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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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JS Mahogany Short-scale

Has anyone heard the word on the short scale mahogany JS, or the 7-string, as far as them being mass produced? *I've been trying to find the mahogany JS with a fixed bridge and twin humbuckers for a while now, no luck. *I was hoping Joe would make these available to the rest of us, why did Ibanez stop producing those anyway?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 03:18 PM
 
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JS Mahogany Short-scale

It boils down to the fact that Joe just wasn't using the JS6 & JS6000 as much anymore. *Plus, they really didn't sell that well new. *At the end of the run in '94 or so, Hoshino & Chesbro were both blowing them out to dealers at ridiculous prices, and still couldn't give them away. *The store I was managing at the time picked up a JS6000 for $450.00, brand new. *Had it for about 3 years before we were able to sell it, even after I got it signed by Joe!

Great guitars, and I love my JS6, but they appealed to a limited audience. *At the time, Joe was more associated with the JS1000s and the other Edge-equipped models. *

I don't think there's any chance of seeing a short-scale, fixed-bridge JS model. *It was something that Joe had custom-made for him, kind of like Vai's triple-neck heart and VWH guitars. *Ibanez learned their lesson the first time around. *The JS2000CG is probably about as close as we'll ever see to a fixed-bridge model JS again.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-16-2002, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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That's a big surprise, I would expect the total opposite. *I guess I will browse over at Warmoth. *Thanks for the info.
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