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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-16-2011, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Rare Lefty NGD! (S content)

Just opened it up, let it warm up (shipped from Cali, cold as hell here in NY) and finally got the tuning stable.

Ok, first impression....WOW. The guitar feels much more solid than the S370L and the stock hardware is a clear upgrade (original edge trem, Japanese tuners, IBZ/USA pickups). I'm loving the beehive knobs (metal with little rubber rings around for traction) and the guitar just sounds amazing. I think I need to raise the single coils, though, as there is a substantial drop off in volume (more so on the clean setting).

The neck is much different as well. It is thinner and narrower than the neck on the S370L. I don't mind the larger width at all, but the thinner neck profile feels like home to me since I've been playing Wizards my whole life.

As for condition, the guitar is in VERY good shape for its age. There is a tiny nick on the lower horn and some light scratches on the back side of the guitar. The tremelo cavity cover is missing (don't care) and for some reason there are 4 springs attached. Whenever I get around to swapping strings (feels like 10's on there, but they are brand new) I will likely ditch 1-2 springs. The paint has a nice metal flake in it and I really couldn't be happier.

I contacted Rich at IbanezRules and he didn't know how many were made in lefty, all he could say was that "not many" were made. I've never seen one and I look just about every day. I think I might have stumbled upon something special!

Now for the pron. My camera can't seem to capture the color correctly, sigh. Sorry!







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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-16-2011, 10:11 PM
 
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Congratz! I love the S
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 08:06 AM
 
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I am totally envious of you. I've wanted a lefty S since my brother picked one up in 1999.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 06:58 PM
 
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Ive seen one RG Lefty and 1 S modle lefty. RG was in horrid shape, could have had it for 200.00 but almost all of the electronics needed done and the someone really didnt know anything about the bridge ( I still dont know what it was, but was single locking ) and really screwed it up. The S was nice but had been used. alot. the fret wire was almost wore flat till the 8th or 9th fret. I didnt have the ZR trem but what I think, again, Think, was a EDGE or licened floyd. 300.00 but im not a lefty. I have been with Ibanez since 97 and I really have not seen many other lefty models except the AX and lower lower end models. Either way, You sir have some nice stringers, I really like the blond though.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 10:06 PM
 
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I can never get used to looking at a lefty strat-shaped guitar.

Lefty LP's I've gotten used to(the rhythm guitarist in my band's a left, uses an LP), but it's just too weird for me to look at a lefty super strat.

Either way, happy NGD!
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-23-2011, 05:12 PM
 
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stargnoC

I' m glad to see that lefthanded people could also have
some cool guitars with a cool finish like Copper Metallic (and other than black)
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-23-2011, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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is that the color? It looks MUCH redder in person, my droid incredible apparently takes washed out pictures. Either way, I couldn't be happier.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-24-2011, 04:13 AM
 
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your guitar reminded me this Proline for lefties with the copper metallic finish
(also exists for righties ! )

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary/...t_id=140&now=1
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-21-2011, 02:22 PM
 
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wow, I didn't know they made S lefty. I need to find one now!
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-21-2011, 04:41 PM
 
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no sir, I don't like it. I love the color and the fact that it's a HSS, but It just looks strange. I think all left handed guitars looks strange. I can't wrap my head around it being "backwards". I am left handed, but I play right handed.

On a side note, they have a s420L right now.

[img]http://*****************.com/resourceservicehost/images/Ibanez/web/eg/products/S420BBSL.gif[/img]
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-22-2011, 04:17 AM
 
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The only thing better than finding an 89, left handed, lipstick red saber is.....
....finding one with the original beehive knobs!!!!

Lucky score bro,now get to the hardware store and get some 'O' rings for those knobs.
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