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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD 1997 IBANEZ J CUSTOM RG GEAR-1

Picked her up from my local mail depot a few hours ago. A massive thanks to Nando (Jemsite ID Mainframe) for selling the guitar to me, top guy to deal with for sure!!

1997 Showcase model J Custom RG Gear-1. Mahogany body inlaid with Walnut Gears which is then laser cut for the ridge effect. Seriously amazing workmanship which you really have to see in the flesh. Wizard Profile neck. Pearl Gold Lo Pro Edge/Hardware, Dimarzio's are Super 3/Bridge, Blue Velvet/Middle, Fred/Neck. Great sounding guitar and it's nice to have a change from the standard J Custom Mahogany/Tone Zone/Blue Velvet/Air Norton combo.

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Re: NGD 1997 IBANEZ J CUSTOM RG GEAR-1

Ruffles have ridges!
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Wow that's really cool! Haven't seen many good close up pictures of those.
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Ruffles have ridges!
Also available in Mahogany and Walnut flavour.

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Wow that's really cool! Haven't seen many good close up pictures of those.
Thanks Jesse!! Any pics (including mine) that I've ever seen of the J Custom Gears have done them zero justice. They are really amazing looking in the flesh, though wouldn't be to everyone's taste I'm sure. I wish Ibanez would go back to making J Customs with finishes like this....not gonna happen though.
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Nice score!! I've had the pleasure to play one... awesome guitar, but heavy! Congrats!
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Nice score!! I've had the pleasure to play one... awesome guitar, but heavy! Congrats!
Cheers fella!! I think I read on here before that you're friends with Kevan (Geier??), the guy that owns the Egypt so I'm assuming it was his that you played?? His collection of J Customs would have you reaching for the whiskey bottle, really cool!
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Thats a cool looking fiddle, congrats, it looks heavy, it has that yeah, I'M ALL THAT vibe to it
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Damn that's a cool looking guitar. Bet it plays perfect to...congrats!
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Love it! I.....hate......you!
Nice score!



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Thats a cool looking fiddle, congrats, it looks heavy, it has that yeah, I'M ALL THAT vibe to it
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Damn that's a cool looking guitar. Bet it plays perfect to...congrats!
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Nice score!
Many thanks guys!!!
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Very nice - I am super happy for you Paul!!! That is a really great looking guitar! A great addition to your incredible collection! A rare guitar I'll bet - can't be too many of those out there. How do you like the pickup combo? Did that guitar come stock with a Super 3 & Fred combo? I hope I can get a J-Custom some day =0 Incredible guitars those J-Customs... Congrats!!!
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Cheers fella!! I think I read on here before that you're friends with Kevan (Geier??), the guy that owns the Egypt so I'm assuming it was his that you played?? His collection of J Customs would have you reaching for the whiskey bottle, really cool!

Yep, thats correct! Awesome collection - I was so distracted by it at Jemfest I nearly tripped into Steve Vai, true story!
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Yep, thats correct! Awesome collection - I was so distracted by it at Jemfest I nearly tripped into Steve Vai, true story!
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Very nice - I am super happy for you Paul!!! That is a really great looking guitar! A great addition to your incredible collection! A rare guitar I'll bet - can't be too many of those out there. How do you like the pickup combo? Did that guitar come stock with a Super 3 & Fred combo? I hope I can get a J-Custom some day =0 Incredible guitars those J-Customs... Congrats!!!
Thanks Ron!! Really like the pickup combo, first time I've had this one and it's great especially the Fred in the neck. They are the stock pickups. It's not the rarest J Custom by any stretch but still pretty rare all the same.
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That thing's really cool. I swear to God, Daemon........you gotta have the nicest (to me, at least) collection on that side of the pond. Congrats on another really cool score.
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I swear to God, Daemon........you gotta have the nicest (to me, at least) collection on that side of the pond. Congrats on another really cool score.
No doubt - an amazing collection for sure - and another great addition
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