Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Cadillac, Michigan
Question for ATD
Let me rephrase my thread. *I am not bashing Darren at all. *Darren your work is unsurpasable! *Onomilies will be and add to the charecter of the guitar. *I was just stating that I hadn't seen that on the older ones. *No big deal at all. *My point was that for the price tag it seemed that Ibanez over looked a few things that would truly make these master peices. *Darren did his thing, Ibanez just didn't give 100% IMO. *I don't regret having my DNA, and would do it all over again. *I guess it is down to craftsmanship, I was able to compare 3 side by side and saw a few things that appeared to be sloppy in the assembly. *For retail of $5,000 you all must admit that you expect the ultimate! *I didn't want to admit it because,,,well I paid alot of money for this. *But now that the smoke has cleared,,,this is truly a magnificent guitar, but if you scrape of Darrens art work and you have a production model with kick ass inlays in the neck.
Now I don't want to become the whipping boy of the jemsite forum, just hear the words. *I think Ibanez should have just rolled out the red carpet on a $5,000 guitar. *You shouldn't have to tweak the necks, or have fret work corrections done out of the box. *To me it was no big deal because I was use to doing that when ever I would buy any guitar,,,then I thought,,,whoa...$5,000! that should have been caught, I am no luthier by no stretch of the imagination, but come on...
In closing "Darren rules!!!! Rich Harris is the ultimate dude for getting ahold of these animals,,,,Ibanez needs to abopt Darrens phylosophy! *"attention to detail". *Ok, now you can start knocking the heck out of me....:biggrin: