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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-12-2009, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Fake Ibanez?

Okay so today - I went to a pawn shop to see what they had (secondhand, should have good deals, right?) and I saw this...


... and I was ecstatic. The price was $350-400. The thing was really nice. The pickups had no markings on them (Seymour Duncan, DiMarzio, etc), yet the headstock and neck were the typical Ibanez look and shape. The thing that makes it unique (and possibly fake) is the asymmetrical tail. A normal Flying V (Gibson/Ibanez) will stand upright, but seen in the picture, it has to stand at a slant.
I went to Guitar Center after that and played some Ibanezes (sp?) and they had relatively the same feel as that Ibanoz (it said Ibanez on the headstock, but I'll call it Ibanoz haha) except for the strings (Ibanoz's strings were black). And their pickups actually had printings (brands) on them. But the look and feel of the neck was the same. Hmm.
However, when I look at the catalog on the Ibanez website or search for it on a search engine (ibanez v, ibanez flying v, ibanez v NOT gibson, ibanez v fake, etc) nothing comes up with that distinguishing asymmetrical tail.
I posted this on Yahoo Answers and someone replied:
"I didn't think Ibanez made a flying v model, but come to find out they do. So overall quite a unique find. What you may want to watch out for is the pickups though, it may have had some nice brand names in it and had them robbed and replaced with cheapies. It seems like a much older version of something similar to this:
So I ask... What do you think?
Real V?
Or no?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 02:35 AM
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Re: Fake Ibanez?

wow, never seen one of those before. check the serial number.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 02:45 AM
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 02:57 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Fake Ibanez?

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:O thank you so much! so it wasn't fake!
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 05:57 AM
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Re: Fake Ibanez?

Yeah real deal, don't think there is too many of them around either.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 06:53 AM
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Re: Fake Ibanez?

I've seen that one before. Korean made, I believe.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 12:15 PM
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Re: Fake Ibanez?

Saw one before at my local Guitar Center last Christmas when I bought my RG7321. So it's real.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-13-2009, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Fake Ibanez?

Thanks, everyone


The pawn shop I visited was selling it for 350-400. Here it's barely under 300.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-08-2014, 10:26 AM
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Re: Fake Ibanez?

Yeap real as it gets. i just got one of ebay for 163!! this one is a keep 100% mine is in brand new out of box lol inf3-4 pickups!
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-19-2014, 05:06 PM
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Re: Fake Ibanez?

Did not know they were making fake Ibanez's now, dang chinese
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