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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-07-2005, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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HRG4-BX Ikebe J-custom 7 string

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Just saw this on digimart.net. Specs:
Body: AAAA Quilted Maple Top/ S.A.Mahogany Back
Neck: 5pcs. Maple/Wenge
Fingerboard: Rosewood/White Pearl Tree of Life Inray
Bridge: Edge Pro 7
Neck PU: Dimatzio PAF-7
Bridge PU: Dimarzio PAF-7
Hardware: Cosmo Black
Color: BX(Black Onyx)
Price is three grand US approx..

This is the first 7-string J-custom with vine inlays I've ever seen.

Question for Rich (or other J-custom gurus): Apparently this is available through Ikebe only, so are they not considered as the "official J-customs" as listed on Ibanez Japan Catalog? There seem to be more Ikebe specials rolling out every year.

Drool... just wish Ibanez would release this one outside Japan.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-07-2005, 12:52 PM
 
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man that thing is beautiful im in love!!
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Re: HRG4-BX Ikebe J-custom 7 string

That's jaw dropping. I have also heard that strictly speaking they are not J-customs, but you can probably guarantee that the craftsmanship is way up there.
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Re: HRG4-BX Ikebe J-custom 7 string

Just from the pictures the fretwork looks amazing. high end ftw! that thing is beautiful
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Re: HRG4-BX Ikebe J-custom 7 string

What a beauty. Now make it in emerald green and lefty then I'm buying .

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Re: HRG4-BX Ikebe J-custom 7 string

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That's jaw dropping. I have also heard that strictly speaking they are not J-customs, but you can probably guarantee that the craftsmanship is way up there.
It says J Custom on the headstock, so why wouldnt it be one? That thing is sweet!!
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Re: HRG4-BX Ikebe J-custom 7 string

I wish the volume knob were closer on the ibanez seven strings
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Re: HRG4-BX Ikebe J-custom 7 string

That is beautiful.
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Re: HRG4-BX Ikebe J-custom 7 string

Surprise! It's black!
Anyway It would need a bound neck and an ebony board for me to consider parting with anywhere near 3 grand for that (not to mention Bartolinis as well), but it is a sweet looking guitar. Love that vine! I can only imagine how it might have looked with a tobacco sunburst or faded cherry stain...
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Re: HRG4-BX Ikebe J-custom 7 string

Definetely needs a bound Ebony board. Since it has the vine I don't think a VV finish or burst would look good, it has to be a solid stain. The black looks good but it should be flame and not quilt. I am glad to see a 7 string with the vine though, hopefully they will work out the kinks.
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Re: HRG4-BX Ikebe J-custom 7 string

so do you reckon theyd take my soul as payment?
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Re: HRG4-BX Ikebe J-custom 7 string

how bout my family?
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Re: HRG4-BX Ikebe J-custom 7 string

It's an official J-Custom, just not a production model. Think of it as an Ibanez Private stock type deal or a J-Custom Custom. Ikebe seems to be the one shop in Japan that takes advantage of the custom order thing that's available to the big dealers in Japan.

The J-Custom badge on these Ikebe Special guitars seem to be more of a series identifier than anything because they have special made to order guitars that are still badged as prestiges.

But I do agree, that thing needs an ebony board bound with flame maple. I gotta stop looking at it.. it's making me want to buy a J-Custom 7 string.
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post #14 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-08-2005, 01:17 AM
 
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Re: HRG4-BX Ikebe J-custom 7 string

wow, one of the best looking ibanez guitars i have ever seen (next to my rggold2 rofl).

i'm glad to see quality work going somewhere, even if it's not here :-/
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Re: HRG4-BX Ikebe J-custom 7 string

I really like it, but the PAF7s are a little bit of a put-off.
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