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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-10-2013, 03:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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New Old NGD JS2000

I love finding like new guitars. I have always had a sweet spot for these things and after a failed attempt a year or two ago (Had Roland hole drilled in it) I think I found the right JS2000. I wasn't sure about this but the GC told me it was a 10/10 so naturally I didn't believe them. I shoulda.

Not a scratch, plastic still on back plate. no fret wear, no chrome wear, not a mark on headstock, like new case and every piece of hangtags. Locking case still has lock protector even.





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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-11-2013, 12:49 PM
 
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Verry nice! I would LOVE to add one of those to my collection along w/a JS1600. Nothing wrong w/dreaming!
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Wow, nice Jeff!

So besides this, the JS2 and the Herc, do you have anything else? What's your main player?
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-12-2013, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Scott, I almost bought a JS1600 but really love the Edge FX.

Hey J, those 3 plus an acoustic and a SR300 bass. My main player was the Herc until I got this 2000, it plays awesome, sounds great through the HD500 and I have adjusted my picking hand to not hit the volume anymore, something that caused my breakups with the last JS's I have had, particularly the JS1200 which I should have kept. The Herc has become a favorite though and even though I have tried to let her go in the past, it had become my only for a bit, until the JS2 and JS2000.

Believe it or not, I am only adding to the stable from here on out. The plan is a Black Dog or tremmed JS next. The JS's are just so comfy as I played a 540R for years.
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Very nice find man... I really dig the Edge FX it's one of the coolest looking bridges out IMO
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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-18-2013, 11:45 AM
 
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I often wondered if Joe ever used one of these.

Nice axe all the same, i almost bought one a few years back.
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Nice one...gold looks good. Congrats on finding a mint one. Enjoy it.
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Cool!
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 06:39 PM
 
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nice score. i would love one myself. I like the color and would love at least one fixed bridge guitar and the js body is so sexy.

i like your cat too. he looks comfy
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 04:25 AM
 
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one of the best Ibanez finish ! and playable ! Congrats
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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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It is a great player. The pickups are quite different than the Herc AN/TZ combo which is nice as I am writing a new tune panning the rhythm played on the JS to the left and Herc to the right. Makes for a nice sonic difference.

I need to bring the action down just a bit but most likely will have to make neck adjustments also as it chokes a bend at about the 18th-20th fret if I lower it where I want.
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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 10:27 AM
 
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Very nice find! It's rare to find one in that condition and the buyer must not have been a guitar player. When I was a kid I used to go to this girl's house to play her untouched Fender guitar (Yeah I know what you are thinking) and her amp. She never got around to learning how to play and it stayed mint other than when I played it.
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post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have been pretty lucky in finding some in excellent condition for their age but I am kind of picky and ask questions so I know what I'm getting. Like this one, I was surprised it was as nice as it was.
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I have been pretty lucky in finding some in excellent condition for their age but I am kind of picky and ask questions so I know what I'm getting. Like this one, I was surprised it was as nice as it was.
You really asked the right questions, but probably got lucky, too.

I had a '61 Gretsch I was going to check out and when I found out that was not owned by a guitar player, but somebody who gave up on it and closeted it for decades, I had to check it out. Wow.

Where many old Gretsches have the neck pulling up, and resulting high action due to type of glue they used for neck joint which fails after twenty or so years, this guitar was pristine. It still had original flatwound replacement set of strings in soft shell case which was surreal, and I think some of the tags/receipts. It also didn't have the typical finish checking as almost any really old guitar should have and looked like basically a late reissue.

Right now my neighbor who can't play anymore due to issues has a nearly mint 70's Gibson RG I may want to buy from him. It's not my favorite model per se but it's hard to pass on an unplayed guitar of any brand that also has twenty or thirty years on it.

Finding perfect guitars is kind of a fun game and when I hear of somebody who has one who never played it, as getting into band was the thing to do in '60s and '70s, I want to be the first to see it. The only problem is that some of those are so pristine they will only dive in value if played and slightly damaged. A well worn 1959 Les Paul Standard is maybe $140,000 dollars but one that has never seen any fading and still has that deep strawberry red sunburst can fetch $300,000 dollars. While I don't like old guitars with the plastic still on the pickguard (I would usually tear it off) I will now keep that on if I chance upon it again. Seeing what the usually common sticker laden 1990s Epiphone goes for with (Gibson USA sticker, alnico special sticker, Gibson USA factory setup sticker, and of course plastic on pickguard and pickups), I will probably get one and baby it and leave all those ugly stickers alone.

Are you the guy with the acrylic case in music room? Anyway, that JS is a great candidate for it.
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post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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LOL Yeah, I'm that guy. Have not had time to respond to your PM's and am in the process of figuring out my room and display possibilities.

The cat is Ernie, he is comfy wherever he lays, he is 16 so he is getting a bit cranky. He is also lazy but I dont really expect him to build *hit so my expectations are where they should be.

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