Re: Guitar on the cover of "Not of this earth"
I pulled out the old magazine; according to Joe he got the black Ibanez that he scribbled on with metallic markers (is that "Black Dog"? Joe doesn't have his old guitars on his site like Via does) after "Surfing" was finished; he used parts guitars to record the album. Joe is pictured with one of the parts guitars, which sported an Ibanez neck, and the black Ibanez in the article. The parts guitar is called an "Ibanez prototype" in the cover shot caption (listed on the index page) but the body is definitely a full-sized typical Strat body, front routed with a clear pickguard - which is what leads me to believe it is a parts guitar with a prototype neck by Ibanez.
Edited to add:
The inside front cover of this issue is the 540 Power ad featuring Joe, and it has an inset picture of the original album cover for "Not Of This Earth".
Last edited by John C; 09-08-2005 at 11:22 PM.