New Ibanez Catalog arrives - Usually an exciting thing...
We got a copy of the 2001 Ibanez catalog this week at the store where I teach, and despite an attractive layout, there's so little gear of interest to me anymore - which sucks because I was hoping I could take advantage of my employee status and get some gear for cheap!
As a catalog archivist (I remember getting the '91 and '92 catalogs in the mail - that was an exciting time), I am saddened.
Two Jems. *The least amount we've ever had. *
The low-budget Satriani is still around but not the low-budget Jem?
The low-budget Gilbert survives with still no higher-income parent, and despite a picture of Paul with a PGM300.
The 27" scale guitars look kind of cool.
Once again, Ibanez offers the most useless variety of colors known to man.
RG7321? I can't figure out the difference between it and last year's Rg7421...but at least a fixed bridge RG7 still survives. *Only in black. *BLEAH.
New wavy neck inlay in several S guitars. *Kinda goofy looking, but I guess I should be happy with anything new.
I like the new funky basses. *Weren't these available in the early 90's as custom jobs? Were they called Affirma or something?