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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need help identifying this guitar!

Hello,

I'd need help identifying if this guitar I recently bought really has an original Ibanez USA Custom body or not.

It's this guitar: http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f28/ft...dge-97265.html

The neck is clearly custom made but the seller claimed that the body is a modified (piezo) Ibanez USA Custom exotic wood series from the early nineties.

Anyhow, there's a couple of things that I find strange and make me wonder if this is actually just a custom luthier made body instead of original Ibby:


The guitar has two jem style jacks. No jack hole on the bottom of the body. Did any USA Custom have a jem style jack?





The arm contour doesn't match any other Ibanez body that I have; it's much less contoured measuring about 1.4 inches at the thinnest point.




Any opinions about this? Could it be Ibanez or just a random custom made body?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 06:13 PM
 
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Re: Need help identifying this guitar!

Here's a link to the UCEW feature here on Jemsite:

http://www.jemsite.com/articles-menu...w-exotic-wood/

All the guitars featured there have the HSH config while your's has a H/H.

I cannot be sure if the link I posted is the complete UCEW range though.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need help identifying this guitar!

Yeah, that's a good point. At least I don't remember seeing any H/H UCEWs.

Here's one H-S-S though, but is it actually UCEW, USRG or maybe just a custom made body with UCGR neck...?

http://s203.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/new%20najda/
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-07-2010, 02:07 PM
 
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Re: Need help identifying this guitar!

I have seen a US Custom Shop with the HH and a top like that.
But it was back a few years ago. It didn't have the upside down neck or a fretboard like that one.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-07-2010, 02:47 PM
 
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Re: Need help identifying this guitar!

a nice piece of art though ! with piezzos !!!!!!!!
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-07-2010, 03:05 PM
 
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Re: Need help identifying this guitar!

My guess would be a custom body as the jem style sunken jacks are not on any rg bodied double edge i've seen personally, and the position of the black piezo button isn't quite where I would have expected it to be either. My only other thought is 'could' it be a LACs body? Not sure if there would be any markings on the body under the neck pocket to help identify it.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-08-2010, 07:14 PM
 
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Re: Need help identifying this guitar!

this is not from the early ninethees.its remake for sure..see the input.and the body form isnt right...it can be a lacs..but i gues its remake.see the stamp in the neck pocket to be sure...
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-09-2010, 04:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need help identifying this guitar!

I checked the neck pocket; no markings whatsoever:



I really doubt it's LACS. Also the tremolo block routing seems to be little off (too wide), check the screw holes on the right:

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