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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-02-2021, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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Have the Various Colours on the Pia been discontinued?

I just noticed today on the official ibanez website for the EU, that the only colour now is Stallion white.

No more Green, Gold or Pink.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-02-2021, 12:42 AM
 
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Re: Have the Various Colours on the Pia been discontinued?

Those colors were limited since begining.
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Those colors were limited since begining.
Noooo...... I was gassing for an Envy Green
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Re: Have the Various Colours on the Pia been discontinued?

Since you are in Ireland, if you hurry maybe you can still order it from Thomann.

But everyone here know if you want best guitar with THE best setup you have to click on multicolor banner on the right
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Re: Have the Various Colours on the Pia been discontinued?

I am hopeful the come out with some new PIA colors for 2021. It is a great playing guitar, but the color schemes last year weren't my favorite.

I assume that Vai will do some sort of livestream to introduce some sort of new PIA color during the virtual NAMM.
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Re: Have the Various Colours on the Pia been discontinued?

I am soft for pink guitars.
That pink 'n' gold Pia would be my choice if I have to buy one.
( And Ohmura pink ESP Snaper too)
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Since you are in Ireland, if you hurry maybe you can still order it from Thomann.

But everyone here know if you want best guitar with THE best setup you have to click on multicolor banner on the right
Everything is gone but some pinks that came off allocation and I picked up.
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Everything is gone but some pinks that came off allocation and I picked up.
I know that most of them, if all are gone. but I make quick check on thomann page before post and they still claiming stock in 1-2 week. But I have no doubt that Rich has more acurate info then Thomann.

https://www.thomann.de/gb/ibanez_pia3761_evg.htm
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Since you are in Ireland, if you hurry maybe you can still order it from Thomann.

But everyone here know if you want best guitar with THE best setup you have to click on multicolor banner on the right
Everything is gone but some pinks that came off allocation and I picked up.
The problem for me buying from the US, is that we are charged another 21% tax plus duty tax on it. That would bump the price up to over €4000, which is way to much.
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Re: Have the Various Colours on the Pia been discontinued?

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I know that most of them, if all are gone. but I make quick check on thomann page before post and they still claiming stock in 1-2 week. But I have no doubt that Rich has more acurate info then Thomann.

https://www.thomann.de/gb/ibanez_pia3761_evg.htm
I was talking about distributor availability, I'm sure some dealers still have inventory or are awaiting the stragglers.
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They pull the same tactic

So now the only color will be white like the white jem lol
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They pull the same tactic

So now the only color will be white like the white jem lol
Ibanez, like all the other major brands have people whose job it is to work out what sells. If Steve Vai and the commercial guys at Ibanez think white as the only colour option this year is the way to go, then they’re probably right.



lol.
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Ibanez, like all the other major brands have people whose job it is to work out what sells. If Steve Vai and the commercial guys at Ibanez think white as the only colour option this year is the way to go, then they’re probably right.



lol.
goes to show that having a job title doesn't always mean you know what you're doing. They don't listen to what the fans want. If a fan is shelling out almost 4k for guitar, I might as well the most flamboyant and eye-catching I can get. Why would anyone buy the white one, most boring color ever, another white jem out of the millions that exist out there already.

Most people who bought these new PIAs, bought the non white colors. Steve himself mostly plays the green or pink one in videos lol

They always do this, discontinued the fun and colors that most people and leave the boring white one
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Re: Have the Various Colours on the Pia been discontinued?

^^^^^Have to say, our resident troll is correct on this one. Steve’s choice of colors and patterns on recent JEMs and the PIA have left a lot to be desired. He’s great at helping Ibanez design awesome player guitars. But he’s gone south on the art part the past number of years.
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Re: Have the Various Colours on the Pia been discontinued?

The trouble is that listening to claims of ‘what the fans want’ from Internet forums is like listening to politicians on Twitter, you get a very skewed understanding of the situation.

The white JEM sold as a Japanese model, largely unchanged for over 25 years, if it didn’t shift enough units to make production worthwhile they’d have canned it sooner. The PIA is available in white because a) Steve likes it and b) Ibanez think it will sell in large enough numbers to make it worthwhile, based on the concrete information they have on what sells where and how many over the last however many years.

Whilst the Green PIA is arguably the best looking. There’s also 35 years of nostalgia for Vai playing a green guitar with a black scratch plate. Limiting the numbers just makes sure that they will sell every single one of the guitars they make.

If the white one doesn’t sell, they’ll change it, but the change will be based on numbers not hearsay.
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