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Oh yes! finally! they re-open the custom shop order?
about the damn time...
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since we're dreaming here... what if Ibanez signed Kirk Hammet, then soon we'll have a fujigen made new artist signature that looks like this :
Black RG, skull inlays, no binding, EMGs, All black hardware, reversed headstock, neckthru body.. you may picture it as ESP KH-2 with RG body and headstock.

how many of you would buy it?
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since we're dreaming here... what if Ibanez signed Kirk Hammet, then soon we'll have a fujigen made new artist signature that looks like this :
Black RG, skull inlays, no binding, EMGs, All black hardware, reversed headstock, neckthru body.. you may picture it as ESP KH-2 with RG body and headstock.

how many of you would buy it?
Nope, because i hate Metalli****.
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I would buy it.
Not because I love Metallica and a big fan of Kirk, but all those ingredients look right in my book.
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I would buy it.
Not because I love Metallica and a big fan of Kirk, but all those ingredients look right in my book.
I have an RGR580DW. Reverse headstock, black (with pinkish borders), and NOT Electric magnetic garbage pickups.
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I think a Lo Pro 8 would be the only thing that would sell any more new 8's. That market shriveled to a raisin.

I predict further quality degradation as Fujigen tries to meet the increased demand, which won't offset the difficulty in getting guitars in the US as China digs into the allocation further. I predict they'll have to expand production output to the point I see a partnership with Sugi to build their own production facility under Sugi management as the only real solution.

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Based on Rich's prediction, at some point, Fujigen and Sugi will build an Ibanez production facility in the U.S. to manufacture guitars for the U.S. market. It is called "insourcing" or "re-shoring" or "outsource inshoring." (Someone who knows, please contribute.) If "something good is coming" it usually means "coming into existence" or "coming to this location." I think it is the latter, in which case, Rich is right: this would be good and I am not expecting it. If Ibanez were to build a production facility in China, I do not think Rich would have said: "something good is coming."

However, .strandberg* is now building guitars in Scottsdale, Arizona. https://strandbergguitars.com/usa-select/
The business model is not quite the same though.

This article offers a different perspective on guitar building which people might find interesting:
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Crumbs, not clues

One had nothing to do with the other.

I do not see them ever setting up a factory in the US. They would want their high end production centralized in Japan, although you can never rule it out.
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What about a Genesis line of 24 fret Sabers in colors like Lipstick red? YUMMY
24 or 22 frets? Surely 22 for a Genesis Series release?
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Not that im into the Premiums but be nice to see the JS24P get a colour change, same candy apple since it was introduced.

Ill buy a new coloured JS if it comes out other wise might get a 1CR..... Since Joe is no longer contracted to Marshall Im guessing his focus may be more on amps right now.... I have a meet n greet when he is here in Dec, might see if he will spill the beans on anything in the pipeline with his line
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24 or 22 frets? Surely 22 for a Genesis Series release?
They would probably be 22, but I'd wish for 24 :/ My only complaint about picking up an old saber is it being 22 frets.
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They would probably be 22, but I'd wish for 24 :/ My only complaint about picking up an old saber is it being 22 frets.
Yeah, 24 frets kind of completely misses the point of the whole concept of the Genesis series. S-series are a great idea and incredibly sleek, but too small for me, my green doom burst doesn't get nearly enough playtime in comparison to how cool it looks. I also wish they'd move they'd move the jack socket to the back of the guitar or something!
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I personally just want an updated color line for the S series. 2 years in a row with the same color schemes and appointments.
Maybe a new S uppercut. I've got the first Uppercut S, would love another.
I often wonder if solid colors will return to the S line. I've been listening to a lot of Frank Gambale and his solid color FGMs look great.
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I think a Lo Pro 8 would be the only thing that would sell any more new 8's. That market shriveled to a raisin.

I predict further quality degradation as Fujigen tries to meet the increased demand, which won't offset the difficulty in getting guitars in the US as China digs into the allocation further. I predict they'll have to expand production output to the point I see a partnership with Sugi to build their own production facility under Sugi management as the only real solution.

There is something good coming you won't be expecting.
You always leave clues. <img src="http://www.jemsite.com/forums/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
Based on Rich's prediction, at some point, Fujigen and Sugi will build an Ibanez production facility in the U.S. to manufacture guitars for the U.S. market. It is called "insourcing" or "re-shoring" or "outsource inshoring." (Someone who knows, please contribute.) If "something good is coming" it usually means "coming into existence" or "coming to this location." I think it is the latter, in which case, Rich is right: this would be good and I am not expecting it. If Ibanez were to build a production facility in China, I do not think Rich would have said: "something good is coming."

However, .strandberg* is now building guitars in Scottsdale, Arizona. https://strandbergguitars.com/usa-select/
The business model is not quite the same though.

This article offers a different perspective on guitar building which people might find interesting:
Big sounds from the small boutique guitar luthiers of California
I've thought this was a great idea for a while. We make a great US made product in Alabama where there's good workers and a low cost of living. Seems to work out well for everyone.
Not sure about guitar making though. I'm kind of skeptical Ibanez will venture into US production again, but I'm an outsider.
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I've thought this was a great idea for a while. We make a great US made product in Alabama where there's good workers and a low cost of living. Seems to work out well for everyone.
Not sure about guitar making though. I'm kind of skeptical Ibanez will venture into US production again, but I'm an outsider.
I donít know either. Iíll settle for ďsomething good coming that we are not expecting.Ē If nothing else, it has a tone of optimism which is nice to hear.
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I think a Sugi/Fuji factory idea will be better. Maybe the expansion of the MIJ models, especially of the Genesis, means more sales and more happy Ibanez fans.
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