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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-25-2002, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Killer Guitars - Where can I find one?

Does anyone know of a company/individual importing "Killer Guitars" into the US from Japan? I am a big Akira Takasaki (of Loudness) fan, so I've had a bit of a hankering for one. I've searched high and low with no luck...
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-25-2002, 11:31 PM
 
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Check out this company from Japan... they're called Ibanez

They make some pretty "killer" guitars!
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post #3 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-26-2002, 12:26 AM
 
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Hey Hawkwind...

I'm not so sure about whether or not they would sell them in US, but they sell them here in my country, Singapore. I don't think they have a dealership in America...

But here's their website.

http://www.killerguitar.com/

The Japanese website has much more stuff and more eye candy!

http://www.killer.jp/

And here are some places they sell them...webshops that is...

http://www.ikebe-gakki.com/shoppage/...uro/killer.htm

I hope this helps!

Chris.
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post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-26-2002, 01:19 AM
 
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oh my god, that is actually a company name? *Heh... sorry for the sarcasim
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post #5 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-26-2002, 03:27 AM
 
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Now these guitars look pretty extreme. I laughed my ass off reading their names!! Also the Rasta guitar is a must!!
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post #6 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-26-2002, 03:38 AM
 
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i saw Chuck Schuldiner playing one in a mag pic [size=0.5](i think it's this month's Guitar World issue, w/Hammett on the cover)[/size], with only a X2N at the bridge and no tone pot.
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post #7 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-26-2002, 06:56 AM
 
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those are some truly unique, cool looking guitars. I like them a lot!!
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post #8 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-26-2002, 07:58 AM
 
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They definitely look cool, but one thing i noticed is that most of the strat-style ones look very small. Like 5/8 scale bodies, along the lines of the Washburn N4.
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post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-26-2002, 09:45 AM
 
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nuno-

thats a B.C. Rich Stealth, it's been Chuck's main guitar for god knows how long


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post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-26-2002, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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I've always thought that they had a really sweet look to them. Just wish I could get my hands on one! Thanks for the web page (ikebe-gakki). I'll look through and see if I can get something cool. Still wish I could find a company that already imports them in, that way I can avoid having to figure out all of the taxes and crap... ugh.
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post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-26-2002, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hmmm... I've noticed that some of the guitars are made of sen... what type of wood is that? I'm not to familiar it. Does something compare to it (alder, basswood)?
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post #12 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-26-2002, 04:44 PM
 
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DaveSwift - that was TOO damn funny!!!! :rotf:
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post #13 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-26-2002, 04:47 PM
 
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God, I *remember* Loudness!!!! wow... They opened for Accpet here in Denver back in like 1986/87 - If I remember correctly.. What ever happened to them? They *were the oriental (ock Rock, eh??
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post #14 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-26-2002, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Trapzilla, under danger of getting off subject, Loudness could be lumped in with that tag. The guitar player, Akira, is a wicked player. Paul Gilbert, my other fav player, has cited Akira as one of his main influences. You can hear a lot of Akira's influence on early Racer X records. Paul even guested on Akira's 96 solo album. Loudness is still rocking over seas. As with most shredders, Japan seems to be their last safe haven.
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post #15 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-26-2002, 06:45 PM
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Killer guitars are made by ESP, they are pretty nice but some of the shapes are pretty wicked. *I think Jason at Drum City Guitar Land had one in last time I was down there. *I've also seen 1 or 2 on ebay.

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