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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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NGD: Ibanez RG ART

Hey guys

I realize I had the other thread about international buying and paypal, but this is finally it, the official NGD thread, if you think its a double post, please delete the other thread. I tried my best to make a vid for it.

Thanks Jemsite

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A55WqG3TFeE
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 09:43 AM
 
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Re: NGD: Ibanez RG ART

Envy beyond belief!

Some day would love to find one of those!

congrats!
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You suck very much sir!!



Till I get one at least.
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Wow, that is truly guitar porn at its best.

Many, many congrats!!!!
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Re: NGD: Ibanez RG ART

The part I like most is the excitement on your face.

Congrats, it is beautiful.
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Re: NGD: Ibanez RG ART

Magnificent ! How does she play??
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Thanks a lot for all the congrats guys, nice to hear

how does she play??? OMG, Man, ive always thought the best neck ive ever touched was a jem7vwh. Now, I see the big deal about j-customs, finally. very fast neck, pure high end Ibanez primo material man.

I gota be honest, this guitar feels and sounds so right that im kinda pissed off at the rest of my collection....then again, this just makes the crown jewel that much more special to me. tbh, I don't wanna play it, I wanna get one of those clear display cases like from waynes world (the white fender strat with a "whammy bah" lol) and keep it safe cuz it plays so nicely and so fittingly, it suits me so well, that I know if I nick or ding it, im gonna nick or ding my own self man

its a great guitar man, definitely would be worth full retail price IMO.

(lol @ the excited expression on my face...I had to take the audio out lol)
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Awesome, thats all i can say:O!!!!
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(copied from the other thread):

Beautiful guitar man!! Major congratz on finally getting one. For me it's one of the most iconic J Customs of all. I really wish they would go back to making JC's like this and the other 1997 showcase models but it ain't gonna happen. A great guitar to own for sure, lucky guy!!!
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Re: NGD: Ibanez RG ART

Well hey since you're so disappointed with the rest of your guitars now, I'd be more than happy to rid one of them from your presence
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damn, I creamed my pants
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very very nice
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Thanks a lot for all the congrats guys, nice to hear

how does she play??? OMG, Man, ive always thought the best neck ive ever touched was a jem7vwh. Now, I see the big deal about j-customs, finally. very fast neck, pure high end Ibanez primo material man.

I gota be honest, this guitar feels and sounds so right that im kinda pissed off at the rest of my collection....then again, this just makes the crown jewel that much more special to me. tbh, I don't wanna play it, I wanna get one of those clear display cases like from waynes world (the white fender strat with a "whammy bah" lol) and keep it safe cuz it plays so nicely and so fittingly, it suits me so well, that I know if I nick or ding it, im gonna nick or ding my own self man

its a great guitar man, definitely would be worth full retail price IMO.

(lol @ the excited expression on my face...I had to take the audio out lol)
Basically, I would first determine if this guitar needs a plexi case and stay largely unplayed.

OK, if you have a very rare instrument which is incredibly fragile, like an already delicate Gretsch White Penguin, which is prone to humidity changes and already suffers from a then bad glue joint issue with the neck as was the case with pre-1970s Gretsches, then shelve it and keep it in display case or guitar case.

But if the guitar is a tough maple necked solidbody, then you wouldn't usually have to worry about humidity too much or any glue joints coming loose (like on original American made vintage Gretsch guitars). Also being that this guitar is a nice player, it's a shame to lock it in display case or guitar case for the rest of your life.

Another measure of display case worthiness is if the guitar belongs to a famous person. If you had the Elvis Martin with the trashy trailer home letters that spelled "ELVIS" starting to come loose and will fall off eventually from the vibration of the spruce top, then keep such an instrument behind plexi forever. I had a friend who had his favorite rock band, while they were still intact, sign his guitar. The band was so taken by his gesture to bring a guitar to be signed that he got to hang out with the band and got pictures of them signing it. Of course, that went out of the path of direct sunlight and got retired to its case. His other similar model, but different color electric guitar, then got to be the one he used.

While your guitar is very nice, and I assume not the proven property at one time of a celebrity, and not overly delicate due to build or faulty design like vintage Gretsch glue joints, I say play the thing and love it in that manner as you would anything else you have. Unless you like to spin it around on its strap like Steve Vai or play in dicey nightclubs, then use it at home, in the studio if you go somewhere for recording, and at live gigs (as long as you keep an eye on the instrument). That guitar is a player, and a looker for others to see too, and obviously designed for it.

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Re: NGD: Ibanez RG ART

Noted. Good points, tho I think you might be underestimating this guitar, or maybe im overestimating it cuz im biased since its my favorite guitar EVERRRRRR

I agree that it should be played because it is a player in my hands, and it would be a bit of a waste to just let it sit in the case forever.

so plexi case on hold for now....but I better not drop it or bump into any edges!!! I almost wanna put dimarzio straplocks but I wont dare touch the wood or hardware.

right now, my collection is complete

My other electrics:
Steinberger GL2T (1985 Newburgh, NY)
Paradise Jason Becker Signature
ESP MII Custom Shop (NYC Chaos Graffiti graphics like Michael Wilton from Queensryche)
Ibanez RG2228
Schecter Damien Elite 7 FR
Vigier Surfreter Supra (fretless)

(altho, i wouldn't mind a washburn n7 or an rg2027x)

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PS just a side note man, i dont think you understand the affinity i have for this guitar, ive been on the hunt for over a decade, nearly two. so as far as equating value (in terms of eligibility for a display case), this guitar is worth far more to me than any celebrity owned or ultra rare vintage axe, Id rather have this than any FLO, and Steves the reason Im here to begin with. I mean the art is ultra rare, and I don't know if any celeb owned it, but I do and that's more important to me lol

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Re: NGD: Ibanez RG ART

Awesome! I hope it inspires you to write alot of music.
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