I had been trolling used.guitarcenter.com when I came by this vaguely nondescript but expensive Ibanez. I noticed the inlay looked familiar (I realized later that I recognized it from the JCRG21B) so I googled "j-custom winged inlay" and found out what it was. I immediately realized it would probably go fast but didn't have enough money and was heartbroken when I called and was told that they no longer do 30-day holds on used gear. So, I IMed my wife mostly joking around:
Me: "Hey, I found what I want for my birthday! I can get it now but am a little short..."
Her: "Cool, what is it?"
Me: "A badass guitar! 1 of 12, it's never EVER going to be available again! ...EVER!
Her: "*rolleyes* Another one? fine, how much is a little short?"
Me: "Just like... $1200 short"
Her: "What?!? How much is... no, I don't want to know. hold on"
Her: "Check your account, Happy B-Day"
The rest of the conversation is too laden with excited inappropriate language to retype here
Anyway, it arrived today and is stunning! I'm at work so I can't really give it much attention but the initial lookover came up with not even the tiniest ding. I looks like it just sat in a case for a long time as the frets need a polish really bad but aren't worn at all. So, I present my first real J-Custom: