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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-18-2005, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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J-custom MRG-4 and MRG-5...beautiful must see!

http://www.kurosawagakki.com/ibanez1_vo2.html

Thought I just had to share this website. Good pictures.

I know they are very limited edition and were only distributed to certain stores in japan. I also know I want one of each.

Mabey jemsite would like to use the pics/info as I haven't seen either on the site. (I have seen the "tom anderson look-a-like" in forums though)

****ing beautiful!
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Re: J-custom MRG-4 and MRG-5...beautiful must see!

One of these days, Ibanez will stop using so much mahogony and get to using swamp ash and alder. When they do, ........I'm there.
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Man that MRG5 is nice!
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-19-2005, 12:02 AM
 
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The second one without the pickguard was quite lovely.
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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-19-2005, 01:01 AM
 
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yea i love my mrg-4 ......................
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Nice link! Those are beautiful.
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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-19-2005, 08:25 AM
 
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Oh my f**king god!!! Those are soooooooooo beautiful! I've got to get one. I wish they would make them in cherry sunburst and with black pickguard, then I would get one right away(if I could find one.) Ibanez should sell those things to over seas. Those would be nice new RG models. Sadly, I will never see one here in Finland.
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Re: J-custom MRG-4 and MRG-5...beautiful must see!

It says their both made from "SOUTH AMERICAN MAHOGANY" though sadly I cannot tell you if that is special wood or what. Anyone care to enlighten?

Also some of you might have missed this link on the page http://www.kurosawagakki.com/pix/ibanez/P1140396.jpg
just wow

Quilted maple top, flamed maple binding, incredible looking tree of life inlay...all the aesthetics I adore.
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South American Mahogany is usually also known as Honduran Mahogany, which is one of the most favourable tonewood in the Mahogany family. If you look at a lot of high-end custom luthiers, my bet it that they use Honduras Mahogany (or South American Mahogany). Unlike some of you here, Mahogany has to be my favourite tonewood (though I do love my strat very deeply ). Flamed maple binding, vine inlay, those guitars are simply gorgeous! The only things I would like it to have is a flamed maple top and Paf Pro pickups.
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OMFG I have SO gotta get one of those :O
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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-19-2005, 12:21 PM
 
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I believe those are custom models made by ibanez to commemorate their relationship with that particular store.
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Re: J-custom MRG-4 and MRG-5...beautiful must see!

Those are some custom one off's Ibanez made for Kurosawa this year. Last year Kurosawa had a bunch of custom RG8520's made. Gurj actually just bought a used one off Ishibashi (he's got pics of it at the "show your j-customs" thread). If I recall, the MRG models are all custom/special models made for Kurosawa-gakki, HRG are custom models for Ikebe-gakki and the YCRG's are for Yamano-Music.

Dunno how many of these "custom custom" models are out there, but every once in a while Guitar Center gets something like that done. (ie. the Texas Prestige models and various other exclusive models).
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STUNNING .

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Re: J-custom MRG-4 and MRG-5...beautiful must see!

I'd love to get the one with the pickguard with a swamp ash or alder back. Or all swamp ash, for that matter. Very good looking instruments, the gold looks nice on them.

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Jim777, you're making me want to keep my all swamp ash RG1302 now. Maybe I should keep it, refinish it and pop a pickguard on it. Hhhmmm..
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