wow i never knew!!
well who would've ever thought . . .
i just recently got back into playing my old ibanez guitars (i currently have 3 of them) after many many years of playing strats exclusively. the first guitar i ever bought was a black rg550 with a maple board (i think that's the model and it's an '87 if i'm dating it correctly . . . and that is about the time i bought it), i bought it because i wanted to do the weird whammy bar stuff. i buy all my guitars out of necessity rather than cosmetics or collective value. the second ibanez i bought was a universe 7 string (it's a 1990 if i'm dating that one right . . . and that's about the time i bought it too). again i bought this guitar because . . . well i wanted to see what i could do with a 7 string.
allow me to break from my point here real quick.
sometime in 1998 i believe i bought one of those chrome joe satriani models. this was the only time i can think of that i bought a guitar based solely on cosmetics . . . it looked cool and i had some extra cash. i didn't really like the guitar too much so i ended up selling it to a friend of mine for next to nothing and he in turn sold it on ****. anyway if anyone bought one of these guitars on **** from a seller out of houston, tx several years ago please email me or whatever you do on this forum, i'd love to know who got it or where it ended up rather. i'll give his name in private. i have a couple of pictures of it if anyone would like to see but i'll have to scan them . . . this was back when you took rolls of film down to have them developed ha!!
allow me to break from my point once more.
sometime in the 90s i fell in love with strats so i sought one out. my only concern was that it was somewhere between a '54 and a '58 . . . i love maple board strats. i didn't care about the condition . . . i'm not a collector. i didn't care if it was a sunburst or a dakota red or any other off-beat color . . . i'm not a collector. i must have played every maple board strat on the planet until i found the one that sounded so good i simply couldn't pass it up. i ended up with a well-played but not destroyed '56 . . . nothing too special. i said i get my guitars for necessity only right?
ok back to my point as i'm sure you're all wondering why i'm telling this story about a strat . . .
the reason is because when i bought my 7 string i bought it out of necessity (i'll type that several more times before i'm done i'm sure). i had no idea until i found this site that these things were actually worth money. i've read a little bit about these guitars. i understand there's 2 different versions - something called an "MKR" and something called an "ATD." i'm fairly certain mine's an "MKR" based on the pictures i've seen. below is a picture of it (please excuse my dirty floor) and a link that'll take you to a tune i recorded with it last night . . . i haven't played the thing in years. comments/criticism about the tune are welcome
i'd like to know (if possible) a ballpark idea of what i could sell it for as i may do that, take the money and buy one of the new ones. i would like to always have a 7 string around but if this guitar is worth quite a bit of money i may just sell it . . . i only want a 7 string out of necessity (i told you). in my opinion *PLEASE DO NOT GET OFFENDED!!* there's nothing really special about the sound of this guitar or any ibanez i've ever played or owned. they're not like old strats where each one feels and sounds totally different *PLEASE PLEASE DON'T GET OFFENDED THIS IS ONLY MY OPINION!!* they're not hand made, hand wired, etc. so to me they all come out feeling and sounding the same. of course there's a different sound and feel variance between different ibanez models but unless i'm terribly mistaken and i very well could be as i haven't played one yet a new 7 string will play and sound almost exactly like this one . . . and if that's the case i'll more than likely sell it
thanks for reading
ah i can't post links yet . . . o' well if you'd like to hear the song message me and i'll give you the link . . . sorry about that
Last edited by circustance; 11-03-2013 at 02:15 PM.