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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 04-24-2007, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Interesting Facts from the IBANEZ - The Inside Story

The book that got shipped with some of the 20ths is actually real good reading for any Ibanez fan. I haven't completed it yet but I have already found out a couple of interesting facts.

Did you know George Benson is responsible for the neck volute? His guitars kept cracking where the headstock meets the neck during travel so Ibanez designed the volute for added protection on his signature model, a design that is still in use today.

The original "speed knobs" with the soft rubber were manufactured from a company that also happened to be in the adult novelty business as well. That explains why the rubber felt so good. True Story.
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LOL @ the rubber story. I agree, great book, though I didn't get to that part yet. "Speed knob" in itself sounds slightly rude...

Oddly enough, I read a book starting from the back. Why, I have no idea.
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LOL @ the rubber story. I agree, great book, though I didn't get to that part yet. "Speed knob" in itself sounds slightly rude...

Oddly enough, I read a book starting from the back. Why, I have no idea.
Lol, well I cheated and immediately read the section that documented the years 1987-1988 Then I went back and started from the begining.
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Anyway to get the book without having to buy a new guitar?
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I saw someone on here say you can buy the book for about $40
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Anyway to get the book without having to buy a new guitar?
yep, any major bookstore should have it, and you can order it from 1 2 3
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Anyway to get the book without having to buy a new guitar?

Oh come on Paul!! Don't ya want a new guitar??


Buy a 20th and you'll get the book for FREE!! Just imagine the savings
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Oh come on Paul!! Don't ya want a new guitar??


Buy a 20th and you'll get the book for FREE!! Just imagine the
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LOL!!!

I have a better idea. Buy the 20th, send it to me and you keep the book.
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can't wait till I can read it
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my 20th didn't come with a book???
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my 20th didn't come with a book???
if mine doesn't i might get one from 123 cause it sounds very intresting
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my 20th didn't come with a book???
I believe all the west coast dist (chesbro) didn't get it, only the east coast Hoshino distributers, or something like that
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if mine doesn't i might get one from 123 cause it sounds very intresting
100's of great pictures, great coffee table book
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I believe all the west coast dist (chesbro) didn't get it, only the east coast Hoshino distributers, or something like that
so if i get it from Rich I won't have one cause he is east coast? kinda lame, but I like buying from Rich, plus I like helping out the smaller businesses and not the major corporations
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Just imagine the savings
Easier to imagine the kick the ass from my wife if I bought one. Wish I had the cash in the bank to get one though. Besides, I have an RG550 BK maple board from...1993 I think?

I'm more concerned what I'll do if JS graphics come out! EEEEK!!!


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LOL!!!

I have a better idea. Buy the 20th, send it to me and you keep the book.
I'd have no ass and other body parts left if my wife knew I did something like that!

Anyways, aren't you already getting a 20th? If you are, then maybe you should send me the book.

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