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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-18-2013, 05:02 AM Thread Starter
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Ishibashi Exclusive RG8228E

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My name is Jason and I work for Ishibashi Music in Shibuya, Tokyo.

I seems that my presence here has ruffled some feathers so I would like to set the record straight.

This is NOT here to sell you guys this guitar. It is here as "Guitar Porn" and that's it. We can not sell NEW Ibanez to the international market.

The simple fact is that you all talk about Ishibashi, Ikebe and some other stores around Japan. As far as any of us know, I am the only Non-Asian person working in a Guitar Store in all of Japan.

There are often people thinking they know what happens here in Japan and guess, but there are a lot of unanswered questions like Japan is another planet, (which in some ways it kind of is).

About this Guitar...
This is an Exclusive to Ishibashi Music for the JAPANESE Market. Yes, it is the same as the JCRG813 in everyway except in Japan it's called an RG8228E followed by the color codes.

There are only 5 in two colours, Brown Garnet Shadow & Black Opal. I'm not here to sell them to you because I can't even if I wanted to. I'm just showing them off so you know they exist.

Here are some photos of the Black Garnet Shadow model. This is the one we have here in Shibuya.

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post #2 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-18-2013, 05:34 AM
 
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Re: Ishibashi Exclusive RG8228E

Hi Jason,
that is nice, too bad I'm not a fan of 8 stringer, I don't even have 7 stringer yet! LOL.

anyway, do you guys have any plan to make some ishibashi special run of J-custom, or maybe even prestige model in the future?
when you plan to do that, what is the factor to make decision, such as :
body wood, neck wood config, flame top or no...etc..?
I'm sure you must have a deep survey on what the market wants at that moment before making that decision.

edit : i'm talking about 6 string...
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damn .. 8 strings? I am still very bad with my 6 strings.
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Woke up, checked Jemsite, huuufhhhhhhhhhhhnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggghhhhhh.....I heave to go clean myself up now....

That's a seriously beautiful thing.
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The price tag will be $4000+ I bet.
This won't be a big seller.
I'll stick with my RGA8 I got for $379.
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Beautiful guitar, but how is it different from the JCRG813? That guitar is even available in the same colors.
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Thread restored after discussion w/ Jason regarding policy & intent. I also requested a username change to something more personal and a less "business". Thanks... glen
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Hi,

I celebrate the Ishibashi Music effort to show us their (exclusively for Japan?) J-customs. If I had the cash, I'd buy that 8 in the blink of an eye. But I'm an entrepreneur, and these are not times for shelling out big cash for guitars.

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Is that you Jay Mac?
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It is indeed Corey. I hope all is good back home mate. How are you suffering with the cold?

Hey, I saw The Winery Dogs on Thursday night. Richie Kotzen was on fire. Damn that boy can play.

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Thanks for the warm welcoming JP.

It turns out though that you can get these in the US. They are called JCRG813. They are exclusive within Japan to Ishibashi. Even if you wanted one, we're not allowed to sell new Ibanez internationally anyway. I put them here for our love of Ibanez, appreciation, dreams & most importantly.... for the history books.

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Hi,

I celebrate the Ishibashi Music effort to show us their (exclusively for Japan?) J-customs. If I had the cash, I'd buy that 8 in the blink of an eye. But I'm an entrepreneur, and these are not times for shelling out big cash for guitars.

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Beautiful guitar, but how is it different from the JCRG813? That guitar is even available in the same colors.
It turns out they are identical. The only difference is the name here in Japan VS the US title. Why they differ I don't know.

A big thank you to Rich from Ibanez Rules for pointing that out to me. It's an Exlusive for us to have them in Japan when other stores don't (as yet possibly). Funny enough, it seems America got them before well before we did. Go figure.
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I spent some time digging through the different international Ibanez sites earlier. The part numbers don't seem to be the same everywhere in the world. For instance, what we have here as a JCRG613 is listed on all the international sites as JCRG20136. None of the international sites list the JCRG813 at all, so it might be only available in the US and now Japan through Ishibashi.
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It is indeed Corey. I hope all is good back home mate. How are you suffering with the cold?

Hey, I saw The Winery Dogs on Thursday night. Richie Kotzen was on fire. Damn that boy can play.
Ha ha,yeah bro...tad chilly down this way and yeah Kotzen is great,lucky you.
Your gonna get to see so many great gigs there man,I'm jealous!
So you in Japan permanently now with the wife or just working holiday?
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