Hey all, just want to formally introduce myself, as i have just become a new owner of one of the new s model prestige series guitars. It seems i may be one of the only ones at this point too, since i wasnt able to find any info about the axe online besides its specs and places that sell it, so i bought it blind, and am pretty happy with it.
I played guitar a long time ago, probably over tem years now, and have always played heavy stuff, so at the time, i owned a jackson, and an SG. I played in a couple of bands, and after a while, life started and responsibilities grew, and i kinda went away from playing, sold all my stuff, and never looked back, until about 5 or 6 months ago. I really started to miss playing, so i picked up my first guitar again after such a long absence.
Yngwie Malmsteeen is one of my favorite guitarists, and have always liked the scalloped neck, so i went ahead and picked up one of his signiture models. I got the vintage white one, because you just cant have that guitar in anything else, "nicknamed the Duck, but you new that
" Plays great, now that i got it set up, grind and polished, and the right gauge strings on there.
Next up, another of my favorites, and also a sad, sad story. Dime. I basically cried the day he was killed. I was browsing around the internet and found a site that was selling autographed dimes, authenticated, and the works, for a decent price. I mean, the guitar is one of the cheaper chinese models, but it is a set neck, fake floyd, locking nuts, and some cool, "potleaf" camoflauge color. Moat important, it was signed by Dime, so i bought it without even thinking about it. Not to make a profit either, as i looked at it when i got here, put on some Pantera tunes for old times sake, and put the guitar away in the closet, where it will stay, Knowing i have at least something that he touched, forever.
Anyway, i was always a fan of the S model guitars, and i needed something completely opposite of my Yngwie, so i wnet on the Ibanez site and saw the new S Prestige 2075 in Honey burst, actually the only color they make it in. Tried to do some research on the guitar, found out it only came out in March of this year, so info was very limited, no reviews, nothing. I bought it blind, and just recieved it yesterday. It plays awesome, just as i remembered the s models to play, fast neck ,low action, the way i like it..
Pickups are a mixed bag. They are the Dimarzio/IBZ ones, the bridge and neck pickup actually pretty good, nice hevay sound on the bridge, with a bunch of sustain, but that middle single coil... That they shouldnt have bothered with. Very muddy, and Noisy beyond belief. Man, i thought my dimarzios in the Yngwie where noisy, but this makes those sound like HB pickups with a full noise gate on. Lastly, the finish... Although, its extremely pretty, and nice and sleek looking, I had a crack in the finish right by the neck joint, real small, but still noticable. I had to sit there and inspect it with a flashlight to make sure that its not the wood thats cracked, but it is the clearcoat, because with a bright light, you can see the actual crack, and then the shadow of the crack on the wood underneath it, with a small gap in between the crack and the shadow.. I mean, no big deal, and it probably happened when the neck was applied, due to the pressure there, but still, you buy a new guitar for over a grand, you kinda want it to be perfect. I read in another thread people are calling this "character lines" Ill buy that, and do the same.
So theres my history, and i hope to be part of this community for as long as its around, and i look forward to having this site as my Ibanez bible.