Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: London, Essex, UK
Re: Ibanez Losing Fans
I think this year is a vast improvement on the previous 3 or 4 years.
There are plenty of new models this year, some new finishes. They are "testing" the waters with the neon finishes again on the RG550 Reissues. And I'm sure those finishes will be brought back full-time sooner rather than later. They have released the first production 8 string as well. More guitars with varied pickups as well, EMG's, Duncan's, and DiMarzio's.
Okay, so suprise suprise they can't please everyone. But that will never happen. But there will always be people saying stuff like, "if only it was a maple fretboard", and "if only it was a different colour".
Ibanez can't do everything at once. They can't please everyone.
And I think this year will be a great year for them. Indonesian manufacture is a down-side admmitedly. But again, we can't have everything.
If people dont like what Ibanez have released this year, its simple. Don't buy anything from them. Go and buy a Jackson, PRS, ESP or whatever else. People should go and find what they really want.
I'm sure the people at Ibanez won't lose sleep over it.