Quote: from jeffrey on 1:53 pm on Aug. 1, 2001
As much as I (we) all like Ibanez guitars, for the prices that we pay, they really aren't made very well.
In some way's I agree, In other's I don't
They are made well, I don't have any complaints about the joint work or the hardware (with the guitars I've owned)
I sometimes think people want a guitar made to spec by the 0.00000005 of a millimetre, but not me.
My only slight gripe is the JEM/RG body "edges", they could do with more contouring, but that's for Steve to decide as far as the JEM.
The Parker's don't really appeal to me to be honest.
I suppose I'm too old fashioned, but there is just too much of a "let's look to the future" aspect about them.
I don't wan't an ekowhatever neck, I wan't a solid piece of wood that the earth has provided (no I ain't a hippy)
I don't want to have a degree to understand the options the guitar can offer me, because my only concern is how it sounds and plays, it's a tool, if it will provide me with what I need to hit a note and I'm comfortable with it in my hands then it's up to me to do the rest, instruments need to be relatively simple, because music offers us enough challenges without our instrument being the main one.
I think Parker took a leap just a little too far, which is why they wont have a mass appeal.
"too much too soon"
They quite drastically changed the guitar's basic build structure in such a short space of time.
I'm not saying those who don't like them shouldn't, as then I'd be guilty of being an axe nazi!, but they just aint for me at the moment.