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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-11-2013, 03:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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I love the guitar Satch uses in this video but it doesn't look like chrome boy and the headstock doesn't seem to say "JS series" on it so I'm curious: Is this a radius or possibly a prototype JS? It's from 89, which is the year after Satch began endorsing Ibanez but the year before the first chrome boy was released.

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-11-2013, 05:41 AM
 
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Its the radius by the looks of it, with the hss config, before they took the middle single coil out and re routed for the humbucker in the neck position, i may be wrong, but it has the old position for the jack, i believe this is what the js was in its first incarnation they just filled the hole where the middle pick up was. My mate had the very same radius model and it was very nice
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Hard to tell. Could be though. A chrome H-S-S.
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I figured it was a radius but the fact that Hoshino was probably developing the JS at the time it seems like it could be a prototype. Beautiful guitar whichever it might be. I've seen a black 540R floating around and if it was anything like this one, I'd love to pick one up
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It's Goldboy. If it's a R or JS body is of no matter. Several of these early experimental finishes were done on R's, it could just as easily be JS though. Only a shot of the back would tell for sure.
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It's Goldboy. If it's a R or JS body is of no matter. Several of these early experimental finishes were done on R's, it could just as easily be JS though. Only a shot of the back would tell for sure.
Thanks Rich. I wish I could find this guitar but I doubt I'd ever find one
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If you're not looking in Joe's closet then why would you expect to?
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If you're not looking in Joe's closet then why would you expect to?
Could find a 540R and do a similar color on it
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It's Goldboy. If it's a R or JS body is of no matter. Several of these early experimental finishes were done on R's, it could just as easily be JS though. Only a shot of the back would tell for sure.
I wasn't sure if it was gold, or just the crappy video quality.
That video is older than a lot of people on here.
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That video is older than a lot of people on here.
Hey! I resemble that remark!
Joe with hair! My God! I know he was going for a mob 'fixer' look, and he nailed it! LOL
Great tune too.
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Hey! I resemble that remark!
Joe with hair! My God! I know he was going for a mob 'fixer' look, and he nailed it! LOL
Great tune too.
LOL! Yup Joe with hair. hahaha It all crawled off his head onto his arms.

Great tune indeed, but man that video is cheesy.
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LOL! Yup Joe with hair. hahaha It all crawled off his head onto his arms.

Great tune indeed, but man that video is cheesy.
From what I've seen of videos from that era, it seems pretty spot on with the style of the day.
Anyone know of any reason behind Joe's shaving his head? Or did he actually lose it all at such a young age?
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Baldness
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Aww, he had nice hair too.
I've always loved his stuff. My father turned me on to both Joe and Steve.
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From what I've seen of videos from that era, it seems pretty spot on with the style of the day.
Anyone know of any reason behind Joe's shaving his head? Or did he actually lose it all at such a young age?
Ever see one of those guys with a big bald spot that he tries to comb over, or the other fool that created a big foofy hair gel walled fortress around his bald spot in an effort to conceal it?

And when you do, don't you laugh to yourself about how pathetic it is?

This is why I am completely baldheaded as well.

And if you think joe's video was cheesy then...imagine it with a vicious bald spot/mullet combo 10 years in the future. I think joe had this very same vision.
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