I've been looking at the Ibanez EGEN18 (Herman Li's signature model), and for a while I've been wondering about the logo on the headstock.
Take a look at it:
Is it just me, or does the Ibanez decal on the headstock look smaller in comparison to the tick shape than usual? And it's at an odd angle too.
This had me thinking, so I took a look at the standard S series guitars to confirm.
Sure enough, the logo was definitely larger, as it was supposed to be.
Then I remembered that, although most signature models had the tick-style logo, they were all actually Prestige instruments. I also remembered that before the EGEN, Herman Li always played the S Prestige guitars.
So I took a look at the Prestige S...
And there it was... the small logo.
So my theory is that Herman Li modified the standard tick logo that is found on signature models, so that it would have an element of the prestige instruments inside it, as a tribute to all the S Prestiges he has played.
However, I have yet to come up with a theory as to why the angle of the logo is so strange. Maybe it just looks that way because it's smaller than usual?
Can anyone confirm if my theory about the EGEN Ibanez decal is true or false?