, as opposed to keeping them as collectors pieces, - how long have you been playing them, how regularly and how has the finish stood up over time?

These guitars look too cool and I'd be heartbroken if I bought it and then just had to spend my time looking and not touching!!
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I retired mine a while back due to the increasing number of finish scratches. It seems that it doesn't scratch much more easily, just that the scratches show up more.
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Mine sat in it's case for 6 months before I started to play it. I figured that I may as well play it, or why have it at all. I don't gig with it, I do mostly studio work in my home and I'm really careful with my equipment...ask Rich!

As for the finish, it's fine, no unusual wear. As I noted in another post, I use canned air to get the fine dust off and I use a very soft cloth to wipe off the smudges...no worries.
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HI!
I've been playin' my 10th for a year now. Bought it new and unused from a dealer in Europe. Been playing it daily for a couple of hours. It's got *one nasty scratch.. about 1/2 cm. of chrome are gone, where I use to rest my underarm. Bur the rest of the finnish "stays on". No problememos!

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I have not gigged out with mine yet. I have only had it a couple months or so. I use it for studio stuff and it works great. No wear or chrome missing.

In January I will be getting my band going again and I WILL take this guitar out to gig with a little. Its just too incredible not to!! *

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I've had mine for like 6months or something - bought it new from a dealer in europe(I live in denmark btw), I use it all the time, it's my main player. I've gigged with it, no problems.

however, I don't sweat much when I play and I use dunlop Jazz III picks, they are small, and I never hit the finish with them so no pick scratches. *So there's actually no problems at all with it - I've heard rumors about the finish coming off and stuff like that, I'll believe it when I see it!.

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To bad they seem to scratch pretty easy, how is it with the crystal planet then ?
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They dont scratch any easier than any other guitar. Its just that in certain light the scratches show up better. If you look at Satch's guitar in some pictures it looks MINT then in other light it looks VERY used. It has to be one of the most beautiful guitars I have owned. I would say the top three would be:

1) my JEM10

2) my JS10

3) my 1993 24 fret custom 10 top PRS

The JS10 is a killer guitar. Plus if you put one of the "Kling-on" static gards over it when playing live you will NEVER get a scratch on it!!! *The gards are see through and protect the guitar perfectly!!

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Quote:
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They dont scratch any easier than any other guitar. Rikk
*cough* bull sh*t
*cough* My hands are usually pu$$ified (soft) from working on the computer all day, and I can scratch a Chromeboy by just rubbing my finger in one spot. Try that with clearcoat, yup, no scratches! The chrome will also come off from a bump, scrape, ding, etc. I have one here now missing a small spot.
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To bad they seem to scratch pretty easy, how is it with the crystal planet then ?
The Crystals are much more durable, as hard to scratch as clearcoat if not tougher. But they will dink and with all the weight and momentum, carefull is still key.
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Not to bash either guitar but if you intend on playing it you will want to check out the tone of each one since neither of them are made out of wood.

I am not much into acrylic guitars but then again I have only played on one. It was a Fender custom shop acrylic and I did not like the tone. The JS10 has a more "usable" tone in my setup (Marshall 1960 cab loaded with greenbacks, 9200 Marshall dual 100 watt head, Digitech 2101LE, Ensoniq DP4, Rocktron Hush, BBE 422A Sonic Maximizer).

But tone is VERY subjectionable so you will want to try them both out I would think before commiting that kind of cash. There are plenty of people on this forum that like the tone of the JS10 over the JSY2K and vise versa so the only real way to know for yourself is to try them both out! *

They both LOOK incredible so you cant go wrong there!! *:biggrin:

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Well..in regards to the JS10th and the Crystal Planet...I've got both, and I love them both. *BUT...lately I prefer the CP tonally. *To my ears, it just has a much thicker tone-seems to have better sustain too. *Tone IS a subjective thing though.

I've also played one of the Fender Custom Shop acrylic Strats. *It did nothing for me. *I've played both the original and reissue Dan Armstrong/Ampeg guitars, and they're a bit better, but they still lack truly great tone. *I'm not sure what the big difference is with the CPs, but..whatever it is, it's a good thing! *
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I'll definately concur on the Crystals tone. And make a minor correction, Luthite is the 10th's material. I doubt there's actually anything natural about it, I believe it's a totally synthetic material. The Ergodine connection is Ibanez has been making the Ergodine bass line out of Luthite for years.
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luthite is an acrylic material

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Maybe we could melt all the guitars down for our wife's nails!! *:-)
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