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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-20-2009, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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why can't we have this maple tops in Prestige range?



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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-20-2009, 07:11 AM
 
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because young teen kids will gravitate to the prettier shiny guitars with the crappy trems...

i got no clue.
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I really like the blue one

I think Ibanez need to sort out their numbering system an range options though. It'd be good to be able to get Prestige guitars that look like this, but also still be able to get lower level guitars along these lines.

To be honest though, I just don't know where I stand with the trems anymore it was so much simpler when anything that said "edge" on it was great, and anything that didn't say "edge", wasn't

I hope these are going to be available in the UK
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Because they can still get us to buy guitars with boring finishes just by slapping a prestige label on it. I don't know either.
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What I have seen though is that most prestige guitars, tend not to have such great figured tops as some of the cheaper ones, which is understandable as it's a semi-decent thickness of wood on the prestige guitars as opposed to a thin veneer, but still a it's a little disappointing.

i guess we've been spoilled by all the media and web coverage of PRS's private stocks
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i guess we've been spoilled by all the media and web coverage of PRS's private stocks
lol Jono thats too true, however for the price of a Private Stock, you can have about 90 350's lol

I like the black one, and the blue one, and the other one ... Dammit !

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The problem with guitars like that is that they appeal to the kid in me who wants something pretty instead of a quality, functional instrument.
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lol Jono thats too true, however for the price of a Private Stock, you can have about 90 350's lol

I like the black one, and the blue one, and the other one ... Dammit !

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Well maybe 20 or 30 of them
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Well maybe 20 or 30 of them
you know very well what i meant sir lol.

althou, private stocks are pretty, of the 2 i have been able to play they arn't all that imho, a Suhr or Trussart is much nicer feeling/playing.

I'd go for the Ibi, purely, ding a private stock it's gonna knock a few k off, ding a ibby, and you got a player

the more i look at them, the more i am digging the blue, but yet again Ibi forgot a string

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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-20-2009, 05:43 PM
 
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Those look pretty nice, I'd probably get one off evilbay once they are cheap and do so modifications and some work on the neck and it will be a great instrument.
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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-20-2009, 05:54 PM
 
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Hmmmm... Maybe giving everyone exactly what they want would be to easy?

Or because giving them nothing that they want or less than what they're used to will create buzz, which will create controversy, and controversy creates interested.. Interest creates sales.. and sales create pissed off customers and warranty claims.. LMFAO

hell .. I dunno....

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Ill have grey hair when it actually happens... or be dead and it never did.
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Because they can still get us to buy guitars with boring finishes just by slapping a prestige label on it. I don't know either.
Hey now, some of us like those guitars with boring finishes I prefer mine this way actually...personally I find the finishes above look bad on an RG, or any strat style body...save them for carved tops. Even some of the PRS guitars look bad to me, quilted maple is just not my thing, flame is tolerable if it's a real maple cap and only with certain finishes.

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The problem with guitars like that is that they appeal to the kid in me who wants something pretty instead of a quality, functional instrument.
On that note...I think this is why so many of the lower end Ibanez guitars have fake flame tops. And the ones that do have real tops cost a lot. Take PRS for example, their "Custom" series ALL have flame tops, even the ones that have solid finishes. If they would offer a Custom 24 in a solid finish with a plain maple top, for less money, I'd be all over that.
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Hey now, some of us like those guitars with boring finishes I prefer mine this way actually...personally I find the finishes above look bad on an RG, or any strat style body...save them for carved tops. Even some of the PRS guitars look bad to me, quilted maple is just not my thing, flame is tolerable if it's a real maple cap and only with certain finishes.
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On that note...I think this is why so many of the lower end Ibanez guitars have fake flame tops. And the ones that do have real tops cost a lot. Take PRS for example, their "Custom" series ALL have flame tops, even the ones that have solid finishes. If they would offer a Custom 24 in a solid finish with a plain maple top, for less money, I'd be all over that.
heh.. call me crazy , but seeing as how they dont offer that and you cant call and have it made, its kinda stupid prs calling it a CUSTOM, no?

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Damn awesome! I'm getting one
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post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-20-2009, 11:25 PM
 
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In my opinion, there's no point of in trying to make a cheap guitar look expensive.

I'm all for quilts and flames, but they'd better be real and thick.
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