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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-25-2017, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD: 30th Anniversary JEM777SK

Got this one from Rich about a week and a half ago, after nearly driving myself insane trying to pick through his inventory. I always told myself that if Ibanez ever reissued these, I would buy one. The pink is so cool and is IMO what this color should always have looked like. Really excited that they made this a reality.





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At least it only got you for $10, I think I was out $40!

Funny how similar the color looks to an 87' in your shots. BTW I do not think I've had maple as clear as that one since.
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At least it only got you for $10, I think I was out $40!

Funny how similar the color looks to an 87' in your shots. BTW I do not think I've had maple as clear as that one since.
Well hopefully they made a toast to us later that day when they scored their heroin

Didn't play with the color at all on these, just tweaked the shadows and sharpness. I think it looks a little more magenta in person. I think it's mainly my camera not nailing the white balance. Maybe one day I'll shoot these in RAW and try and get it more "right".

About the board, I looked through all your image galleries and found that finding extremely clear boards was really uncommon. Glad I chose to take the slight dimples and go with this one. Now I even have a name for it!
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Careful, when relationships start down the pet name road it can get really weird quick!

After looking at 100's of these now I would agree with you. I've seen far more 1/4 sawn dazzler boards that perfectly clear, and the dazzlers are rare enough.
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You have a pic of what you're calling a 1/4 sawn dazzler?
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Oh yeah I like those too. One of the '88 SK's I owned had a board like that. If they were more consistent I'd be more into them.
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Perfectly consistent dazzlers are unicorns.
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I have to agree, not a huge fan of the "dazzler" boards. Because of the inconsistency, most of the time they look "pixelated" to me lol. I can see how people like it though. Love your clear board, congrats man!
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Congrats! Love it. Hope mine comes in this year.
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Congrats man, great looking guitar. I've been offered an LNG the last couple of days, still pondering it, but the SK has always been my favourite of the 3, just love the way they look!
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Glad I chose to take the slight dimples and go with this one. Now I even have a name for it!

What do you mean by dimples?
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What do you mean by dimples?
There are two slight, pinhead sized depressions in the headstock near the first string tuning post. They're in the wood below the paint. If you turn the guitar in the right light you can see them. Rich wanted to reject the guitar because of it but I said I was OK with it because I liked the board a lot.
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