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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-30-2007, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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My Custom RAN (Ibanez S3040PL)

Hello. I have always loved the Ibanez S3040PL, but as many of you know, it is extremely rare. So, I went to RAN guitars custom order page ( and made a guitar. It is extremely similar to the S3040, except it is neck thru, 24 frets, features red LEDs, and has an original floyd rose, not to mention the H-H pickup combo. I'm surprised that they're willing to do the S body. Here are the specs:

R or L handed : right handed

Scale length : 25.5
Scale length other :

Body shape : other Body shape other : Ibanez S

Construction : neck thru body Construction other :

Body material : mahogany Body material other :

Top wood options : no Top wood options other :

Body binding : top

Binding material : Abalone jeweled Binding material other :

Pickup configuration : H-H Pickup configuration other :

Finish : solid Finish other : White

Custom finish : none Custom finish other :

Headstock shape : Cruiser Headstock shape other :

Neck material : mahogany 3P Neck material other :

Headstock : regular

Truss rod cover : plastic (b/w/b) Truss rod cover other :

Headstock finish : match body finish Headstock finish other :

Neck finish : other Neck finish other : none

Fingerboard material : ebony Fingerboard material other :

Number of frets : 24 Number of frets other :

Fret size : Dunlop 6110
Fingerboard inlays (MOP) : none Fingerboard inlays (MOP) other :

Custom inlays : yes Custom inlays other : Have Abalone Binding from body continue onto the fretboard, similar to the Ibanez S3040PL

Inlay at 12th fret (MOP) : none Inlay at 12th fret (MOP) other :

Fingerboard side inlays : LED`s (red) Fingerboard side inlays other :

Fingerboard binding : Abalone jeweled Fingerboard binding other :

Headstock binding : Abalone jeweled Headstock binding other :

Nut : locking Nut other :

Width : 1 5/8(42mm)

Hardware color : gold

Bridge system : original Floyd Rose Tremolo Bridge system other :

Tuning machines : Schaller M6 locking Tuning machines other :

Straplocks : Schaller

Pickups : DiMarzio
Neck : Tone Zone - Gold Covered
Middle : None Bridge : AirNorton - Gold Covered

Pickup rings : metal

Control knobs : 2 x volume Control knobs other :

Other controls : none Other controls other :

Pickup selector : 3-way lever Pickup selector other : Flight case : yes - - -
Additional instructions : Gold pickup rings

Also, I could even ask for them to use the S3040s tremolo too, but I'm afraid that the price would be alot higher. Should I ask for the edge tremolo? Any other suggestions?
It costs 3030 euros ($4150.50) as made to those specs. Do you think I should go for it? Have any of you had any experience with RAN guitars? It has the specs of my dream guitar, but I still need to think about it before I order it...
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-30-2007, 11:24 PM
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Re: My Custom RAN (Ibanez S3040PL)

RAN guitars are suppose to be amazing, so i'd say yea, it'd be worth it.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-31-2007, 02:29 AM
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Re: My Custom RAN (Ibanez S3040PL)

RAN's look sick

me wanty big time..(aside from that pickup combo and knobs)
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-31-2007, 05:28 AM
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Re: My Custom RAN (Ibanez S3040PL)

Damn that is a pretty hot axe
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-31-2007, 07:42 PM
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Re: My Custom RAN (Ibanez S3040PL)

Air Norton in Bridge and Tone Zone in Neck??
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-31-2007, 07:55 PM
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Re: My Custom RAN (Ibanez S3040PL)

Why are you so surprised that they'll do an S? They've done almost every shape known to mankind. Check out their gallery.

By the way, their prices have gone way up in no time at all. You used to be able to get pretty much anything for less than $1500.
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