So, apparently the new 6 string AZs have new, lower output proprietary SDs and a trem that's flush with the body Ė interesting. I thought they were just new colours and rosewood board.
I canít help but think that the red binding would make it look like some early 2000s Schecter Nu Metal machine.
I was hoping for a Prestige RG570 with a modern twist, but Ibanez have just gone a step too far in the wrong direction again.
The $2000 Koa Premium is where itís at this year, simply because theyíve got all of the features we like (Edge trem, good pickups and nowadays, fancy name-brand frets!!!) but nothing extraneous to spoil the show.
All the stuff we like, with none of the stuff we donít. Itís a simple, winning formula.
Steve Vai could learn a thing or two from that magic spell
Ha, maybe! But would there be a new catalogue release without some b*tching about what could've been done better?
With something like the Jem, if yet another iteration was released with different colours and tweaked pickups, people would've moaned in the following ways: nothing has really changed, no FP, Steve/Ibanez resting on their laurels etc. Hehe.
I suppose you're thinking of something that's between, say, a Genesis version which has the classic specs and a J-Custom, with ultra fancy woods and pickups, bit of bling.
I would love an headless guitar made by Ibanez.
Since they already do headless basses....
Would be interesting, and not inconceivable. Headless is popular again with prog/metal folk these days, with the likes of Kiesel and Strandberg offering high end stuff, and Harley Benton the afforable end.