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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-27-2014, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Model hierarchy resource?

As a newer guy to Ibanez's, is there a resource or website that lists all the different models and which one is supposed to be better than the next? Obviously a lot of it is a matter of opinion but I was thinking the hierarchy could be listed by MSRP or something (and obviously a guitar that sold for $499 in 1990 doesn't equal a guitar selling today for $499).

Just curious if there'a anything out there, Ibanez makes a lot of different models!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-27-2014, 11:59 AM
 
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Re: Model hierarchy resource?

Not even Ibanez wiki has all the guitars, as for the quality of the guitars that would be really subjective in most cases but a general rule of tumb would be Japanese > Indo > Korean, and not even that would be true to some people, also as far as Japanese models it would be something like Sugi > J Custom > Signature > (80s 90s models = Prestige).
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Re: Model hierarchy resource?

Jemsite may not have a "list" per se, but there are a lot of guys and gals on here who know their stuff when it comes to the Ibanez line up. I'd be more apt to bounce a model off of them and get their opinions as opposed to a generic website. Ibanez have made a lot of sneaky models that may be low on the hierarchy food chain, but are great guitars. Give it a try!
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Re: Model hierarchy resource?

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Jemsite may not have a "list" per se, but there are a lot of guys and gals on here who know their stuff when it comes to the Ibanez line up. I'd be more apt to bounce a model off of them and get their opinions as opposed to a generic website. Ibanez have made a lot of sneaky models that may be low on the hierarchy food chain, but are great guitars. Give it a try!

^^^THIS

It would be a herculean task to put together a list of every series, then each model # within each series in order of quality. I can't imagine how long it would take to do...... I know Jesse put an extraordinary amount of time into his USA custom database......and that's just one segment of one series over a fairly limited amount of time.

It's far more efficient to point you in a helpful direction after learning about your needs/wants/budget.
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Re: Model hierarchy resource?

I agree with the previous posts. Collectively, the members of this forum can offer more knowledge regarding Ibanez than any other resource. As for model hierarchy, I think we need specific examples in order for the knowledge to start flowing.
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Re: Model hierarchy resource?

The best way to do this is to understand in general what the different Ibanez terms mean like Prestige, Premium, etc and to understand how their numbering system works. You can get a lot of this by reading old catalogs.

There is no tool or cross reference for this, you just have to learn it over time.
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