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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Getting A New Ibanez! Which One?

I can't a afford a new jem so I want to get the next best thing that I can. I have between $700-900 to work with. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 03:46 PM
 
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Re: Getting A New Ibanez! Which One?

any second-hand 90's S540 or RG550+
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 03:47 PM
 
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Re: Getting A New Ibanez! Which One?

You'd be best off playing a few for yourself rather than asking anyone here. Probably the only medium range you can get at that price is a 1550 and that might be a stretch.
I'd suggest Ibanezrules.com (in the header above) for where you buy it from. Rich does great work at very fair prices.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 06:53 PM
 
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Re: Getting A New Ibanez! Which One?

Get a Jem7DBK. Im pretty confident you can find a used one for $900, and they are quality instruments. Good workhorses.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 10:18 PM
 
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Re: Getting A New Ibanez! Which One?

if you want a maple fretboard, go for the rg1550. if you want rosewood and no pickguard get an rg1570. same quality, just differences in looks. and the rg1550 comes in rediculous colors which i love, but maple fretboard which i hate. or you could go in a completely different direction and get an rg1420 which is the limited edition 10th anniversary. rg1421 is a 10th with a fixed bridge (tight end is very nice) and the rg1451 is fixed as well, but with a pickguard. all good guitars around, or at least near, your price range.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-14-2010, 06:37 PM
 
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Re: Getting A New Ibanez! Which One?

Me personally, I agree with Agent540. The older Ibanez S540, 570, Rg550, 560, 570s are great guitars, especially the ones with the original Edge trem. Also the RG 750, 760, 770s are great from then too, plus you can get 2 or 3 for your $900 budget. But this is only my opinion, you should definately try a few for yourself, but I think Ibanez made their best stuff back in the late 80's early 90's. Wish I had the money then for them!
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