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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-15-2003, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ever see this before

you guys ever seen one of these before? i guess this is what Ibanez would have produced as the Nuno model. i cant remember where i found it but if its your guitar let me know so you can get credit for it.

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-15-2003, 11:43 AM
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The Nuno in the url would be a clue
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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-15-2003, 11:57 AM
 
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OMG!!!

Why didnt they ever end-up making that thing?? Even as a normal model?
That thing is beautiful.

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im kinda glad he went with washburn , cause the washbun is closer to his original mutt then any of the ones that were made trying to get him to go with "x" company .
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post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-16-2003, 08:46 AM
 
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this looks fugly
like a huge ****ed up crab lol!
*insert puke emoticon*
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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-16-2003, 10:28 AM
 
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looks like i built it myself without blueprints
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This was sold on ebay a while back, and claimed to be a prototype sent to Mr.B to guage his interest in an endorsement deal.

I know nothing more than that.
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looks like i built it myself without blueprints
That was my thought, too... look at that trem route. it may just be a bad pic, but...

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post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-17-2003, 03:49 AM
 
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Look at the neck pickup placement/routing. Talk about a cut-away.
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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-17-2003, 04:09 AM
 
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according to Graeme's guitar park, that's a prototype that Ibanez built for Nuno just before he got the deal with Washburn.

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/ibanez...sold_nuno.html

read the seller's description:

"This is a rare find. When Nuno was having his N4 designed for him, a few companies made prototypes for him. This is 1 of 2 made for him from Ibanez. It is unfinished just stained, reversed headstock, same kind of cut away on back as the Washburn N4, nice pick-ups, lo-pro edge tremelo and a very fast and one of the best fret jobs done on this neck. I obtained this from a friend, and Nuno has been a friend of mine since 84. I havn't seen him for about 5 years. The guitar is signed by Nuno and has 2 initials and dates inside the volume and spring cavity's by the people that made this guitar."



i dig the smaller RG bosy and the natural finish. what beautiful sweetie!
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...looks like i built it myself without blueprints...
pics just dont make justice.
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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-17-2003, 06:14 AM
 
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I don't doubt that it could be a great guitar, but from a visual workmanship point of view, I don't like it. The trem rout is not "balanced" and the neck pickup ring is "shaved". Visually, not very appealing.

I know, it is the tone that matters.
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post #13 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-17-2003, 07:01 AM
 
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well, it's just a prototype anyway.
the trem rout looks like a TRS's.

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Well it wouldn't need to be perfectly neat if it's a protoype. I'm sure there are some pretty ratty half-finished looking Jems sitting around in Steve's garage or propping up one leg of his sofa.
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That is an Edge trem BTW. I really like the overall idea of the guitar, but I'd rather see it without pu-rings
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