Re: Hypothetical question
It's not that they are not supposed to be sold outside of Japan, it's just that Ibanez doesn't send them to other markets. A couple of the authorized Japanese Ibanez dealers sell to people in the U.S.; all you have to do is call them and make the arrangements. Rich at Ibanezrules also sells them here. (although he's not an authorized dealer) Some fleabay sellers sell them here as well.
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I would figure that if you are an Ibanez endorsee, the endorsement deal just wants to insure that you play a guitar that is made by Ibanez.
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