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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-07-2008, 03:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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I.D. 'ing a Satch...

Hey everyone-
I recently purchased a Ibanez JS. Doesn't have the Joe Satriani inlay on the neck, just dots. It was originally a Black pearl, but it appears that whomever owned it, that they took the original tremolo off and replaced it with a lesser Ibanez trem. Because of that, it damaged the body. I had it repainted Pearlesent Orange.
It appears that it could be a 1000, but we aren't sure. The tremolo seems to really throw us for a loop. Anyone have any ideas? Heres some pics. The orange is closer to a pumpkin orange:
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Any ideas? Can anyone identify the Floyd Rose? I'm sure it doesn't belong on this guitar. Would giving you guys the serial numbers help? The guitar was built in Japan.
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Can't really comment on the Floyd...

But I will say you got a FINE lookin guitar.
Nice choice of colour too. I'd like to see a video of it changing under light! And you playing it of course =]

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Probably a 100. Route looks like a TRS.

Regardless of what it really is or what trem you have (the two low saddles look strange), it is mighty nice paint job.
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The JS100 has a Satriani inlay at the 21st fret, so this probably is a JS1000.
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It could be a replacement neck?
Probably not very likely tbh.

Whether it's a JS100 or JS1000 it still looks like a great guitar.
How does it play?
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It could be a replacement neck?
Probably not very likely tbh.
I thought about that but I doubt anyone with a JS1000 or JS1200 would want to change the neck
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No, but somebody with a 100 would want to, and upgrade the TRS....
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That's a beautiful color!

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Re: I.D. 'ing a Satch...

Can't you tell it's a 100 also by the heel? In the first pic you can see that squarish heel, which I've never seen on a 1000. Having said that, I'm no expert, though.

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Can't you tell it's a 100 also by the heel? In the first pic you can see that squarish heel, which I've never seen on a 1000. Having said that, I'm no expert, though.

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Nevermind, they pretty much look the same. lol



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No, but somebody with a 100 would want to, and upgrade the TRS....
My point was why would JS1000 or JS1200 owners change necks, for them to be available to JS100 owners?
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Maybe you've missed the 5 or 6 1000 necks I've seen sell on e-bay, or the 4 I've had. Necks are out there.
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So we can can be fairly certain that this is a JS100 with a prestige neck and upgraded trem then?
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How upgraded is that TREM? It looks like a TRS still and those two lower saddles look a bit off. Could be the strings are too thick.

I'm pretty sure it is a 100.

I still think it looks gorgeous.
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Re: I.D. 'ing a Satch...

guys-
first off the trem is an Ibanez LO-TRS Trem II. If you ask me, that would be a downgrade, in terms of the tremolo. On the back of the Satch, it does have the cutaway-sweeped-deal, what do you call it? The part of the body, where the neckplate goes, it has a slight angle, it seems, to help your hand get up in the higher frets? Again, I suspect its a 1000, because it was made in Japan...would posting the serial numbers help? -Red43j
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