There are NO Wizard necks on J Customs, not 17-19mm Wizards you're all thinking about.
The current Wizard is 18-20mm and 2mm wider than pre 05' Wizards.
Well then Ibanez is being deceiving by CALLING them wizards. Which is just another complaint I have. False advertising.
If you're talking about the lousey profile of the MIK W2's then I fully understand, they suck. Far too hard D shaped with way too much meat in the shoulders. For whatever reason, that's the way they are. If you don't like it, then buy USED MIJ!!
I did. I'd also like to buy some new Ibanez guitars sometimes. This don't look like it's going to happen. So Ibanez now has 2 different versions of the WII as well?
Sounds like a cluster-fck How is the consumer supposed to know all this?
Nobody is pinching pennies or screwing anybody.
It costs less to make guitars in Korea, yet the Prestige costs the same.
They production costs aren't the same. While they may be getting less so as years go on, in 2005 the S costs less to make. But Ibanez sold it for the same price.
A sizeable amount of production capacity HAD to be moved to Korea as Fujigen clamps down on available capacity. The S was a victim, as was any S derivative, and if you REALLY knew how much of the MIJ production work is actually being done in Korea and shipped back and forth this would be a completely different thread.
I am not complaining about where it was being made. I said Ibanez should start making wizard profile necks in Korea as well. What is stopping them from doing that?
But you just admitted to what I was saying in the thread. The S is a victim. And so are those that buy it. It's not the S that it once was.