Join Date: May 2008
Location: mpls, mn, usa, urth
So what the heck was this Ibanez?
Years ago I was at a party where a bunch of different people I didn't know were attending.
One guy brought his Ibanez RG guitar, distortion box and amp and here's what I remember about it:
Pink RG shaped body, pink painted matching headstock, tinted pink mirrored pickguard, pink knobs (rubberized if I recall). If I'm not mistaken the fretboard was maple instead of rosewood or ebony (surprising - I usually can't motor on maple boards).
Okay, so the thing was a pink nightmare to quote Ralphie's dad in a Christmas Story. But, it was a monster.
The thing was one of those rare guitars that elevated your technique as high as it could go. It maybe gave me about 5% on the speed side and maybe 6-7% on accuracy - it just seemed like the neck was somehow created to accomodate my personal technique and elevated it somehow.
I basically monopolized that guitar once I got a hold of it for the duration of the party (poor guy!).
The owner of the guitar basically said "holy crap, when you were younger is all you did is play guitar?" Kind of, but not like that.
So; my question to you; what the heck was this guitar? Where can I find one? Did it come in any other colors besides pink?
I've tried other RG's but most of them were newer. I'm guessing this was a 1988-1989 or 1990 model at the latest. The party I attended was probably in the early 1990s sometime.