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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-09-2006, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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New 2007 J-Custom

Heres a new Ikebe special J-Custom. Ikebe models are limited specials, but often hint at what to expect in the production J-Custom line



It carries a VERY hefty premium over the regular models, and the main features seem to be a slightly figured maple neck and a new finish, which as far as i can tell is thinner and perhaps similar to PRS modern eagle. The text goes in to some detail about the finish, so it seems to be the selling point.
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niiiiiiiiiiice
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that wood looks pretty dark to me... maybe... jusy maybe... it might not be rosewood???
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that wood looks pretty dark to me... maybe... jusy maybe... it might not be rosewood???
No, its rosewood alright.
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-09-2006, 12:30 PM
 
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aww
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Sweet.

The new J.Customs seem to have Titanium neck reinforcement but it's not mentioned here. I wonder if that's an oversight or these were spec'd by Ikebe without it.
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niiiiiiiiiiice
Indeed .

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Re: New 2007 J-Custom

I'd accept that if someone gave it to me, though it doesn't seem to be anything much different from the other J-Customs. If it was H-H as opposed to H-S-H I'd get it.
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Re: New 2007 J-Custom

Where's my passport?...
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-09-2006, 11:20 PM
 
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Re: New 2007 J-Custom

Looks identical to the production RG8470F except for the select top... and the price on those HRG2007s is assinine.
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ssshhh... that´s a nice one... i only wish i could have one...
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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-10-2006, 03:24 PM
 
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Re: New 2007 J-Custom

Here's the scoop behind Ikebe Special models. They're essentially RG8470's with the following exceptions:

-Darkened/"Ebonized" Rosewood fretboards (idea adopted from PRS)
-New types of Clear Coat. Unlike other production models(including other J-Customs), these two new models don't have a poly-coat, rather the two models use one of the followig.

HRG2007RNS -> Shellac Varnish (French polished like those $10k-$20k classical guitars)
HRG2007ALQ -> All Lacquer top (Nitro Cellulose lacquer that is dried/hardened with ultra violet light like the higher end Taylor acoustics where the lacquer is kinda floating above the wood grain).

The idea behind using the different types of clear coating is to allow the wood to "breath" more. The French Polished Shellac finish is supposedly more porous and the new all lacquer finish is supposed to protect the wood but not seal the grain.

Also, these guitars feature push-pull Volume and Tone pots.
Volume pot -> Wired to switch the neck pickup from series/parallel. (down series, up parallel for a thinner sound with a higher resonant peak)
Tone pot ->Wired to include a Low cut Filter. (down is standard, up enables the low-cut filter but the tone pot still stays a tone pot so the amount of Low Cut is not variable)

I can't confirm this but it also appears that the trems have been updated again. I don't know what's been changed and it's just purely cosmetic, but it looks like the studs have been finished in the same cosmo black finish the trem is. (If you're hoping for locking studs, I've gotten word that they ain't got any locking set screws, but the studs may just be sturdier than previous ones).

That's about all the info I can fish out.
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JS1200's have had cosmo studs for the last 6 months, they're no tighter than the rest.
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So it *IS* just purely cosmetic
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I haven't noticed any difference in them being tighter. I have 2 more 1200's to do in the next couple days so I'll pay a lot closer attention.
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