NEW 77FP on its way? - too good to be true?
I saw a used 77FP hanging in the shop the other day. *It was beautiful - I could take my eyes off it. *I stared at it and imagined the wonders it held for my clumsy fingers. *I flashed back many years when I would pour over Jem ads, lusting for the magical chunks of wood and metal painted in mind blowing ways. *I wished then that I had the wherewithall to get such a machine.
The trip was short lived. I was a bit dismayed by the price - $1300! *They would only come down to $1200. *It wasn't prisine either. *Perhaps they thought they were selling oxygen. *They were genuinely surpised they had it for a while. *I was a bit tempted, but decided against it.
After that I checked Jemsite! *Whew! Am I glad! *I found that used ones are around $800-$975. *So i started looking at the ads....
Then I found a store that advertised NEW Y2K 77FPs. *They said that they (Ibanez)found new bodies (???) and decided to do a small run of 25! The store had almost all of their allotment (somehow the lions share of the 25) spoken for when they arrive next week, but I got in under the wire and got my name on the list (one of the last two). *
The best part is that the price with case is around that of the first used one that I saw!
Does anyone have any knowledge of these 25 guitars?
Is this too good to be true? Man I feel like a giddy schoolgirl. *I can't wait. *It seems as though something will botch this up!