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post #76 of 97 (permalink) Old 02-02-2010, 08:03 AM
 
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We may not be able to get the new J Customs anymore after this but used one's of the new models will still filter out of Japan same as before I'm guessing.
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Yeah Id have to agree, in Australia a used J Custom in Mint condition will go for quite a bit, considering we get bugger all..
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You might want to expedite that. Ibanez has banned the retail export of Ibanez guitars from Japan, in effect 1/25/10.
Retail export is the term here. I'm assuming that is for new retail guitars from an authorized dealer? A used guitar from a non-retailer should not be an issue. If not, then that is going to be a problem.
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You'd wonder what places like Ishibashi, Ikebe and Kurosawa are gonna feel about it as not only do they stock the new JCRG ranges but also order their own special runs of J Customs. This new rule by Ibanez is gonna massively reduce their potential customers. Will they be able to accept buyers from outside Japan or are Ibanez just gonna offer the J Customs solely to the Japanese retailers which would then increase their potential customers?

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Ishibashi has already closed it's international sales department. Which is why you've been seeing them start to list used JC's on e-bay. I'd expect the rest to follow.

There will be no new Ibanez from authorized dealers, or anybody else. I told everbody months ago that this was coming.
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It's a shame it's come to this. Ibanez has to know how popular JCustoms are outside of Japan. It's not like they're restarting up USA customs either. I guess we wait and see how this affects the used market.
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You'd have to wonder what Ibanez's thinking is on this matter. I mean, they are a business and all businesses work on profit. It doesn't make sense to limit your market like this. This will not only apply to JC's but to all Ibanez models that are only intended for the Japanese market.
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You'd have to wonder what Ibanez's thinking is on this matter. I mean, they are a business and all businesses work on profit. It doesn't make sense to limit your market like this. . . .
Recent posts on the Ibanez forum by HUSA employees suggest that Hoshino intentionally creates desirability and exclusivity by restricting availability, thereby increasing profits.
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So when is this "export ban" going to start. or has it already started?
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You might want to expedite that. Ibanez has banned the retail export of Ibanez guitars from Japan, in effect 1/25/10.
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But is that actual fact? J customs are such great guitars. It'd suck if we cant get them anymore
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Well, we can still get them...just not new.
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But is that actual fact? J customs are such great guitars. It'd suck if we cant get them anymore
It seems to be. Rich is an authorized Ibanez seller now or something, and I assume gets his information straight from the company.
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It seems to be. Rich is an authorized Ibanez seller now or something, and I assume gets his information straight from the company.
Yup. If you hear this from Rich take it as read basically. Hikey Mikey has also made a good post here on the topic, see his post above. Maybe Ibanez are trying to keep the JC range that little bit more exclusive, in fact weren't the JC's always supposed to be like that anyway. For me the early JC's were more alluring eg Metal, Gear, Arch , Gold, Art etc. Are they better guitars than the latest/current crop of JC's? Ostensibly the new one's have better materials/build quality? Is it a good or bad thing that the J Custom range is going to remain that little more elusive and hence desirable, albeit at a price, to your average non Japanese Ibanez player/collector?
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The part about Japanese dealers no longer being allowed to export came from this board. I'm in the process of confirming it with Ichyscratchy, but it fits right in with where they have been going policy wise.
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