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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-17-2021, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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New Black Pia

Just noticed that there is an all black option for the Pia on the official ibanez website.

Satriani has a sky blue JS too.

Not sure if I like the black Pia though.
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post #2 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-18-2021, 12:03 AM
 
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Re: New Black Pia

I like the new PIA! The gold vine seems to tie everything together a little more.
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post #3 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-18-2021, 12:25 AM
 
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Re: New Black Pia

Ibanez has an artist unveiling set for this Thursday (1/21) at 3pm ET on the virtual NAMM.

The question is whether the black PIA will be a standard model or this years limited run color. And if standard, do we get an additional limited run color in 2021.
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post #4 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-18-2021, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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I like the new PIA! The gold vine seems to tie everything together a little more.
Actually the colour is growing on me
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post #5 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-18-2021, 01:01 AM
 
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Re: New Black Pia

Easy link. https://www.ibanez.com/usa/products/...761_00_01.html

The gold is much more striking against the black. Then again, this feels like something Wayne Newton might have commissioned for a Vegas act.
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post #6 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-18-2021, 03:01 AM
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Re: New Black Pia

I love the new colour scheme it might actually be my favourite ‘non-Limited edition’ finish on a Vai guitar so far, but still can’t reconcile myself to buy the ‘melted in the sun when Steve left it on the dashboard of his car’ version of the JEM that is the PIA.
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post #7 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-18-2021, 04:04 AM
 
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I just checked it. Yeah I love it too! Looks Awesome!
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post #8 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-18-2021, 04:10 AM
 
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It's cool, just not for me.
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post #9 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-18-2021, 05:46 AM
 
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Interesting..
It looks good in black.

I'd have gone with a white vine...
More PBK black n white throw back than Vegas bling. Then premiered it with by playing Die to Live.
Mind you I have a thing for white on black guitars.. Like Steve's take on the Gilmour Strat.
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post #10 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-18-2021, 07:21 AM
 
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Looks classy, like a LP Custom. I think they should've done a multi-ply pickguard, so there's a faint line running around its perimeter, like the white model has.
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post #11 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-18-2021, 07:35 AM
 
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I think it looks great - probably my favorite PIA so far. It's much more understated than the others and the first black Vai signature instrument in many years.
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post #12 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-18-2021, 08:20 AM
 
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I think it looks great - probably my favorite PIA so far. It's much more understated than the others and the first black Vai signature instrument in many years.
I with you on that. Heresy I know but I thought the others were hideous.
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I with you on that. Heresy I know but I thought the others were hideous.

I wasn't a huge fan of any of the others either... but that black and gold one actually looks great! Reminds me of the classy look of the white/gold Jem 7vwh, if only it had a black pearloid pickguard...
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I wasn't a huge fan of any of the others either... but that black and gold one actually looks great! Reminds me of the classy look of the white/gold Jem 7vwh, if only it had a black pearloid pickguard...
Pearloid would shift it back towards hideous!
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post #15 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-18-2021, 12:06 PM
 
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This new black version is really nice looking! I wasn't a fan of the other colors either... But hey, there is certainly a Jem or Pia out there to suit everyone's taste!
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