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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-16-2001, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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The arrival of my third Ibanez American Master is here!!
man! the UPS tracker showed it *delayed in Orlando for the last 2 days.. My freind comes over to work out with me and says.. *"someones at the door" as he was walking in...
shure nuff..
My Master had arrived!!

Here's a pic for ya all..






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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-16-2001, 10:04 PM
 
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Hey vwall,

Nice guitar! *Where can I see the specs on it?

Is that a STOCK nickel trem arm?

What's the finish on these guitars called?

later,
Chris
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-17-2001, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hey HRD
they trem arn is stock... i think. it came that way

But thats on the purple one. the new one is the red/yellow burst.

You guys are nore likely to find a PMC than one of these guitars.
To my knowledge, Myself and Rich Horner hold the only mass collection of these guitars. If anyone else has more than 1, they are quiet as a church mouse about it..

Actual number of production is a mystsery *but speculation says that there were only about 100 of these made and only a handful of the quilts made.
My main reqsoning for the quantity is this:
I ahve seen 5 of this and own 3., I know Rich who currently owns 4 of them.
the serial numbers are hidden.. i wont tell where, butthey are production sequential.. none of them have a serial number over 100...


There are other Masters like the one Rich had sold to another forum member. the least expensive version.
While the less expensive models are still cool. they dont appeal as they do not have the abilone/pearl *or offset inlays or the mahogony backside and quilt tops and birdseye maple.

the cheap version is neck thru with dot/oval inlays and alder/basswood body. No flair.
the next in line is the one just aquired by another member on ebay it is a nice quilt with birdeye but lacking the nice inlays...

the model numbers are as follows:
MA1FM *
MA1QM
MA2HSH (cheap ones)
MA3HH
these last 2 are questionable as to the source.
There are also 2 bass models which i beleive to be the rarest:
MAB4FM
MAB4QM
I have never seen them..

Here are the specs:

Neck Wood
3-piece Maple Purple Heart or
1-piece Maple 1-piece Maple

Neck Joint
AANJ - thru body

Hardware
CosmoBlack
Black

Pickup Config
H-S-H
H-H

Pickup, Neck
H: DiMarzio PAF Pro

Pickup, Middle
S: DiMarzio VS-1

Pickup, Bridge
H: DiMarzio Double Whammy

Pickup Switching
5-way

Bridge/Tremolo
Edge

Years Produced
1989-1992


NECK

Thickness:
17.0mm at fret-1 *
20.0mm at fret-12

Width:
43mm nut
56mm at fret-22
57mm at fret-22 (MA2 & MA3 models)

Radius: 430mm fretboard radius (16.93")




(Edited by vwall at 11:33 pm on Nov. 16, 2001)
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-17-2001, 01:36 AM
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There's also a 5 string bass, I have one
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-17-2001, 01:40 AM
 
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Rich,

I didn't know you played bass! * LOL

I also didn't see your list of gear from the other thread.
What gives?


later,
Chris
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I listed my *gear*!
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-17-2001, 02:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Im sorry Rich.. did you say there was a 5 string master bass???

and you have one??

plz plz plz.. shoot me over a photo...

lucky dog
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Remind me again sometime. I never shot any and it's kinda burried right now
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-17-2001, 03:32 PM
 
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Nice pair of guits, Scott! *I'm not a huge fan of purple, but I like that one...almost looks like birds eye on the head stock.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-17-2001, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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it is actually. the neck thru wood is a birdseye maple neck thru on most all of them less the chaepo ones.
very nice!


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E N V Y ! ! !
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-18-2001, 08:56 AM
 
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Hey vwall,
what's that red babe laying on the table behind the Masters?
She seems to be a beautiful Iby!
Can ya put a pic of her, too?
Thanx

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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-20-2001, 07:35 AM
 
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Hey vwall, i saw one neck thru for sale here in Brazil, in a site like e-bay !

Not much money
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