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post #1 of 1300 (permalink) Old 09-13-2017, 05:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez 2018 NAMM Speculation Thread

Might seem a little early, but, I noticed last years page kicked off round October, so why not huh?

Any clues, wishlists, thought or hopes for NAMM 2018?

Anyone with any info?


Ill start... big fan of the new Sustainiac JS after playing it so my hopes for 2018 would be either a Sustainiac model with new specs (Maybe a maple neck finally), or, Id be quite happy to have no new JS in 2018 to give my wallet a rest for a year!

Interested to see what the next colour combo is for the RGDIX7!
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I wonder if the new Abasi model will be unveiled, it sure looks interesting and those Fishman pickups sound good. I would make sense though, since the prototype seems settled and Abasi said he was over with changes. Prestige or Premium ? or both ?

What new Jem/UV ? no anniversary this year ? well so many that they might do something anyway. A MIJ woody (77WDP) would be cool ! (I started fiddling with the trem on a MII WDP to change strings and I see where the hate might come from...)
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*crosses fingers for new MiJ Jems*
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Anniversary, good point!.... isn't it the 30th Anniversary of the JS line in 2018? (I think the JS25ART was in 2013?)
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It was signed in 2014 and sold in 2015. Damn, One year off.

But that's not something to stop Ibanez (cf the UV77svr/psn/wfr and the "25th" Passion and Warfare anniversary.

The question being, what would we want ?

Hmmm. Darren ? a new PMC ? goddam ATD SWIRLS !
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I would love to see a new UV outta the Fujigen plant. We've been without a MIJ Vai 7-string offering (not counting the P&W25ths) for a while now, seems like the 7v7 was a hit so I can't see why they wouldn't have one in the works. Maple board would be a plus too.

EDIT: Yeah, it is pretty early for this thread though...

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Re: Ibanez 2018 NAMM Speculation Thread

EDIT: Yeah, it is pretty early for this thread though...[/QUOTE]

If people from Ibanez happen to be looking at this forums... right now, it would be a perfect timing to voice out ideas for future guitars we as customers would be interested in getting, even if we are a minority that might not represent the overall big picture of what the big masses of Ibanez customers are more likely to buy.

But likely they are working now on the ideas for next year in order to perhaps finalize specs and designs/ colors, type of wood changes for new guitars and have by November/ December timeframe actual prototypes and the official green light of the new gear that can be available for bringing to Namm in January. (I am speculating on this, but would make sense to a certain extent).

I personally would love to see more Neon color Ibanez guitars, yet different from the 3 main colors of the Jem 777 range, just to offer something different but with the possibility to use combinations of colors that are complementary to each other as the original Jems did so well.

I also like the other ideas previously mentioned by others too. It would be nice if they do happen at some point in the near future XD
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^Good point, lettuce pray.
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I wonder if the new Abasi model will be unveiled, it sure looks interesting and those Fishman pickups sound good. I would make sense though, since the prototype seems settled and Abasi said he was over with changes. Prestige or Premium ? or both ?
He'll probably wait until a month from NAMM and then sign with Jackson. :P
Couldn't resist. I wonder how mad Seymour is at him.

Also, every time I see that Tosin prototype I think of that line from that Ibanez book where Ken Hoshino said "no more potato shaped guitars!"
Flash forward to 2018.... Potato shaped TAM.
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Haha, spot on, like a kid in a candy store...

Forgiven if we get some new ATD PMC. Or any new assortment of ATD sweets... (and yes, I heard of Darren's bad blood with Ibanez, but I want to believe). Yes, I have a one track mind
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THIS needs to come to the USA!!!!



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A replica of the Bruno UV ? Darren supposedly was working on one ...

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Re: Ibanez 2018 NAMM Speculation Thread

Hoping this'll be the year they finally release a MIJ 7-string version of Jake Bowen's JBM100.

(please, spare me the comments about there already being a Premium version)

I'd also love to see more 7-string models with solid matte finishes and maple boards. I'm absolutely in love with Al Joseph's matte blue-and-gold 752.
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I'm also hopin' at some point to see another MIJ Paul Gilbert signature. I think Paul has gained a new audience on youtube in the last decade with his charisma/indefatigable chops and it definitely warrants a new MIJ sig. Preferably a PGM but I'd take that purple fireman with lo-pro that he's had recently too i guess.
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Might seem a little early, but, I noticed last years page kicked off round October, so why not huh?
It is never too early to speculate, or listen to Christmas music for that matter.

I would like the person who came up with the RGD3127 to get a promotion and have more control over product development. I do not recall anyone asking for a white RGD with a Lo-Pro and Maple fretboard but that is what Ibanez gave us and it is one of the more interesting guitars they have made in the recent past.
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