Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northern California
Re: How did I miss this?!?!
It looks like an Ibanez Artist. Now if they can make a MIJ one, with less appointments than current MIJ Artist, it would help to get the street down to $1500 or so.
The Artist 2619 is $2300 street but probably worth it and every bit as good or better than similarly priced Les Paul Traditional.
I don't know how much attention Ibanez will put on the Artists or how many choices there will be in large numbers, other than making a few to fill out the catalog. It seems to me the RG will dominate Genesis as well as low, medium, and high end offerings all throughout their lines. Just like the Les Paul/SG is Gibson's flagship and strats/teles the headlines for Fender, we are known mostly for the RG (and tube screamer) outside of Ibanez fans and it will sell most to us and bring in the most first time Ibby users year after year.
That being said, I would like to see non locking RGs and some more fixed bridge models. Wouldn't it be great if we had something akin to a nice PRS type non locking trem for the high end with locking tuners? Not all Ibby players need to shred the ultimate with a double locking Floyd and Steve Vai antics.
Last edited by 63Blazer; 07-19-2014 at 08:21 PM.