...I was wondering what the resident experts here at Jemsite know and/or think about these guitars and their rarity or desirability to collectors.
i'm a huge fan of the Power series, rather than an "expert", i own 4 now (two 440P and two 540P), and i can't stop getting them. after collecting about 30 Ibanezs so far and trying hundreds, i just got stuck on them about anything: neck dimension, fret size, pickups combos, body size, sound, trem, looks etc. i can't find minus.
but luckily, their desirability to the mass is rather low, which makes them pretty cheap and relatively easy to find (not that kind of guitars that people won't part from).
as for rarity, their enough rare, but what keep wondering me is that it's very difficult to find a "common" 440P or 540P, they're very often different each others, i.e. pickup combos, colors, 5-way selector or 3 mini-switches or 3-way toggle, 1 volume with no tone or 1 volume + 1 tone or 2 volume + 1 tone etc. RGs change the model number as one of these factors change, but a P is always a P, no matter how many pickups, what pickups combo, or what controls layout it's got. for example, look at my case:
540P: HSS, 1v, 1t, 3-mini switches, IBZ/USA pickups, olive metallic;
540P: (triple-coil humbucker), 1v, no tone, 3-mini switches, IBZ/USA pickup, five alarm red;
440P: HSS, 1v, 3-mini switches, Ibanez very cheap pickups, black;
440P: HH, 1v, 1v, 1t, 3-way toggle, Ibanez active pickups, caribbean blue;
no one it's the same. is it just me?
..by the way, Nuno (a member on here and HUGE "power" series fan) found a seafoam green one of the 440P models....pretty cool, as it's an original finish, but not shown in the catalogs...
and... here we go!
just got 2 pink DiMarzios from Jaden to put on this baby, and a set of original white-base pink DiMarzio knobs too! yay!